Kate joined Calastone in 2014 and is responsible for the global product set of the organisation. Kate and her team manage both Calastone’s existing product and future product set from idea inception through development and the creation of sales collateral. Kate is also responsible for many of our industry relationships particularly across the UK and Europe. Kate has over 25 years of experience in Asset Servicing roles, including asset manager, management consultancy and Transfer Agency firms before joining Calastone. Kate enjoys working on solutions to reduce the frictional cost of trading which is so important to the end customer and the future of the industry. Kate also set up Women in Asset Servicing in late 2018. The network has taken off significantly and will do three separate events in 2019 as well as enabling connections, individual coaching hours and speaking slots and media.