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March 18, 2021

New leadership appointments in Data & Analytics Division

  • Lea Carty to lead Investment Solutions business  
  • Arne Staal to lead FTSE Russell

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group plc) today announces a new senior leadership appointment with responsibility for driving sustainable growth for investment management customers. Lea Carty will be based in the US and will report to Andrea Remyn Stone, Chief Product Officer, Data & Analytics.

Lea Carty brings over 25 years’ leadership experience and deep industry expertise in indexing and portfolio analytics, gained in senior roles at Moody’s, Lehman Brothers and Bloomberg. With over ten years at Bloomberg, where he was global head of buyside solutions, he developed and ran the portfolio analytics and index business, including the acquisition of the Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Services.

Andrea Remyn Stone, Chief Product Officer, Data & Analytics, said:
“At a time of industry transformation for our investment customers, Lea brings deep expertise and outstanding leadership experience. I’m excited to welcome him to the team to partner with our customers and build innovative new solutions with our data, analytics and index capabilities that create sustainable growth.”

Lea Carty, Group Head, Investment Solutions, commented:
“LSEG is well positioned to support institutional investors as they respond to seismic shifts in the industry: the move to passive, the accelerating incorporation of advanced technology, analytics and data into their investment processes, and the growing importance of sustainable finance. I’m excited to join the business and partner with customers to create new open, transparent solutions that help them achieve their risk, return and sustainability objectives.”

Waqas Samad, Group Head of Investment Solutions and CEO of FTSE Russell, has decided to leave in June to pursue other opportunities. As CEO of FTSE Russell and head of the former Information Services Division, Waqas set a clear and strategic vision for the business which is integral to the newly-formed Investment Solutions, part of our Data and Analytics Division. Arne Staal, Head of Product and Research at FTSE Russell, will lead the FTSE Russell business as Group Head, Indices & Benchmarks, reporting to Lea Carty.*

Andrea Remyn Stone added:
“On behalf of LSEG, I’d like to thank Waqas for his strong leadership of LSEG’s Information Services division. We wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

* Subject to regulatory approval

About London Stock Exchange Group

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading provider of financial markets infrastructure and a global supplier of data and analytics, news and index products.

We help businesses and economies fund innovation, manage their risk and create jobs by supporting customers at every point in the trade lifecycle – from making pre-trade decisions and executing those trades to raising capital and settlement.

With 23,000 people in 70 countries, we draw on 300 years of knowledge and experience to help drive financial stability, empower economies and enable sustainable growth.


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