With reliable news becoming increasingly important in the current turbulent geopolitical environment, Refinitiv has created a new role – Head of News Performance, and has appointed Richard Mably to the position, the company announced this Tuesday.
The new position will allow the market data provider to enhance the value of its news coverage, with the ultimate aim to power and advance the financial community, the company said in its statement today.
Mably will be leading this initiative. He brings journalistic and editorial experience to the role, having spent 25 years at Reuters, where he held a number of roles, including EMEA editor and global editor for financial markets and commodities. During his career, he has also worked at AP-Dow Jones and Platts.
Commenting on the new position, David Craig, CEO of Refinitiv, said: “At a time of global trade wars and critical elections shaped by intense political discourse, trusted news is more important to the financial community than ever before.
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“Market participants need instant access to high quality news they can trust from a variety of sources so they can stay ahead of complex, fast-moving and globally connected markets. Richard’s incredible experience as a journalist and editor will help us to further enrich our news service for customers.”
“As the regulations governing news distribution shift in different countries, Richard will play a key role in our governance around news distribution so we can most effectively balance the needs of our customers, our commitment to trusted news and the regulatory requirements we operate under.”
Refinitiv aims to further its reach as a news distributor
Refinitiv is a large news distributor to the financial community. It has 40,000 customers in approximately 190 countries. By appointing Mably to his new position, the financial markets data company aims to enhance its role as a distributor of news in the space.
“With customers in approximately 190 countries, Refinitiv already has incredible global news distribution to connect market participants with trusted information that moves markets in microseconds,” added Mably.
“I’m excited about working with customers, partners and suppliers to build on Refinitiv’s market-leading news distribution.”