M. Ethan Berman plans to retire from MSCI, where he became an advisory director after RiskMetrics Group was acquired by MSCI in March, said Kenny Juarez, spokesman.
Mr. Juarez was unable to say when Mr. Berman will retire or if he will be replaced. Mr. Berman couldn’t be reached for comment.
Mr. Berman, who was a founder, chairman and CEO of RiskMetrics, advised on the integration of the two companies and was expected to leave when that work was completed, Henry A. Fernandez, MSCI chairman, CEO and president, said in March.
Mr. Berman had been CEO of RiskMetrics since it was spun off from J.P Morgan in 1998 and its chairman since 2004, according to a 2007 RiskMetrics prospectus.