Peter Shepard Bio


Peter Shepard is Head of Analytics Research and Product Development at MSCI. He leads a team of researchers responsible for MSCI’s RiskManager and Barra platforms, which are used by institutions in managing about USD 20 trillion in assets. The team researches factors, systematic strategies, portfolio construction, liquidity, machine learning, climate and macro models across equity, fixed income, private assets and digital currencies. Peter also sits on MSCI’s Executive Committee and the board of directors of Burgiss, a global provider of investor data and analytics solutions.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Brown University, and received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he researched string theory and the quantum theory of gravity. He has published research on theoretical physics and finance.

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