Belfast Telegraph

Finance expert to lead top London firm

By Clare Weir

A Belfast financial whizz has been appointed to a top job with a London-based IT company.

Danny Moore, who founded Belfast-based firm Wombat - which was sold to the New York Stock Exchange in 2008 - and set up investment firm, Lough Shore, has been appointed chief operating officer of Options, which provides services to banks, traders and exchanges.

He will be responsible for running the day-to-day global operations of the company and said he was looking forward to leading its growth.

"Options is a firm with a rich history, dating back to 1993, but interestingly, one that is also exceptionally relevant to the technology and infrastructure demands of the modern financial services industry," he said.

"Options has built its success on a bedrock of robust technology, complimented by industry leading support and sector-specific expertise, and I look forward to leading its continued growth in Europe, the US and Asia."

Lough Shore, founded in 2010, has invested in major Northern Ireland projects including the Sendmybag courier firm and wind energy company Simple Power.

The film, The Shore, part-funded by Lough Shore, won an Oscar last year for Best Live Action Short Film.

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