Lea leverages more than 30 years of investment technology, data, analytics and benchmarking experience, assisting asset managers with the development, implementation, monitoring and communication of their investment strategies.
Prior to joining Kroll, Lea served as Group Leader and Head of Investment Solutions at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Before that, he led the buyside solutions business at Bloomberg LP and served as an executive director of Bloomberg Index Services, Ltd. Lea also held the title of managing director in Lehman Brothers’ Research department, focused on portfolio and index analytics capabilities. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Lea served as managing director with Moody’s Investors Service where he led the quantitative bond default research effort and took a leading London-based role in the establishment of a new business unit, Moody’s Risk Management Services (later Moody’s KMV), which served as the analytic nucleus of what is now Moody’s Analytics.
Lea also held positions with Bear Stearns, NY and Thomson-CGR, Paris, and is currently a non-executive director at Credit Research Data Ltd in London.
Lea holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, an M.A. in mathematics from University of Colorado Boulder and a B.A. in mathematics and a B.A. in French from Washington University in Saint Louis. He has also published research in the areas of credit risk, economic history and credit market structure in academic journals, professional journals and books.