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Mark Carver
Managing Director & Global Head of Factor Index Products at MSCI


Mark is a Managing Director and Global Head of Factor Index Products. Mark leads the global commercial strategy for MSCI Factor Index Products and MSCI  FaCSTM  and works closely with research, marketing and regional product teams to provide client education, develop new products and support coverage teams to drive adoption of MSCI factor data. Mark collaborates with analytics product teams to position MSCI factor models, content and thought leadership. Mark led the 2018 launch of MSCI  FaCSTM  the Factor Classification Standard, creating a common language and definitions for equity factors. 

Prior to MSCI, Mark was a member of the Global Alternative Premia group at AQR Capital Management.   Mark joined AQR from BlackRock where he spent ten years, most recently as a regional executive and Head of Smart Beta for iShares.  In this role Mark was responsible for the commercial strategy, client support, product development and marketing for both active and index-based factor strategies. Before BlackRock Mark served as Vice President and Senior Client Portfolio Manager for fundamental growth at Columbia Management Group, now ColumbiaThreadneedle.  Mark began his career at Fidelity Investments in Boston. 

Mark earned an MBA from University of New Hampshire and an ALM with a concentration in Finance from Harvard.  Mark lives in Westport, CT with his wife and two daughters. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Factor Strategies for the Road Ahead