People: London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LSE.L)
21 May 2019
Mr. Waqas Samad is Group Director - Information Services Division of the Company. Waqas has spent almost 25 years in the financial services industry, the last 15 of which were in leadership roles in the index and portfolio analytics industry. As CEO of Benchmarks at FTSE Russell, Waqas Samad is currently responsible for leading FTSE Russell's continued global growth into indexes across all asset classes. He led the firm's expansion in fixed income through the acquisition of the Citi Fixed Income Indexes and The Yield Book businesses. He is also responsible for the FTSE Canada business in North America. Waqas joined LSEG from Barclays in 2016, where he was CEO of Barclays Risk Analytics & Index Solutions (BRAIS). Prior to joining Barclays in 2007, he spent three years at Deutsche Bank as Head of the Index Research Group in Europe and Asia and he spent five years at Credit Suisse in a variety of quantitative and technology roles. Waqas holds a Bachelors' degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College and has completed the Investment Management Programme at London Business School.
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