Chris Ryan Joins MSCI as Head of Asia Pacific Region
HONG KONG -- October 05, 2012
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics
and corporate governance services, announced today that Chris Ryan has joined
the firm as Head of Asia Pacific.
In this newly created role, Mr Ryan will work closely with all of MSCI’s
business units, functional and administrative groups and local offices in
coordinating a comprehensive and assertive expansion strategy for MSCI in Asia
Pacific. He will also head up MSCI’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage team,
focusing on delivering MSCI’s range of innovative products and services to
both clients and prospects in the region.
Mr Ryan joins MSCI as a Managing Director, reporting to Henry Fernandez,
Chairman and CEO of MSCI Inc., and is based in Hong Kong.
“Chris is a 30-year veteran of the asset management industry in Asia Pacific,
having held senior positions at some of the leading investment firms in the
region,” said Mr Fernandez. “His experience and knowledge of these businesses,
as well as his proven ability to manage diverse teams across Asia Pacific,
made him the perfect candidate for this new role. I am delighted that Chris is
joining us and I am sure that he will play a pivotal role in growing our
business in this important part of the world.”
Before joining MSCI, Chris was Chief Executive Officer of Perpetual Ltd, a
publicly traded asset management firm in Australia. From 2010 to 2011 he was
Managing Director and Senior Advisor of Citibank’s Global Transaction Services
business in Asia. In 2008 he joined Fidelity International Ltd in Asia where
he was Managing Director. Prior to that, he worked at ING Investment
Management Asia Pacific Ltd from 2000 to 2007, where his last role was as
Chief Executive Officer for the region. Chris has also had senior leadership
roles at Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC Funds, John A Nolan and Associates,
National Mutual Funds Management Company and Commonwealth Bank. He graduated
from Monash University in Australia with a Bachelor of Business degree.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension
funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and
performance analytics, and governance tools.
The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with
approximately USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a
worldwide basis^1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and
performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk
analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening,
analysis and ratings; ISS governance research and outsourced proxy voting and
reporting services; FEA valuation models and risk management software for the
energy and commodities markets; and CFRA forensic accounting risk research,
legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due‐diligence. MSCI is headquartered in
New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
^1As of June 30, 2011, based on eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg data.
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