Refinitiv promotes Shirley Barrow to Global Head of its Benchmarks & Index Business

Maria Nikolova

Shirley Barrow will assume responsibility for Refinitiv’s Benchmarks & Index business including the WM/ Reuters business.

Refinitiv, a leading provider of financial markets data and infrastructure, today announces the appointment of Shirley Barrow as Global Head of its Benchmarks & Index Business.

She will report to Pradeep Menon, Managing Director of Investing & Advisory, as a member of the I&A Proposition Leadership Team and will assume responsibility for Refinitiv’s Benchmarks & Index business including the WM/ Reuters business.

Shirley Barrow joined Refinitiv in April 2016. Prior to this, she was Managing Director at State Street, where she was responsible for the development and growth of the WM/ Reuters business. Shirley Barrow has 20 years’ experience in financial services, having held several leadership positions at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and State Street. She also represents the WM/R Benchmarks at numerous trade events and frequently engages with central banks around FX regulation and industry best practices.

Shirley Barrow’s promotion is announced about a month after the appointment of Cornelia Andersson as Global Head of M&A and Capital Raising as Refinitiv continues to invest in I&A leadership. As Refinitiv’s new Head of Investment Banking, Cornelia Andersson will be at the helm of the ongoing investment in Refinitiv’s I&A franchise, including the build out of its teams and technological tools available to its Banking customers by expanding multiple data sets and content into the Junior and Senior banker workflow.

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