NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision
support tools worldwide, including indexes and portfolio risk and
performance analytics products, today announced that Jacques P. Perold
has been elected to MSCI's Board of Directors ("Board"). His appointment
is effective March 6, 2017.
Mr. Perold, 58, was president of Fidelity Management & Research Company,
the investment advisor for Fidelity's family of mutual funds, until his
retirement in 2014. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Perold was president of Geode
Capital Management, LLC, a sub-advisor to Fidelity.
Henry Fernandez, MSCI's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I
am pleased to welcome Jacques to our Board. He brings valuable
leadership experience from a prominent global investment firm, as well
as insight into a quickly evolving and complex global financial system.
MSCI and its shareholders will greatly benefit from his experience and
Mr. Perold is currently a director of Allstate Insurance Corp., a
trustee of New York Life Insurance Company's MainStay mutual funds, a
director of World Music, Inc., a director of South Africa Partners and a
trustee of Boston University.
For more than 45 years, MSCI's research-based indexes and analytics have
helped the world's leading investors build and manage better portfolios.
Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of
performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and
Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models,
data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.
MSCI serves 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the
most recent P&I ranking.
For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.
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