MSCI Taps Industry Vet Ryan As Asia Pacific Head

Oct 5 2012 | 10:01am ET

Financial industry veteran Chris Ryan has joined MSCI as head of Asia Pacific.

Ryan comes to MSCI from the Australian asset management firm Perpetual, where he served as CEO. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior managment positions in firms including Citibank, Fidelity International and ING Investment Management (where his last role was CEO of the Asia Pacific region). Ryan has aso worked for Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC Funds, John A Nolan and Associates, National Mutual Funds Management Company and Commonwealth Bank.

In his newly created role, Ryan will work closely with all of MSCI’s business units, functional and administrative groups and local offices in developing an expansion strategy for MSCI in Asia Pacific. He will also head up MSCI’s Asia Pacific client coverage team.

Ryan joins MSCI as a managing director, reporting to Henry Fernandez, chairman and CEO of MSCI, and is based in Hong Kong.

“Chris is a 30-year veteran of the asset management industry in Asia Pacific, having held senior positions at some of the leading investment firms in the region,” said Fernandez in a statement. “His experience and knowledge of these businesses, as well as his proven ability to manage diverse teams across Asia Pacific, made him the perfect candidate for this new role. I am delighted that Chris is joining us and I am sure that he will play a pivotal role in growing our business in this important part of the world.”

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