MSCI appoints Head of Australia and New Zealand


MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of mission critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new head of client coverage for its Australia and New Zealand business.

Shane Edwards has been appointed to the role of Managing Director and Head of Australia and New Zealand Client Coverage, effective February 19, 2024. Based in Sydney, Shane will be responsible for driving MSCI’s commercial activities in Australia and New Zealand markets, managing client relationships and delivering a cohesive, solutions-driven strategy for clients both within Australia and New Zealand and across the APAC region. He will report to Kazuya Nagasawa, Head of APAC Client Coverage.

Shane brings to the role over two decades of experience in running large global sales and structuring teams in the investment industry. He previously held a variety of leadership roles at UBS, including the Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Derivatives where he led the sales of complex products across all asset classes to a broad client spectrum. Prior to this, Shane was the Global Head of Structured Sales, Custom Index and Hybrid Trading at the Royal Bank of Scotland, devising innovative solutions for clients globally. He holds a first class honours degree in finance from Macquarie University.

Kazuya Nagasawa, Head of APAC Client Coverage, commented: “Shane’s vast experience across extensive client segments and products, and his deep knowledge in financial markets will add tremendous value to MSCI’s growth in Australia and New Zealand. I am confident that his leadership will prove critical to advancing MSCI’s mission of delivering services and solutions that address the evolving needs of our established and growing client base in the region.”

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