LSEG equities and ETP head of sales departs for pastures new months after promotion

Individual is departing after 12 and a half years at the exchange, The TRADE can reveal.

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)’s head of equities and exchange trade products (ETPs) sales and relationship management Lida Eslami has left the exchange, according to sources familiar with the matter.

LSEG confirmed Eslami’s departure but declined to comment further. Her next role is not yet known.

Eslami had been with LSEG for 12 and a half years, joining as an ETF product specialist in 2011. She later served in various business development roles across listed and exchange traded products. Prior to joining LSEG, she spent a year at Deutsche Bank in an ETF-focused role and a year at AllianceBernstein as a fixed income investment analyst.

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She took up her new role as head of sales and relationship management for equities and ETPs at LSEG in January as part of a wider restructure of the exchange’s capital markets business.

The make over was first announced at the end of last year, with changes that were designed to ensure the exchange’s leadership reflected its newly expanded asset class universe – the exchange acquired an FX business through its landmark Refinitiv deal in 2021 and digital assets through its TORA acquisition completed last year.

As part of the restructure, the exchange said goodbye to long standing executives Dr Robert Barnes – formerly chief executive officer of the exchange’s MTF Turquoise – and Scott Bradley – former head of securities trading sales and platform distribution.