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 team.
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
; 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.
As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg
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