MSCI has appointed experienced investment management executive, Simone Bouch, as head of Australia and New Zealand client coverage.
Bouch would be responsible for building MSCI’s presence in the region across all product lines, including Index, Analytics ESG and Real Estate, while also enhancing coverage of leading asset-owners and other clients.
Bouch had over 25 years’ investment management experience and was most recently head of distribution for Australasia for Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Prior to the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management, Bouch led Standard Life Investments business in Australia and had held roles at Morgan Stanley Investment Manage in London, Henderson Global Investors and AMP Capital.
Based in Sydney, Bouch would report to Jack Lin, head of APAC client coverage.
“At MSCI we are solely focused on powering the investment community to make better decisions for a better world,” Lin said.
“Simone brings a breadth and depth of expertise to the Australia and New Zealand client coverage team, to ensure MSCI supports our growing client base as they continue their adoption of ESG in their investment and portfolio management decisions.
“I am confident Simone’s wealth of experience building client coverage teams and her in-depth knowledge of global investment processes across a range of asset classes will have a significant contribution in attracting, engaging and supporting MSCI’s clients in Australia and New Zealand.”