Refinitiv appoints Lipper UK Head of Research

Refinitiv has appointed Dewi John as Lipper UK Head of Research with responsibility for producing insight and commentary on the UK fund and asset management industry using Lipper fund data to help customers understand the underlying market dynamics and fund flows, identify top performers and inform on investment strategies.

With the recent launch of Refinitiv’s sustainable finance league tables, there is more demand than ever to have transparent, accurate and comparable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data and analytics for the fund management industry. Dewi will play a pivotal role in providing and further developing these market-leading, UK-focussed, ESG fund scores.
Prior to joining Refinitiv, John ran an investment communications consultancy for six years. Before that, he was head of investment communications at Hermes Investment Management in London and has held several communications and product roles in the wealth and asset management sectors, including UBS Wealth Management Research in Zurich. He previously edited a professional investment title at the Financial Times group.
John says: “It’s a fascinating time to be joining Lipper, with investors at all levels making more demands on data and data providers, and the additional challenges as the UK moves towards Brexit. Lipper is a great team offering an outstanding product, and I’m really looking forward to representing both in the UK.”
Detlef Glow, Head of European Lipper Research, says: “Dewi is a fantastic addition to the team. He brings a wealth of industry experience and a deep understanding of the UK asset management industry which’ll be invaluable to providing our customers with the data and intelligence to make the right investment decisions.”