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Alan Brett

Alan Brett

Executive Director, ESG Research

Alan Brett, Head of Corporate Governance Ratings Research, is responsible for research on corporate governance including ratings methodology and research commentary and leads MSCI’s team of specialist corporate governance analysts. Previously, Alan served as as Head of Research at global proxy advisor, Manifest. Alan holds a B.A. in Corporate Administration from Waterford Institute of Technology and a Pg Dip in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University.

Research and Insights

Articles by Alan Brett

    Assessing Control: Measuring And Assessing The Alignment Between Economic Exposure And Voting Power At Controlled Companies

    Report | Apr 25, 2019 | Alan Brett

    Where the controlling owners of a company have voting power that is disproportionate to their economic exposure, the company’s minority investors face some degree of increased risk. MSCI ESG Research’s ownership model enhances the ability of minority investors to assess ownership-related risks or benefits across two dimensions; it measures the level of control, and illuminates the motivations of the controlling entities. We extend this model by adding a third dimension, by measuring the...

    Need a Lyft? Why the IPO Blew a Tire

    Blog | Apr 10, 2019 | Alan Brett , Matt Moscardi

    A week into the highly publicized IPO for Lyft Inc., the ride-sharing company, it’s hard to say it went exactly as planned.