NEW YORK and LONDON, October 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Explorers, the leading provider of benchmarking information to the Securities Financing Industry and short-side intelligence to the Investment Management community, has appointed Charlotte Wall as Managing Director in Specialist Sales and Leonard Welter as Chief Technology Officer.

About Charlotte Wall

Charlotte Wall joins Data Explorers from Morgan Stanley where she headed their European Equity Finance desk and their international product. She was responsible for creating the products and developing the team that was awarded the number one borrower by the International Securities Finance (ISF) survey for eight years in a row. She was also an integral part of Morgan Stanley's Hedge Fund Management Team and Client Relationship Management Committee. Ms Wall joined Morgan Stanley in 1992 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2003.

Charlotte will report to Christopher Holmes, Sales Director.

"I am thrilled to be joining Data Explorers during such a fascinating time in the financial markets," said Wall. "The DESLI Index ( is just one example of how Data Explorers is leveraging its unique securities lending information to bring increased transparency to fast moving markets."

"I am excited to have Charlotte on board as she brings a wealth of product and market knowledge from her experience at Morgan Stanley," says Holmes.

About Leonard Welter

Leonard Welter has ten years of securities lending trading and technology development experience. He joins Data Explorers from Morgan Stanley where he was an Executive Director. At Morgan Stanley he was responsible for the global development of new securities lending analytic tools and trading systems. He was also responsible for European securities lending portfolio pricing and trading. Leonard has an MBA from the London Business School.

Leonard will report to Jonathan Morris, Chief Operating Officer.

"Joining Data Explorers as Chief Technology Officer is very exciting," says Welter. "The fast changing market and regulatory conditions are creating unique opportunities for the firm. The Stock Restrictions Monitor ( is one example of this."

"It is great having Len on board to drive our industry leading technology and content," says Morris.

About Data Explorers Limited

Data Explorers Limited provides its global client base with quantitative measurement of securities lending, performance and risk. The company is based in New York and London and collects data from market participants to create the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date information and research on stock lending and short interest.

About Data Explorers' Stock Restrictions Monitor (SRM)

The Stock Restrictions Monitor is the most comprehensive source of data, real-time news and intelligence for all stock lending and short selling regulations. SRM is available at

Data Explorers' Stock Lending Index (DESLI)

DESLI tracks the volume of stock that is made available for lending and the volume of stock on loan. DESLI is available at

Data Explorers' Daily Video Briefing

Watch experts in Securities Lending and Short Selling present the latest news and data for Securities Finance Professionals and Investment Managers. The Daily Briefing is available at

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