MSCI Inc. has appointed Doug Walls as APAC head of index products, replacing Ted Niggli, who moves to a newly created global role within the company as head of OneMSCI Commercial Programs, to focus on commercial innovation at MSCI, effective September 23.
Based in Hong Kong, Walls will report to Diana Tidd, global head of index, and will collaborate closely with Jack Lin, head of APAC client coverage, and the Index and APAC leadership teams to deliver solutions for MSCI clients.
Walls previously served as the head of Asia-Pacific product development and management for an international asset management business. He has also held other key senior positions during a 20-plus-year tenure in the Asia-Pacific region, including APAC head of product and strategy and innovation and head of product development at various global asset management companies. Earlier in his career, he also held a senior consultant position at Barra International, a company MSCI acquired in 2004.
Niggli continues to be based in Shanghai where he will oversee the strategy and implementation to create integrated client focused solutions and partnerships across MSCI segments – Index, Analytics, Factors, ESG and Real Estate. He will report to Baer Pettit, president.