Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 10, 2015




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33812   13-4038723

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10007

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 804-3900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) On November 4, 2015, Christopher F. Corrado, a named executive officer of MSCI Inc. (“MSCI” or the “Company”), notified MSCI of his decision to resign as Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology and Data Services of the Company, effective as of November 10, 2015. Mr. Corrado informed the Company that he is leaving to pursue other opportunities outside of the Company. C.D. Baer Pettit, as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, will assume oversight of the functions previously managed by Mr. Corrado.

There were no new compensatory arrangements or modifications to existing compensatory arrangements made in connection with Mr. Corrado’s resignation. Mr. Corrado’s resignation will be treated as a “voluntary resignation” for purposes of the MSCI Inc. 2007 Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended, and all outstanding equity awards granted thereunder.

Mr. Corrado’s resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, practices or strategy.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Henry A. Fernandez

  Name:   Henry A. Fernandez
  Title:   CEO, President and Chairman

Date: November 10, 2015