Full Name
Waqas Samad
Job Title
CEO & Group Director of Information Services, LSEG
FTSE Russell
Speaker Bio
Waqas was appointed Group Director of the Information Services Division in January 2019. He joined LSEG in 2016 as CEO of the Benchmarks business where he has been responsible for leading FTSE Russell's continued global growth into indexes across all asset classes. He led ISD's expansion in fixed income through the acquisition of the Citi Fixed Income Indexes and The Yield Book businesses. He was also responsible for the FTSE Canada business in North America.
Waqas has spent almost 25 years in the financial services industry and 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 Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and has completed the Investment Management Programme at London Business School. He is Chairman of the Index Industry Association.
Waqas Samad