Global Head of Research and Product Development
Peter Zangari, Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Product Development, sets the Firm’s research agenda and drives integration of research into MSCI’s products and services to deliver innovative solutions to investment problems. He is a member of the Executive Committee.
Prior to this, Peter served as Head of Analytics at MSCI, responsible for its equity and multi-asset class risk and portfolio management products, and was Head of Equity Portfolio Management Analytics before that. Prior to joining MSCI, Peter held progressively senior-level positions at Goldman Sachs, most recently as the Head of Risk and a member of the leadership team for the Quantitative Investment Strategies (“QIS”) business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”). Prior to joining QIS, Peter was responsible for building out and managing GSAM’s proprietary equity risk and attribution platform.
Peter began his career at JP Morgan in the RiskMetrics and Firmwide Risk groups, where he conducted extensive research in the areas of market and credit risk. He is one of the original members of RiskMetrics and his work in this area has been widely published.
Peter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fordham University and a PhD in economics, with a specialization in applied econometrics and computational statistics, from Rutgers University.