London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces that Tadashi Tago has joined the Group as Head of Information Services for Japan, effective 7th October. In this newly created position, he will lead the growth and development of LSEG’s information services businesses in Japan, including global index provider, FTSE Russell, as well as analytics and data solutions.

Tadashi joins London Stock Exchange Group from Bloomberg, where he successfully led the firm’s index and analytics business in Japan. Prior to Bloomberg, he spent 14 years at senior positions covering indexing and analytics at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in Japan. He also held various roles in derivatives trading, international business planning, IT planning and product development at several financial institutions in Japan.

Jessie Pak, Managing Director, Head of ISD, APAC, LSEG said: 
“We are pleased to welcome Tadashi to London Stock Exchange Group. He brings significant experience and expertise in indexing, analytics, data and technology that will prove invaluable in continuing to build on our deep roots in the Japanese market. I look forward to working closely with Tadashi and our team in Tokyo to offer range of services to grow our three business lines: index, analytics and data solutions.” 

Tadashi Tago, Head of ISD, Japan, LSEG said:
“I am delighted to join London Stock Exchange Group and its FTSE Russell indexing business in Japan. Financial indexing, analytics and data have become an increasingly critical part of financial market infrastructure, helping investors allocate capital, monitor markets and adjust exposures to investment themes such as ESG.”

London Stock Exchange Group and its index provider FTSE Russell continue to play a key role in the evolution of Japan’s financial markets, with leading index, data and analytics solutions. With 30 years of history, FTSE Russell in Japan provides a wide range of services and solutions to meet client needs across asset classes and strategies. In Japan, market participants are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainable investment approaches into their investment philosophy and strategies. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index provides investors with tools to identify and measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices.  While the FTSE Climate Risk-Adjusted World Government Bond Index (Climate WGBI) allows sovereign debt investors to incorporate climate change risk considerations into their portfolio.

London Stock Exchange Group strengthened its ties to Japan in 2018, with a collaboration with the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) on market structure initiatives, as well as with the launch of the Japan Advisory Group (JAG), which brings together senior Japanese business leaders to discuss opportunities to promote and strengthen the close ties between the UK and Japan.

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Tim Benedict +1 917 582 0641

About FTSE Russell:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on Information Services; Risk and Balance Sheet Management; and Capital Formation. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

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. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies, including SMEs, to access funds for growth and development.

Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $15 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of data services, research and analytics through The Yield Book, Mergent, SEDOL, UnaVista, 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. 

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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