2019 年 1 月 22 日


  • ワカス・サマド、情報サービス部門のグループ・ディレクターに就任
  • マーク・メイクピース、情報サービス部門の非常勤会長に就任




「FTSEの創業者であり、インデックス・インダストリー・アソシエーションの設立者兼初代会長のマークは、世界のインデックス業界の発展に貢献したパイオニアと言えます。マークは世界最高水準のグローバル事業の構築に成功し、今や16兆ドルを超える資産がFTSE Russellのインデックスをベンチマークとしています。彼の指揮下で実施されたRussell Indexes、Mergent、TMX、Citi Fixed Income Indexes、The Yield Bookの買収・統合を通じて、世界の顧客基盤とマルチアセット事業が大きく強化されました」

「また、マークは優秀な幹部育成にも努めました。2016年に彼が採用したワカス・サマドは、FTSE Russellを含む情報サービス部門を指揮する後継者に相応しい人材です。ワカスは、現在の強固な事業と実績に裏打ちされた戦略を基盤として、今後も期待通りの事業の成長を実現するでしょう。また、ワカスはあらゆる資産クラスのインデックスや分析に関する業界経験を生かして、マルチ資産およびデータ分析の能力をさらに発展させると同時に、お客様とのパートナーシップを強化し続けてくれるでしょう」

情報サービス部門グループ・ディレクターで、FTSE RussellのCEO兼LSEG米州担当非常勤会長を努めるマーク・メイクピースは次のように述べています。:
「過去30年間、インデックス業界は変革を遂げながら成長することにより、資産運用プロセスにおいて多大な役割を果たしてきました。私は設立の段階から、今や70カ国を超える国々で展開するグローバル企業に成長するまで、FTSEを育て上げてきたことに誇りを感じています。FTSE Russellは、中国A株のインデックスをいち早く立ち上げるなど、新興国市場ヘの投資促進のパイオニアとなったほか、環境・社会・ガバナンスといったファクターへの投資家の関心の高まりをサポートする上で重要な役割を果たしてきました。情報サービス部門のさらなる発展のために、同部門をワカスに継承することを嬉しく思います」

FTSE Russellのベンチマーク担当CEO、ワカス・サマドは次のように述べています。:
「グループにとって重要な事業分野を継承することを大変光栄に思っています。マークがFTSE Russelにおいて構築した素晴らしい事業基盤は、パッシブ投資とアクティブ投資両方の運用戦略に影響を及ぼす現在のグローバルなトレンドから今後も恩恵を受け続けることが期待されます。より広い観点から、情報サービス部門は素晴らしいプラットフォームであり、グループのお客様とのパートナーシップをさらに発展させることにより、更なる付加価値と分析的洞察をお客様にお届けしたいと思います」

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金融サービス業界で25年弱の経験を有し、過去15年間はインデックスおよびポートフォリオ分析業界で指導的役割を果たしてきました。FTSE Russellにおいては現在、ベンチマーク担当のCEOとして、FTSE Russellの全資産クラスを対象としたインデックス事業のグローバルな成長を指揮しています。同氏はシティ債券インデックス事業およびイールドブックの買収を通じて、当社の債券事業の拡充を指揮しました。また、北米におけるFTSEカナダ事業も担当しています。



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