IR Magazine Webinar - Understanding ETFs and indexes: What do you need to know? - Speaker biographies

Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine

Laurie Havelock is a journalist, writer and podcaster who has been working on financial titles for more than 5 years, dabbling with commercial property finance, responsible investment and investor relations as his main areas of focus. Outside of that he also writes about music, with a predilection for independent and emerging artists, has worked on a number of comedy projects, including a podcast he makes with musical comedian Paddy Gervers called Podshambles, and hosts a weekly show on Shoreditch Radio. Laurie has been published in the Independent, the Guardian and Q Magazine.

Jacqueline O'Flanagan, head of Canada, FTSE Russell
Jacqueline O’Flanagan is Head of Canada for FTSE Russell and has a pivotal role in driving the company’s growth across the Canadian investment community.

In this position, she leads country activities to ensure FTSE Russell indexing solutions are accessible and consistently meeting investor demand. This extends to cross-functional coordination with FTSE Russell Research, Partnerships, Client Services and Custom Solutions teams to meet customer needs.

Prior to FTSE Russell, Jacqueline was most recently Senior Vice President Global Accounts at Morningstar. She has over 20 years of experience working in the institutional investment community.

Tom Psarofagis, ETF analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Tom Psarofagis is an ETF analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he held roles in ETF groups at both Oppenheimer Funds and IndexIQ. Previously,Tom was in Product Development at Nasdaq where he worked on creating innovative indexes for ETF sponsors.

Tom attended the University of Connecticut where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Tom is a Chartered Market Technician and a member of the Market Technicians Association.
Martijn Rozemuller, managing director, head of Europe, Think ETF Asset Management, A VanEck Company
Martijn Rozemuller joined VanEck in 2018 with the acquisition of Think ETF’s. He serves as the European Head of VanEck and focuses on Sales, Marketing, Compliance, Legal and HR.
Prior to joining VanEck, Mr Rozemuller served as Managing Director of Think ETF’s which he founded in 2008. Before setting up Think ETF’s, he was a partner at the Dutch trading firm Optiver where he began his career in 1995.
Mr Rozemuller holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Engineering from the University of Twente.
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