Broadridge appoints fund services veteran from SS&C as new president of its asset management solutions business

Incoming president brings a wealth of experience to Broadridge, having served at SS&C Technologies for five years and at Citigroup for 24 years prior to that.

By Wesley Bray

Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed a new president of its asset management solutions business.

Mike Sleightholme takes on the role and will be responsible for driving the growth of Broadridge’s global asset management business, the strategic execution of client and market-focused solutions and service delivery. Sleightholme joins Broadridge from SS&C Technologies where he most recently served as chief executive officer and general manager of its DST Systems business.

Before that, he spent 24 years in various senior leadership position at Citigroup, where he was responsible for its hedge fund services and the sale of that business to SS&C, as well as the subsequent integration.

“Mike brings to Broadridge extensive experience in driving business transformation and growth through innovation and a client-centric approach,” said Tom Carey, president of global technology and operations at Broadridge.

“He’s a strong addition to our leadership team and his work will help us further develop the solutions that have enabled our clients to maximise transparency and automation in the investment management and private lending process.”

Brian Crowley, who stepped in as interim president of Broadridge Asset Management Solutions, will now assume the new role of chief operating officer of the asset management business, reporting to Sleightholme.

As part of the new role, Crowley will be responsible for the successful execution of the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business.

“Broadridge’s investments in emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, and its focus on digitising operations for investment management clients were key reasons I was drawn to the role,” said Sleightholme.

“I look forward to working with clients to help them achieve their goals, and to facilitating the next phase of Broadridge’s business growth.”

The move follows the departure of Eric Bernstein who was global head of product and product strategy within its asset management solutions. Bernstein left after four and a half years with the business.

During his tenure with Broadridge he played a major role in expanding its solutions through partnerships with AWS and Snowflake, while securing buy-side mandates and spearheading acquisitions.