Interesting conjecture over at the Financial Times that Dame Clara Furse, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, will be succeeded by an outsider.
Two top names in the frame are Alasdair Haynes, Chief Executive of broker ITG; and Bob Wigley, the departing European Chairman of Merrill Lynch.
This is based upon the trend to pick CEO outsiders at most Exchanges:
- The Toronto Stock Exchange chose Thomas Kloet, formerly of broker Fimat;
- The Chicago Board of Trade appointed
Bernard Dan, formerly of Cargill Investor Services; and
- NYSE Euronext chose Duncan Niederauer, a Goldman Sachs guy, to replace John Thain (also Goldman).
Whoever gets this job has a bit of a challenge after the battering of the LSE over the past year.