–  Lars Asplund appointed Global Head of Product Management
–  Marc Barrachin appointed Global Head of Fixed Income Product Management
–  New roles enhance global product capabilities for LSEG’s Information Services business across all asset classes

(London, New York): London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces the appointment of Lars Asplund as Global Head of Product Management and Marc Barrachin as Global Head of Fixed Income Product Management for the Group’s Information Services division. They will be based in New York. Mr. Asplund will report to Mark Makepeace, LSEG’s group head of Information Services and CEO of FTSE Russell. Mr. Barrachin will report to Asplund.

Lars Asplund will further develop strategies and priorities across the entire Information Services Division’s suite of products and benchmarks across all asset classes. He will strengthen the division’s competitive product position and ensure that sales, marketing, research and product management have a fully integrated approach and strategic go-to-market plan. Mr. Asplund will also be a key liaison with the research, marketing and sales teams as well as with clients and key partners. He brings more than 17 years of experience to this new role, having led business development, marketing, sales and consultancy teams for prominent global ratings, research and content organisations such as Lipper Inc., Mercer Investment Consulting and Morningstar Europe.

Marc Barrachin is a 20-year industry veteran and most recently worked for Markit as a Managing Director for indexes. He will take responsibility for leading the Division’s global fixed income product offering, working closely with internal and external clients as well as key stakeholders.

Mark Makepeace, Group Director of Information Services, LSEG, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Lars and Marc to our senior management team. They both have exceptional records of success and bring deep and highly relevant experience to London Stock Exchange Group from similar positions at leading companies. Their knowledge will be critical as we continue to build our capabilities to meet the expanding needs of our clients. This is particularly important in the areas of product development, as well as multi-asset index capabilities, reinforcing FTSE Russell’s position as a leading global index provider.”

“Lars and Marc will work closely with our external stakeholders and key clients to ensure that we continue to provide an unparalleled range of index, information products and analytics across all major asset classes to best meet investment needs.”

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For further information:

Harry Stein, +44 (0)20 7797 3593; HStein@lseg.com
Tim Benedict,  + 1 212 314 1220; TBenedict@lseg.com

Notes to editors:

About FTSE Russell:

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FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. More than $15 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis and risk management.

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