Arne Staal

FTSE Russell


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 SystematicStrategies 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.