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C.D. Baer Pettit


Baer Pettit has served as MSCI’s President since October 2017.  As President, he oversees the Company’s business functions, including client coverage, marketing, product management, research, technology and operations. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 2015 to 2017, Head of the Product Group from February 2015 to September 2015, Head of Index Products from 2011 to 2015, Head of Marketing from 2005 to 2012 and Head of Client Coverage from 2001 to 2012. Baer is an Executive Officer of the firm and a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee.

Prior to MSCI, Baer spent eight years at Bloomberg, where he ran the company’s business in France, Scandinavia and the UK and later became Deputy Head of Bloomberg’s European sales organization. Baer started his career in the equity derivatives divisions of Barclays De Zoete Wedd and Morgan Stanley Asset Management.

He holds a Master degree in history from Trinity College, Cambridge University and graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.