Alain Dubois to Join MSCI from Lyxor Asset Management
LONDON -- June 12, 2013
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that Alain Dubois, currently Chairman of
Lyxor Asset Management, is to join the firm as Managing Director and Head of
New Business and Product Development for the MSCI index business.
Mr Dubois will join the firm in August and will be based in London, reporting
to Baer Pettit, Managing Director and Global Head of the MSCI Index Business.
Mr Dubois has been Chairman of Lyxor Asset Management for ten years. He joined
the Société Générale Group in June 2000, in its equity derivatives division.
Prior to joining Société Générale, he worked in the equity derivatives
departments of Commerzbank and Lazard Frères.
“Alain is a well known and respected figure in the asset management industry
and I am delighted that he has chosen to join our expanding index business at
MSCI,” said Mr Pettit. “As Chairman of Lyxor Asset Management, Alain has been
a valued client for a number of years and I am looking forward to working with
him and leveraging his considerable expertise and industry knowledge. In this
important new position, Alain will play a critical role in helping us develop
and expand our index offering, particularly in the area of ‘smart beta’
investing and new asset classes.”
Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of MSCI Inc., added, “We are very pleased to
have someone of Alain’s caliber join MSCI. This is the latest in a series of
senior level appointments as we continue to invest in expanding our core index
business in response to demand from clients for independent, reliable and
representative benchmarks to meet their increasingly complex investment
Mr Dubois has an extensive educational background, having graduated from Ecole
Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and ENSAE.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
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funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and
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The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with close to
USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis^1;
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^1As of September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on
January 31, 2013
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