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Barclays' Waqas Samad appointed to head LSE fixed income index unit

08 September 2016  |  3233 views  |  0 Source: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces the appointment of Waqas Samad as CEO of Fixed Income & Multi-Asset Benchmarks for the Group’s Information Services division.

In this 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. He 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.

An experienced leader in the fixed income benchmarks, multi-asset strategy index and analytics business, 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. Samad has been an active voice in the index industry, serving as a board member of the Index Industry Association. He 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. This is particularly important in the fixed income and multi-asset areas where we continue to see growing client needs and opportunity to build our business and reinforce FTSE Russell’s position as a leading global index provider.”

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