FE, a leading investment ratings and research agency, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Neil Bradford as CEO, a newly created role to help position the firm for its next phase of growth. He joined FE on the 11th September 2017.
FE has grown significantly since it was established over 20 years ago and with a presence in eight countries, the Board see exciting growth opportunities ahead. “The Board is delighted that Neil will be joining the team,” said Michael Holland, Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Neil is a proven leader with the ability to bring people together. He has both the experience and vision to help FE deliver additional value to our customers. His skills in combining data, research and technology will allow him to build on FE’s strong asset management and financial adviser propositions, setting the company up well to enter the next phase in its journey.”
Neil Bradford has 20 years’ experience of executive leadership in data and research focused businesses. His most recent role was as CEO of Argus Media, an energy and commodity price reporting agency. Having tripled revenues and profits since 2010, Neil led the 2016 sale to new investors valuing Argus at c.£1billion. Neil read geography at Oxford University before joining management consultants McKinsey & Company. He co-founded his own technology research business in the late 1990s which was later sold to Forrester Research, where he was President between 1999 and 2006.
Joint Co-founders of FE, Michael Holland and Craig Wilson, will remain at FE and on the Board of Directors. They will be advising and assisting Neil Bradford in his new role as well as retaining more specialised responsibilities.
Neil Bradford said: “I am thrilled to be joining FE and would like to thank the Board of Directors for their confidence in me. I am impressed with FE’s achievements over the past 20 years in consistently delivering high quality services and innovative solutions to clients internationally. I am looking forward enormously to working with Michael, Craig and the whole FE team to lead the next phase of the firm’s development.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
FE is a leading provider of data, software and performance analytics to the financial services industry. FE’s products and services are designed to interpret and analyse data, helping financial advisers and investors stay well informed and ultimately make sound investment decisions. FE also provides tools and software for fund managers and other financial services firms, including products to assist with fund reporting and analysis as well as fund marketing and presentation materials. FE has offices in the UK, Europe and across Asia Pacific. Its clients include life and pension providers, asset managers, financial advisers and networks, wrap platforms, fund supermarkets, software houses, and financial portals.
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