• Newly created role will link up research and product development
  • Arne brings 14 years’ experience in research and indexing from across the investment industry
  • Will enable LSEG to further support clients as a leading provider of research, data and content

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces that Arne Staal has joined the Group as Head of Research and Product Management, Information Services. In this newly created role, Arne will lead the two complementary areas of the Information Services Division, linking up research and thought leadership to product strategy and product development. The combined function will collaborate closely with sales and other client facing and operational functions. 

Arne joins the Group from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he served as Global Head of Macro Systematic Strategies and Macro Risk. He brings in-depth knowledge of indexing, analytics and data platforms, as well as active, passive and systematic investment management. Arne also has a track record of innovative product development and solutions design with a focus on efficient and scalable problem-solving through data science and technology. Previous roles include Head of Product Research & Innovation at BlackRock for iShares; European Head of Index Products & Strategy at Barclays Capital; and Head of Quantitative Strategies at Standard Life Investments.  

Waqas Samad, Group Director of Information Services, LSEG said:
“I am delighted to welcome Arne to LSEG in this newly created role within the Group’s Information Services division. He brings a wealth of experience of the indexing and analytics business having held a number of senior positions across the investment industry. I look forward to working with Arne to deliver on our strategy to be a leading provider of research, data and product working in partnership with our customers.”  

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is a global financial markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on Information Services, Risk and Balance Sheet Management and Capital Formation. The Group supports global financial stability and sustainable economic growth by enabling businesses and economies to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

In Capital Markets, the Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (a European fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. 

In Information Services, through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with over $15 trillion assets benchmarked. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of data services, research and analytics through The Yield Book, Mergent, SEDOL, XTF and RNS.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house and Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business. 

LSEG Technology develops and operates high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. 

LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,500 people.

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