RIXML.org, the investment research and interactions standards body, recently named former buy-side content specialist Deirdre Goldenbogen as the new Executive Director, replacing Jim Ulrich, who left at the end of June to pursue a career in the public sector.
RIXML Leadership Change
Before stepping into the role as Executive Director for RIXML, Deirdre spent the past 13 years as an independent consultant, focused on creating website content, documentation, and marketing materials for industry associations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and small companies.
Previously, Deirdre spent 2 years at Fidelity Investments as a Content Integration Specialist. Prior to her stint at Fidelity, Deirdre spent 11 years at Putnam Investments where she held various roles, including Vice President, Senior Market Data Analyst, Content Analyst, and Global Research Librarian. Deirdre has also been an active member of RIXML.org for over 20 years.
Under Deirdre’s leadership, RIXML plans to continue focusing on issues such as Entitlements, Linkbacks, and the emerging Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) taxonomy landscape, as well as embarking upon a complete review of the RIXML Standards Suite.
Deirdre commented on her recent appointment, “I am happy to be stepping into the role of RIXML.org Executive Director at this time. Between welcoming new member firms, enjoying active participation in many of our working groups, and being in the beginning stages of reviewing the entire RIXML Standards Suite to ensure it meets today’s needs, this is an exciting time for our organization. We are fortunate to have so many active members, both new and long-standing, working together to create open industry standards that benefit all firms in our industry.“
The naming of Deirdre Goldenbogen as the new Executive Director of RIXML.org was a great choice for the association as her longstanding involvement with the standards body should ensure a seamless transition for RIXML.
However, Deirdre has big shoes to fill, as her predecessor, Jim Ulrich accomplished a great deal since he took the reins of the organization in 2016. During Jim’s tenure, RIXML rolled out the research interaction standard, developed best practices for linkbacks, initiated discussions on the best way to capture ESG data, reinstituted the newsletter, and added new members to improve the discussion between the buy-side, sell-side, and vendors.