London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has today appointed Waqas Samad as CEO of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset Benchmarks for the Group’s Information Services division.
In the newly created role, Samad will lead FTSE Russell’s continued global growth into indexes measuring fixed income and other multi-asset classes, with responsibility for building a global team to support this growth.
Samad will work closely with FTSE Russell clients and the firm’s sales, service, product development and research areas to assess partner needs and develop new solutions to meet growing demand in the marketplace, grow the firm’s client base and strengthen its product offering. He will also help to expand FTSE Russell’s presence in North America, overseeing the successful FTSE TMX joint venture in North America and all other fixed income partnerships.
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Samad joins LSEG from Barclays, where he ran the firm’s index and analytics business as CEO of BRAIS (Barclays Risk Analytics & Index Solutions) since joining the firm in 2007.
Extensive Financial Services Experience
Samad has spent the last 23 years in the financial services industry, the last 12 of which were in leadership roles in the index and portfolio analytics industry.
Prior to Barclays, he spent three years at Deutsche Bank as head of the index research group in Europe and Asia and five years at Credit Suisse in a variety of quantitative and technology roles.
Mark Makepeace, Group Director of Information Services LSEG, said: “I am delighted to welcome Waqas to our senior management team within the Group’s Information Services business. He has an exceptional track record of success and brings deep and highly relevant experience to London Stock Exchange Group from similar positions at leading companies. His knowledge, reputation and experience will be especially important as we continue to build our capabilities to meet the expanding needs of our clients.”