Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO, Peter Little

Peter joined FE fundinfo in 2016 having previously been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cadis Software. 

Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew Lawrence

Having read Philosophy & Psychology at Oxford, Matthew joined Arthur Andersen and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying Matthew 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 has run his own Management consultancy working with clients ranging from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a Fintech startup. He joined FE in November 2017 to work with the management team to deliver the next, exciting phase of growth for the business.

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 began his career with a banking apprenticeship at Georg Hauck & Sohn in Frankfurt. He studied economics, receiving his Doctorate in Banking in 1992 from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. After various activities in the credit sector and in foreign exchange trading in Luxembourg and Germany as well as completing his studies, he switched to the financial analysis and portfolio management of 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. Michael is responsible for the Data Management of FE fundinfo.

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 our 14 international locations. As a member of the Executive Committee, Kate is responsible for aligning the organisations structure with the business strategy, and partners with the business to identify key talent and critical roles. Kate brings together a new people identity and employee value proposition at FE fundinfo. Along with the development and execution of the HR strategy, this encompasses all areas of talent acquisition, reward and recognition, employee engagement and development, all of which is underpinned by accurate metrics and data.

Prior to joining FE fundinfo, Kate was Senior HR Director at S&P Global. She was responsible for S&P Ratings in the EMEA region and Global HR business partner for Commercial Ratings; she was a trusted partner and coach to the Executive team. Kate also completed short term assignments in both the Melbourne and New York offices during her time with S&P Global. Earlier in her career, she spent time in HR roles for Credit Suisse First Boston and Barclays Capital.

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 felt his talents are better used in a small and agile environment and co-founded ifund services AG in Zurich out of which fundinfo was created back in 2005. Philipp is a fund industry veteran with vast experience, deep knowledge and a unique personal network across the entire funds industry. Since fundinfo expanded from a bootstrapped company into a global leader in fund information, Philipp - together with his co-founders - has been a driving force behind its overall expansion. Philipp now directs FE fundinfo’s expansion strategy by forging strategic partnerships and engaging with FE fundinfo’s most important clients around the world.

Managing Director India & Chief Change Officer, Martin Pedwell

A graduate of Royal Holloway, Martin started his career with FE in the data division, moving to India in 2005 to expand data operations in Chennai.

Promoted to director in 2007 and Managing director in 2015, Martin continued to expand operations in India and other locations. Martin is currently the executive responsible for Operations and Change at FE fundinfo.

Getting in touch

The Directors at FE fundinfo are keen to hear from clients, the media and industry professionals. Please don't hesitate to get in touch using our contact form.