MSCI, a provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors, has appointed Russell Read, CFA, PhD, as Managing Director and Global Head of Client Solutions.
Read will report to Laurent Seyer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Client Officer of MSCI, and will be a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He will be based in London and is expected to start in September 2018.
“We are excited to have Russell join MSCI at an important and dynamic juncture in the evolving landscape for institutional investors,” said Mr. Seyer. “Russell’s extensive global experience and success in public and private investment markets will benefit our clients as we strengthen our capabilities across asset classes.”
Read will lead MSCI’s efforts to bring integrated solutions to its larger Asset Owner and Asset Manager clients to support improvements in their investment decision processes. He will serve as a thought leader and strengthen MSCI’s investment-focused culture around the world.
Read joins MSCI from Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation where he served as Chief Investment Officer and oversaw the investment teams for the State’s USD65 billion Permanent Fund.