Director, Head of Digital Assets, FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange Company
Kristen joined FTSE Russell in March 2008 to focus on the relationships with Exchange Traded Product providers. She has been involved in business development and the design of complex bespoke indices for asset managers throughout her tenure.
Kristen began working on FTSE Russell’s Digital Asset initiative in 2019 by leading the partnership with Digital Asset Research.
In early 2022, Kristen moved into her current role as Head of Digital Assets for FTSE Russell’s Index Investments Group. She led the initiative to create and launch FTSE’s flagship digital asset index series.
With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Kristen started her career at Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock). She held various roles at the firm ranging from portfolio accounting to direct business development roles with institutional clients and then moving to the iShares team focusing on Registered Investment Advisors.
She holds a BS in Economics from the University of California, Davis.