MSCI, a provider of mission critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has appointed Axel Kilian as Head of Client Coverage – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective 1 June, 2020. Based in London, Kilian reports to Alvise Munari, Global Head of Client Coverage.
In this role, Kilian will oversee MSCI’s sales, client relationship management and client service teams across EMEA. He will also partner closely with global product and research teams across MSCI to implement strategies for enhanced client solutions and continued growth across the region. The EMEA Coverage leadership team will report directly to Kilian.
“Axel’s vast experience in global markets across different client segments and products, and his direct knowledge of the wealth management industry, will add tremendous value to our global coverage efforts at MSCI,” says Alvise Munari, Global Head of Client Coverage. “I am confident that Axel’s experience and leadership will prove critical to MSCI’s mission of delivering superior client service and the continued success of the EMEA region.”
“I am very excited to join an innovative and forward-thinking company like MSCI. In today’s challenging markets with elevated volatility, it is critically important for investors, asset owners, wealth managers and banks to have access to tools that help them make better investment decisions and manage risk effectively. MSCI’s leading product and research offering positions the company well to deliver an exceptional client experience today and in the future,” says Kilian.
Kilian joins MSCI with over 25 years of financial services industry experience. Over the past decade and a half, he has held various senior client management roles at leading financial institutions including JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Nomura and UBS across the equity, derivatives and wealth segments. Prior to joining MSCI, Kilian served as Head of Ultra High Net Worth Clients for UBS in Germany and Austria, based in Frankfurt. He also held the role of Global Head Equity Derivatives Distribution and European Head Equity Distribution at UBS in London.
Kilian holds an MBA from University of Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany.