MSCI Appoints Chris Corrado as Chief Information Officer
NEW YORK -- October 9, 2013
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 it has hired Chris Corrado
as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Based in New York, Mr Corrado reports to
MSCI’s Chairman and CEO, Henry Fernandez, and is a Managing Director and a
member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
“The creation of a Chief Information Officer position marks an important step
in the evolution of our firm,” said Mr Fernandez. “With over 30 years of
experience in some of the most technologically sophisticated companies in the
world, Chris will play a key role in ensuring that MSCI continues to offer our
clients leading-edge products and services that are targeted to helping them
achieve their business goals.”
Prior to joining MSCI, Mr Corrado was a Managing Director and Head of Platform
Services at UBS where he oversaw technical infrastructure, global production
services, application platform services and IT services. Mr Corrado started
his career at IBM in 1981 before joining Morgan Stanley in 1985 where he spent
over 11 years in a number of senior technology positions including CIO for
Europe and Asia. He subsequently held CTO positions at Deutsche Bank and
Merrill Lynch for five years. Between 2003 and 2012 he held CIO/CTO positions
at Asurion, a technology insurance company, and at eBay and AT&T Wireless.
Mr Corrado’s appointment follows the recent hiring of Darla Hastings as Chief
Marketing Officer, as the firm expands and strengthens its senior leadership
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 7.5 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; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG
(environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and
ratings; ISS corporate governance research, data and outsourced proxy voting
and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software
for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York,
with research and commercial offices around the world.
^1As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and
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