C.D. Baer Pettit
Chief Operating Officer
Baer Pettit, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for the firm’s operations and profitability of the company’s index, analytics, ESG and real estate product lines. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Henry Fernandez, Baer is an Executive Officer of the firm and a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee.
Before taking on his current role in 2015, Baer was head of MSCI’s Index business for four years and served as Head of Client Coverage for 11 years. 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.
Baer serves as Chairman of the Index Industry Association. He holds a Master degree in history from Trinity College, Cambridge University and graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.