*  LSEG to occupy 26,000 sq ft premises at Expert City
*  Facility to provide world-class working environment
*  Employment opportunities for 400 highly skilled technologists

London Stock Exchange Group’s Business Services division (LSEG BSL) in Sri Lanka last week announced plans to open its new headquarters in the historic Expert City precinct, formerly known as Tripoli  Market soon.

The new Business Services division in Sri Lanka will provide support to the Group’s operating entities across the globe. The venture will provide the best and brightest technology talent in the country with the opportunity to be a part of an ever expanding, innovative   knowledge hub.

The new LSEG facility will directly employ 400 personnel in high-technology jobs, with an additional 1,200 employed indirectly. These employees will be tasked with providing technical support services that are central to the Group’s global network. LSEG’s investment and recruitment drive in Sri Lanka will also provide an immediate boost for the IT sector of the country.

Murali Subrahmanyan, Head of Business Services Colombo, LSEG said: “Our plans to establish a 26,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility In the heart of Colombo reaffirms our commitment to the technology sector of Sri Lanka. Our new facility at Expert City will house some of the best talent in the industry, and it is important to us that all our facilities reflect these high standards. The launch of this new technology centre represents an exciting opportunity for the local population to join a truly global organisation.”
The proposed new 26,000 sq ft premises would complement LSEG BSL’s current incubation hub which is also housed at Expert City.

London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe’s leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF).

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 3,500 people.