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Arne Staal


FTSE Russell, Group Head of Benchmarks & Indices at LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

Arne Staal is the Group Head of Benchmarks and Indices for the LSEG and CEO

of FTSE Russell. Arne was previously the Global Head of Research & Product

Management for the Information Services Division of LSEG.

Arne completed his undergraduate studies in the Netherlands and holds two

Master degrees from the University of Groningen. He also holds a Ph.D. from the

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has in-depth

knowledge of indexing, analytics and data platforms, as well as active, passive

and systematic investment management. He has extensively worked with clients

in an advisory and solutions-oriented capacity.

With experience on both the sell-side and buy-side in a variety of roles, including

Head of Product Research & Innovation at BlackRock, European Head of Index

Products & Strategy at Barclays Capital, and Head of Quantitative Strategies at

Standard Life Investments, Arne has a track record of producing widely

recognised thought-leadership and delivering innovative product development.

His most recent focus has been on efficient and scalable investment problem-

solving through data science and technology. Arne joined LSEG from Aberdeen

Standard Investments where he served as Global Head of Macro Systematic

Strategies and Macro Risk. Arne started his career at Lehman Brothers in NYC

and has lived and worked in both the US and UK for large parts of his career.

Arne Staal
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