Helping streamline financial securities back-office workflows

FTS offers cost-effective, web-based modular software solutions for the securities industry that are rapidly deployed. By focusing on corporate action data processing, FTS addresses challenges that are faced by asset managers, hedge funds, brokers and custodial banks.

Our Team

Elizabeth C. Kappel
Chairperson, Managing Partner

With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Kappel is currently the owner and president of Financial Information Incorporated (FII). FII was founded in 1911, and is the leading provider of financial actions and historical reference services to the financial industry.

David Hands
Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Mr. Hands has nearly 30 years of experience in the global financial services industry with particular specialization in corporate action processing.

Mr. Hands worked for Morgan Stanley companies for over 13 years, overseeing corporate action processing, system development, ISO standards, and broker-dealer corporate actions. He then managed the Global Corporate Action Validation Service operations team at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Later, as a director of product management with DTCC, his role focused on corporate action data standards including ISO 20022 and XBRL. In January 2013 he joined Financial Information Incorporated as the director of new product development.

Mr. Hands is a sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars on corporate actions, and is an active participant in industry organizations and initiatives.

Philip J. Necci, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer and Partner

Mr. Necci has over 30 years of experience within the financial services industry. Initially working on the floor of the NYSE for E.F. Hutton & Co., Mr. Necci became assistant vice president at Brokerage Clearing Services Corporation (BCSC) in 1988, where he managed the Reorganization Department, Internal Control and Securities Vault.

In 1990, Mr. Necci left BCSC and joined Financial Information Incorporated (FII) as executive vice president and managing director.