David Brierwood joined Preqin's Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2014. David holds a wealth of experience in investment data analytics and solutions, most recently in his role as Chief Operating Officer of MSCI, which he held from 2006 to February 2014. MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and ESG data and research. Prior to his role at MSCI, David worked for Morgan Stanley for 20 years and held a variety of senior positions, including Global Risk Manager of the Morgan Stanley Equity Division and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional and Retail Securities Group. He also led Morgan Stanley’s firm-wide program to implement global regulation relating to Basel II and the SEC’s Consolidated Supervisory Entity agreements. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Material Science from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College at the University of London, and an MBA from Manchester Business School.