Leon Saunders Calvert runs the Sustainable Investing, Lipper and I&A Insights businesses for Refinitiv. The Sustainable Investing proposition provides workflow and analytics tools for asset managers and investment bankers to factor in Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) considerations into their decision making for risk, alpha generation and impact purposes to optimize capital creation and allocation. Lipper is a leading fund benchmarking platform which provides holdings and performance data on mutual funds and ETF’s. I&A Insights is Refinitiv’s proprietary thought leadership capability focused on creating market insights on securities, deal trends and fund market dynamics.
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 a Board Observer at TAB, an aggregator of crowdfunding and other online financial marketplace data to service financial professionals in this emerging asset class, 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.
He joined the company in 2007 and has held various roles prior to his current position, most recently as the Head of Investment Banking. Before this he ran the research and data teams at Mergermarket (now Acuris), 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. He has had numerous articles published on film analysis through various film journals. Leon enjoys going to the gym, self defense classes, and running around after his two young children.