10 October 2012 — MSCI Incorporated, a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, has appointed Chris Ryan as head of Asia Pacific. In the newly created role, Mr Ryan will work closely with MSCI’s business units, functional and administrative groups and local offices in coordinating a comprehensive and assertive expansion strategy for MSCI in Asia Pacific. He will also head up MSCI’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage team, focusing on delivering MSCI’s range of innovative products and services to both clients and prospects in the region. Mr Ryan joins MSCI as a managing director, reporting to MSCI chairman and chief executive officer Henry Fernandez. Before joining MSCI, Mr Ryan was chief executive officer of Perpetual Limited, a publicly traded asset management firm in Australia. From 2010 to 2011 he was managing director and senior advisor of Citibank’s Global Transaction Services business in Asia. In 2008 he joined Fidelity International Ltd in Asia where he was managing director. Prior to that, he worked at ING Investment Management Asia Pacific Ltd from 2000 to 2007.