McDonald will be based in London and collaborate closely with the firm’s global product, client coverage, research, and technology teams. McDonald comes to MSCI from HSBC Global Asset Management, where she served as global head of product, equities and responsible investment. She has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and sustainable investment.  

Diana Tidd, global head of Index and chief responsibility officer, says: “We are excited to have  Melissa join MSCI at this critical time for the global investment industry and our planet. I am confident  that Melissa’s extensive experience in developing successful sustainability products will position MSCI to deliver the enhanced tools investors need to accelerate the transformation towards a net-zero economy.”