Vishad is a member of the MSCI research team focused on developing new indexes and enhancing existing products, including ESG, factor and thematic indexes. Vishad earned a master’s degree in economics, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, from Birla Institute of Technology and Science.
Research and Insights
Articles by Vishad Bhalodia
A Thematic Lens for Portfolios6 mins read Blog | Dec 17, 2020 |
We show how MSCI Thematic Exposure relevance scores helped position growth funds, as an example, alongside thematic funds, and highlighted key megatrends that drove performance. A thematic lens can help analyze other categories and strategies as well.
Did Value-Factor Exposure Deliver for Value Funds?5 mins read Blog | Jun 29, 2020 |
Building on previous MSCI research into the nuanced performance of the value factor, including the impact of sectors and other style factors, we look at how exposure to value drove the performance of actively managed value funds.
Indexing Change: Understanding MSCI Thematic IndexesReport | Nov 21, 2019 |
Thematic investing has become increasingly popular with institutional and retail investors. We review the concept and how it differs from factor and ESG investment processes. Additionally, we lay out how we model various themes to build a rule-based index methodology representing the performance of companies exposed to a certain trend.