German data vendor vwd Group has appointed Joachim Lauterbach as a managing director on its management board, responsible for sales, marketing and customer service for market data and technology solutions. He will also serve as a board member of Swiss vendor Fides, which was recently acquired by vwd. Lauterbach was most recently general manager for Germany and managing director of central Europe, Middle East and Africa at Thomson Financial, and has also served as managing director and partne