BoNY Securities Services Head Joins SWIFT

February 26, 2009 ( - SWIFT, a financial messaging provider, has announced the appointment of Patrick Curtin as Head of Securities Initiatives - Americas.

In his role, Curtin will expand SWIFT’s securities business in the Americas region and partner with key clients on securities-related projects and initiatives, according to the announcement. He will be responsible for collaboration with industry bodies, such as ISITC and SIFMA, and securities market infrastructures, where he will build on the co-operative’s shared infrastructure and community to develop new offerings, aiming to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs for the industry.

Additionally, Curtin will work with the Securities Steering Committee of the SWIFT Board of Directors and the SWIFT Markets Group to help shape the Global Securities strategy, the announcement said. He will report to Chris Church, Chief Executive of the Americas and Global Head of Securities, and will be a member of the Americas Management Team.

Prior to joining SWIFT, Curtin spent 12 years at The Bank of New York Mellon as Executive Vice President, Global Securities Services, where he oversaw the firm’s global custody, clearance, securities lending, foreign exchange, cash management and agency securities execution businesses. Previously, Curtin served as a Managing Director in Investment Information & Analytics at Chase Manhattan Bank.