BGI appoints new head of ETF Global Research
Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed Deborah Fuhr as global head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy.
Fuhr is a leading research analyst covering the ETF market worldwide. She joins BGI from Morgan Stanley, where she spent the past 11 years focusing on the ETF market. In her new role she will work to lead BGI's newly created ETF Research and Implementation Strategy team and will be responsible for producing analysis on the global ETF industry.
The team will also provide comprehensive research reports to BGI's range of institutional and intermediary-based clients concerning developing asset allocation strategies using ETFs.
Fuhr will be in her new role from 15 September 2008, and she will be based in BGI's London offices.
Commenting on the appointment, Blake Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of BGI said: "We are thrilled Deborah will be joining BGI to become a senior member of our ETF leadership team. She has been an industry pioneer in ETF research, and her innovative approach to market and portfolio analysis will help further extend the industry-leading position we have established through BGI's iShares platform."
Deborah Fuhr commented: "BGI has a market leading position based on its reputation for innovation and high quality products that meet the rapidly changing investment needs of institutional and intermediary-based clients around the world.