Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO, Peter Little

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Peter has been an active investor and board member of various financial services and technology organisations. These include Cadis Software, a leader in Enterprise Data Management; Singularity, a provider of business process management solutions; and City Networks among others. He was also CEO of Braid Systems, a provider of enterprise application integration and secure messaging

As Chairman and CEO, Peter oversees the strategic direction of FE fundinfo along with the rest of the Executive Committee. Most recently he oversaw the merger and integration of FE, fundinfo and F2C to become FE Fundinfo, a global investment data leader. Peter joined FE fundinfo in 2016.

Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew Lawrence

Having read Philosophy & Psychology at Oxford, Matthew joined Arthur Andersen and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Matthew then moved into banking, working at Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds leading a range of risk management sales teams, ultimately becoming MD for all Corporate derivative sales to Lloyds’ client base, globally.

Since leaving the City Matthew subsequently set up his own management consultancy working with clients ranging from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a Fintech startup. He joined FE fundinfo in November 2017 initially as CFO to work with the Executive Committee to expand the business. In his current role as Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew is responsible for sales, product development and marketing.

Chief Financial Officer, David Pearce

David joined Standard & Poor’s in 1997 at the time of the acquisition of Micropal, where he was Group Financial Controller. Following this he served as Finance Director for Standard & Poor’s Funds Services. More recently David was Vice President and European Controller for the McGraw-Hill Companies, the parent of Standard & Poor’s. In July 2002 David took up the position of Vice President, European Finance for Standard & Poor’s providing strategic and managerial direction for Standard & Poor’s European financial operations. In early 2006 David was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance for Standard & Poor’s EMEA & Asia-Pacific. In July 2014 David was named Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of S&P Capital, before becoming CFO of S&P Market Intelligence following the acquisition of SNL Financial in 2015. In November 2017 David joined fundinfo, an Hg private-equity backed portfolio company. Following the acquisitions of both F2C and the FE group of companies, David is now group CFO for FE fundinfo.

Chief Data Officer, Michael Partin

Michael studied business administration at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, receiving his Doctorate in Banking in 1992. He began his career with a banking apprenticeship at Georg Hauck & Sohn in Frankfurt, before holding a number of positions in the credit sector and in foreign exchange trading in Luxembourg and Germany.

Michael then moved into the financial analysis and portfolio management sectors, working for Cantrade Privatbank in Zurich. There he also built up the database-supported fund research activities. Starting in 1998 he was responsible for investment management and fund research at Bank Leu before he and a small group of partners launched fundinfo.

Following the merger between FE, fundinfo and F2C, Michael became Chief Data Officer and is responsible for all of the organisation’s data management.

Chief People Officer, Kate Scarles

Kate joined FE fundinfo in January 2019 to take on a newly created role as Chief People Officer. She is responsible for all aspects of the talent strategy for FE fundinfo across 14 international locations and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Previously, Kate had a 20-year career with Standard & Poor’s (S&P) where she held the position of Senior HR Director. She was responsible for S&P Ratings in the EMEA region and Global HR business partner for Commercial Ratings and also completed short term assignments in both the Melbourne and New York offices.

Earlier in her career, Kate worked in HR Business Partner roles with Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston where she was responsible for various front office client groups.

Chief Technology Officer, Paul Ronan

Paul has more than 25 years’ experience as a technologist in the financial markets arena, working in world class organisations across capital markets, brokerage, private banking and energy trading. He has also held senior roles in banks as well as software & FinTech consulting organisations.

Paul joined FE fundinfo in 2019 and leads our technology strategy globally.

Head of Business Development and Strategy, Philipp Portmann

Philipp completed a banking apprenticeship in Zurich and studied at The University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration.

After working three years for a Swiss private bank, Philipp co-founded ifund services AG in Zurich, which then became fundinfo in 2005. As Co-founder and CEO, Philipp helped lead the company from a start-up into a global leader in fund information.

Following fundinfo’s merger with FE and F2C, Philipp became Head of Business Development and Strategy and is responsible for the company’s expansion strategy and strategic partnerships across the world.

Managing Director India & Chief Change Officer, Martin Pedwell

A graduate of Royal Holloway, Martin started his career with FE fundinfo as a Data Analyst. He then moved to India in 2005 where he held the position of Head of Indian Operations in Chennai, where he was responsible for managing the data and operations divisions.

Martin became a Director in 2007 and subsequently Managing Director India in 2015, he has overseen the expansion of operations in India and other locations across the globe.

As Managing Director India and Chief Change Officer, Martin sits on the Executive Committee and since the organisation’s merger has led on operations and customer solution projects.

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