FTSE International Ltd. is appointing Paul Bowes in the newly created role of Canadian country head.

In the position, Bowes will oversee the Toronto team and report to Waqas Samud, the organization’s chief executive officer, who is also the group director for information services at the London Stock Exchange Group.

“I’m excited to have Paul join us to help lead our FTSE Russell business in Canada to the next level of growth by fostering a greater sense of partnership with our wide range of Canadian clients,” said Samud, in a release. “He brings a wealth of experience across fixed income and equity capital markets, indexes and derivatives. He’ll also draw on his unique combination of local and global markets perspective and experience.”

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Most recently, Bowes serves as the London director of benchmarks for Refinitiv, the former financial business of Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for fixed income indexes. He spent 17 years at Thomson Reuters in increasingly senior roles. Before that, he was responsible for equity markets as an executive of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join a long-term leader in the Canadian investment community with the potential to grow and expand our influence and client relationships in the years to come,” said Bowes. “Our highly experienced local team in Canada can draw on the extensive global multi-asset capability of FTSE Russell. I’m looking forward to returning to Toronto and working with our clients and key stakeholders across the Canadian investment community.”

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