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Andy Sparks is Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management Research. Previously, he was responsible for Fixed income Research Strategies. Andy and his group show how MSCI’s analytical models can be used to offer investment insights on topical market issues. In this role, he is able to leverage his extensive knowledge of valuation models, indexes and portfolio risk methodologies. Previously, Mr. Sparks had been Head of Technical Product Management, with responsibility for product vision and leadership in the buildout of MSCI’s multi-asset portfolio analytic products.
Prior to joining MSCI in 2011, Mr. Sparks had been Head of Product Management for the POINT business at Barclays Capital, where he had responsibility for product strategy and product execution for the POINT portfolio analytics platform. Mr. Sparks was named the Head of the POINT marketing group at Lehman Brothers in 2004. He also had managerial responsibility for Lehman’s index business between 2006-2008.
Mr. Sparks joined Lehman Brothers in 1995. Other senior level positions he held within the bank include Head of Mortgage Strategies and Head of U.S. Rate Strategies. In this role, Mr. Sparks and his group were repeatedly named to Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed Income Research Team. Before joining Lehman, Mr. Sparks had been Head of Mortgage and Rates Research at Citicorp Securities.