MSCI Appoints Darla Hastings as Chief Marketing Officer
MSCI Appoints Darla Hastings as Chief Marketing Officer
MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced today that it has hired Darla Hastings as Chief Marketing Officer. Based in New York, Ms Hastings reports to MSCI’s Chairman and CEO, Henry Fernandez, and is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
“With three decades of marketing experience in the investment management industry, Darla brings a wealth of relevant and valuable business insight with her and we are delighted to welcome her to MSCI,” said Henry Fernandez. “In this new role, Darla will lead a major and rapid transformation of MSCI into a much more customer-centric and marketing-focused organization, working closely with the firm’s senior management and existing marketing and communications teams.”
Prior to joining MSCI, Ms Hastings was Chief Marketing Officer for Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading global legal practice. She started her career at Fidelity Investments where she worked for 16 years in a number of senior marketing and client service roles. In 1995, she founded INCommunication, a strategic marketing consultancy with a roster of clients that included leading companies from a wide range of industries. She joined State Street as Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Marketing and Communications in 2001 and in 2007 she became Chief Marketing Officer for Dimensional Fund Advisors.
MSCI Inc. 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.
The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with approximately USD 7.5 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS governance research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
|1||As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg|
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