MSCI hires global head of Client Coverage

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MSCI has announced that Laurent Seyer has joined MSCI as a managing director and global head of Client Coverage.

Based in London, Seyer reports to Henry Fernandez, MSCI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

“I am delighted that Laurent has joined MSCI. He brings a wealth of experience in building and managing global client coverage teams,” said Fernandez.

“He is also very familiar with the way global investors build and manage their portfolios and bring innovative strategies to market. His appointment further strengthens our senior leadership team and will enable us to develop and expand MSCI’s relationships with our clients around the world.”

Seyer added, “I am thrilled to join an innovative international company like MSCI. In today’s complex and volatile markets, asset owners and managers are looking for tools to help them make more informed investment decisions and better monitor risks. MSCI is ideally positioned to provide these products and services to clients, today and in the future.”

Before joining MSCI, Mr. Seyer was global head of the Client Group at AXA Investment Managers LLC in Paris, where he previously also served as Global Head of Multi Asset Client Solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Seyer spent 24 years at Société Générale where he held a variety of senior roles in equity derivatives and structured product sales, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate development and business strategy, culminating in his role as CEO of Lyxor Asset Management from 2006 to 2012. Seyer graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris.


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