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Remy Briand

Remy Briand
Head of ESG

About the Contributor

As Head of ESG at MSCI, Remy Briand is responsible for research across all MSCI products, including indexes, risk models and ESG (environmental, social and governance) ratings. Over his 25 year career as an investor, independent thinker and business leader, Remy has gained unique insights on topics including global investing, emerging markets, sustainable investment and financial innovation. He regularly shares his views at industry conferences and with financial news media. Remy holds an MSc in Computer Sciences from INSA (Lyon) and an MBA from HEC (Paris).

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  1. BLOG

    WHAT MATTERS FOR INVESTORS IN THE LONG RUN 

    May 17, 2016 Remy Briand

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    Investors who aim to understand what drives returns over the long run might look to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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    Our first-quarter review of global stress points 

    Apr 27, 2016 Remy Briand

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    Market movements in the first three months of the year reflected wide gyrations in investors’ assumptions about macroeconomic conditions and asset pricing.

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    Should you hedge your foreign currency exposure? 

    Apr 5, 2016 Remy Briand

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    The volatility of currency has increased in recent years as a combination of quantitative easing and currency wars fuel swings in the foreign-exchange market.

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    The value factor marks a decade of disappointment 

    Mar 9, 2016 Remy Briand

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    Call it a lost decade. The value factor recently marked 10 years of decline in the U.S.

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    How smart beta has performed amid the volatility 

    Feb 16, 2016 Remy Briand

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    The fitfulness of the global recovery has produced quick and unexpected changes in financial markets and handed portfolio managers the challenge of allocating assets amid the market stress.

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    2016: The Year of Living Dangerously? 

    Jan 13, 2016 Remy Briand

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    If 2015 market volatility frayed investor nerves, 2016 might be even more of a nail-biter. MSCI identified 12 stress points globally to be used in quantifying the effect on portfolios of a range of shifts in markets, liquidity and the macroeconomy.

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    ECONOMIC EXPOSURE IN GLOBAL INVESTING 

    Jul 8, 2015 Remy Briand

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    As companies expand their footprint globally, the geographic distribution of their revenues evolves over time and their economic exposures may diverge from their country of domicile and primary listing. We believe that this raises a critical issue for institutional investors.

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    CAN ESG ADD ALPHA? 

    Jun 17, 2015 Remy Briand

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    Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) mandates has grown considerably over the past few years, but some institutional investors remain concerned that inclusion of ESG factors may come at the cost of weaker risk-adjusted returns. Our research shows that this is not necessarily the case.

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    GLOBAL EQUITY ALLOCATION: A NEW PARADIGM IS DEVELOPING 

    Apr 29, 2015 Remy Briand

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    Maintaining a “home bias” in the equity portfolio may come with huge opportunity costs. In a 2012 study MSCI prepared for Norway’s Ministry of Finance, we examined...