Factset opens a new office in Johannesburg

Sipho Majija

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information has opened a new office in Johannesburg as it seeks to grow presence in Africa. The new office will serve the Company’s growing client base in South Africa and provide a springboard for future expansion on the African continent.

Experienced members of FactSet’s dedicated client account teams and industry-leading consultants are now located at The Workspace, 44 Melrose Boulevard in the Melrose Arch precinct of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.

The new office gives investment professionals direct access to FactSet’s client service team across the company’s product suite including the industry-leading capabilities of FactSet’s most recent acquisition—portfolio performance, risk, and attribution provider BISAM.

“South Africa is a fast growing market,” said Franck Gossieaux, Senior Vice President, Director of Sales for the EMEA Region. “This new office enables us to strengthen our support and tailor our products and services to the needs of local clients while expanding our presence in Africa’s most mature and exciting financial market.”

FactSet was recognized as the 2016 Best Data Management Solution in the African Global Funds (AGF) Africa Service Providers Awards. The AGF Africa Service Providers Awards are the only awards dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of fund service providers covering Africa.

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