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Monika Szikszai

Monika Szikszai

Associate, MSCI Research

Monika Szikszai is a member of the MSCI research team focused on risk management solutions. She specializes in stress testing and the development of new risk methodologies. Monika obtained her master’s degree in financial mathematics from Eotvos Lorand University and is a financial risk manager designated by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Research and Insights

Articles by Monika Szikszai

    Are Emissions Rising or Falling in Equity Indexes?

    7 mins read Blog | Jun 22, 2022 | Monika Szikszai , Zoltán Nagy

    Investors can use different metrics to track their portfolios’ carbon footprint. Regardless, they will increasingly need tools to better identify the sources of changes in whichever climate metrics they use. We present an attribution methodology.

    Net-Zero Alignment: Managing Portfolio Risk Along the Net-Zero Journey

    Report | Apr 25, 2022 | Monika Szikszai , Thomas Verbraken , Donald Sze

    Given climate risk’s multifaceted nature and the long time horizon on which climate change is unfolding, investors face an elevated level of uncertainty when making decisions. What approaches can they take as they seek to manage these risks?

    How Might Inflation Impact Funding Ratios?

    5 mins read Blog | Jul 14, 2021 | Monika Szikszai , Thomas Verbraken , Puneet Kumar

    We analyzed two multiperiod inflation scenarios to understand how the funding ratios of defined-benefit pension funds could evolve in each and what they could mean for a pension fund in terms of special contributions over the next 10 years.

    Long-Horizon Risk: The Past 50 Years

    4 mins read Blog | Apr 13, 2021 | Monika Szikszai , Thomas Verbraken

    For long-horizon investors that aim to ride out volatility, short-term risk measures may be insufficient. We used multiperiod stress testing to evaluate one- and five-year returns of hypothetical multi-asset-class portfolios using 50 years of history.

    Stress Testing Multiperiod Inflation Scenarios

    5 mins read Blog | Nov 19, 2020 | Monika Szikszai , Thomas Verbraken

    Will inflation rear its ugly head in the U.S.? Although the outcome of the U.S. elections might have lowered inflation expectations, investors can prepare for scenarios where inflation goes up. In this stress test, we examine three scenarios for inflation over varying time horizons.