MSCI Appoints Head of Risk & Analytical Research

March 4, 2011 ( - MSCI Inc., a provider of investment decision support tools, announced the appointment of Kurt Winkelmann as Managing Director and Head of Risk & Analytical Research.

Based in New York, Winkelmann will be responsible for setting the firm’s research agenda and will oversee the efforts of a global team of over 60 researchers across the firm.    

According to the announcement, prior to joining MSCI, Winkelmann was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he established and led the Global Investment Strategies team, responsible for strategic asset allocation, asset/liability analysis and risk advisory across asset classes for the firm’s major global institutional clients. Between 1993 and 1999, he managed the Global Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs International.   

Winkelmann has a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Minnesota MSCI said.