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Remy Briand

Head of ESG

Remy Briand is responsible for MSCI’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) ratings products. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Remy Briand has been leading MSCI ESG Research since its creation in 2010. Remy also served until February 2017 as global head of research for MSCI where he led a team of 150 researchers designing indexes, analytics and risk models for institutional investors. As head of index research for 10 years, he managed the expansion of the MSCI Global Indexes to cover 80 developed, emerging and frontier markets. He also initiated and led the development of MSCI’s market leading factor indexes.

Mr. Briand joined MSCI in 2001 from Credit Lyonnais Asset Management, where he was equity portfolio manager and head of research. He began his career as a private equity analyst at Credit Lyonnais.

Over his 27-year career as an investor, researcher and business leader, Remy has gained unique insights on topics such as global investing, emerging markets, sustainable investment and financial innovation. He regularly shares his views at industry conferences and with financial news media.

Remy holds an MSc in Computer Sciences from INSA (Lyon) and an MBA from HEC (Paris).