The Microfinance Information eXchange, Inc. (The MIX)
Peter Wall is Executive Director of the MIX, the world’s leading source of information about the microfinance industry in developing countries and developer of the industry’s benchmarks of microfinance institutions’ financial and outreach performance. He joined the MIX early in May 2005.
Peter brings a long career in financial information services to the MIX. From 2000 until 2004, he was senior vice president for business development in the Americas for FTSE International Ltd., a global producer of financial indexes (like its best-known product, the FTSE 100 Index for UK stocks), and related data services.
At FTSE, he was responsible for promoting FTSE services to North American institutional investors, stock and futures exchanges, investment banks, and other users of financial indexes. He was FTSE’s principal resource on emerging stock markets, and served as FTSE’s lead person on its high-powered practitioners’ committees in the Americas for its global equity stock index series and for its socially responsible stock index series. Among other achievements, he helped arrange the licensing of the FTSE China 25 Index to Barclay Global Investors for the launch of an exchange-traded fund that today has over US$ 1 billion in assets.
Prior to joining FTSE, Peter was manager of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Emerging Stock Markets Data Base. He started as its sole analyst in 1982, rose progressively to manager by 1997, and led the unit until its sale and transfer to Standard and Poor’s in late 2000. He was instrumental in developing the data services and IFC Indexes that were the leaders of their kind in the international stock market investment industry. Over this period, he was also active for IFC in research concerning the development of domestic capital markets in developing economies.