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Sebastien Lieblich

Sebastien Lieblich

Managing Director, MSCI Research

Sebastien Lieblich is Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Solutions within the Research & Product Development team at MSCI. The Equity Solutions Group’s specific focus is centered on client-directed research and involves designing, developing and delivering services and products. Mr. Lieblich specialized over the years in index construction and maintenance methodologies with a special focus on index rebalancing and market classification. He is also the chair of the MSCI Equity Index Committee and a regular member of MSCI Index Policy Committee.

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Articles by Sebastien Lieblich

    Index Rebalancing During High Volatility: A Balancing Act

    Blog | May 13, 2020 | Abhishek Gupta, Pavlo Taranenko, Sebastien Lieblich

    Significant volatility during COVID-19 highlights a need for index reconstitution, but some may worry about trading costs and excess turnover. We investigate the balance between appropriate market representation and avoiding high index turnover.

    Keeping Indexes Investable in Evolving Markets

    Research Report | Mar 24, 2017 | Pavlo Taranenko, Carlo Acerbi, Sebastien Lieblich, Balazs Szekely

    Market liquidity around the globe has changed drastically over the past decade, due to a combination of regulatory, technological and investment changes. Relative trading volumes on many primary trading venues have dropped by about 50% since their peak in 2009. To ensure the investability and replicability of MSCI equity indexes, we regularly monitor the liquidity of index constituents, apply liquidity screening criteria and review index construction rules and liquidity measures. Methodology...

    Is your real estate portfolio resilient enough?

    Blog | Feb 10, 2017 | Sebastien Lieblich

    Amid recent worldwide political, economic and market uncertainty, how can you increase resilience of your real estate portfolio? The answer to this question boils down to prudent use of three simple portfolio construction strategies: Asset selection, sector allocation and global diversification.

    Allocating to emerging markets: It depends on your view of the world

    Blog | Dec 12, 2016 | Sebastien Lieblich

    Emerging market equities have declined 5.4% since the U.S. elections on Nov. 8 (measured in U.S. dollars).¹ But they remain a significant source of the world’s stock-market capitalization and economic activity, constituting 11% of the global investable universe and 40% of the world’s wealth. How much do institutional investors want to allocate to this portion of the market?

    The real story in the growth of global real estate lies below the surface

    Blog | Jul 28, 2016 | Sebastien Lieblich

    The global market for professionally managed real estate investments grew marginally last year, reaching $7.1 trillion in 2015, up 2.8% from a year earlier, according to the latest annual survey by MSCI of the largest markets for real estate investment in 32 countries.