MSCI has appointed Jana Haines as head of index and member of the firm’s executive committee. Based in New York, Haines will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of MSCI’s global Index product line.
She will partner with senior leaders across the firm to manage the index product development process. Haines will aim to drive innovation across index categories, including market cap, sustainability, climate, factors, thematics and asset classes, such as fixed income and private assets.
Haines held a variety of senior leadership roles at MSCI from 2006 to 2021. Most recently, she served as head of index product for Americas and EMEA, and global head of fixed income indexes. Earlier in her tenure at MSCI, she held various roles within the client coverage team.
From 2021, Haines was the chief strategy officer of ARK Investments, where she worked alongside CEO Cathie Wood. She was instrumental in ARK’s transition to a scalable business and expanding the firm’s global partnerships.
Before she joined MSCI in 2006, Haines garnered diverse experience in financial markets at HypoVereinsbank and Richie Capital. She also co-founded the Private Equity Group in Prague. Haines holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.