29 Mar 2017
London Stock Exchange CEO Watches His Biggest Merger Bet Die

…His profile has been boosted by the ambition to link together flagship stock markets in London and Frankfurt with combined market capitalization of some $30 billion, while LSE shares have rallied nearly five-fold during his time as chief. “He already had a high profile, but more amongst the City,” said Niki Beattie, a Merrill Lynch alumna who now heads adviser Market Structure Partners. “Now, he has more of a political profile.” …