MSCI has named Kurt Winkelmann managing director and head of risk & analytical research, responsible for setting the firm’s research agenda and overseeing a 60-person global research team.
Winkelmann will be based in New York.
“Kurt is well known and highly respected in the area of investment research and we are delighted that he has chosen to join MSCI,” said David Brierwood, MSCI chief operating officer. “He brings with him a deep understanding and knowledge of leading edge approaches to issues in asset management, combined with practical experience of modeling and analytics systems. One of his primary objectives will be to work closely with our broad range of clients to ensure that MSCI’s research agenda reflects their needs and priorities.”
Prior to joining MSCI, Winkelmann was a managing director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he established and led the global investment strategies team, responsible for strategic asset allocation, asset/liability analysis and risk advisory across asset classes for the firm’s major global institutional clients. Between 1993 and 1999, he managed the global fixed income portfolio strategy group at Goldman Sachs International. Winkelmann’s early career also included positions at Vestek Systems and Barra.
MSCI 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.