Leon Saunders Calvert runs the Research & Portfolio Management business at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) which services the asset management and sell side research community with desktop and workspace applications to support workflow around securities, macro-economics and portfolio analytics.

Leon was previously the Head of Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights for Refinitiv (now an LSEG business), and before that ran the M&A and Capital Raising business line at Thomson Reuters. He joined Thomson Financial in 2007, prior to the merger with Reuters, to run Deals and Private Equity data. His prior experience includes running the research and data teams at Mergermarket (now Acuris, an ION company), a provider of M&A intelligence to the advisory community, and he started his career as an M&A Analyst at an advisory boutique, Regent Partners. He has a Masters Degree in International Management and a BA Hons in Philosophy and Literature.

Leon also provides pro-bono consultative advice to charities through the Pilotlight business executive program and through UnLtd’s social entrepreneurs mentorship program. Leon is an Advisory Board member of AidHub, a platform for NGO’s, charities and companies to manage and measure their social impact initiatives, and an Advisory Board member of HighCastle, who use blockchain technology to support the issuance and distribution of securities.