LSEG announces new appointments within Information Services division
– 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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About FTSE Russell:
FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.
FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $10 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 ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.
A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance, and embraces the IOSCO principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and client collaboration as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.
FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, visit ftserussell.com.
About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. 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 (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies 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 $10 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, 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.Clearnet Group, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg.
LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com