Barra heads for the bank


Last month Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), a subsidiary of investment bank Morgan Stanley that produces global equity indexes acquired risk management vendor Barra for $816 million. Barra’s acting chief executive, Kamal Duggirala, speaks with Victor Anderson about how Barra’s clients will benefit from the merger, the changes he’s seen in the risk management industry over the last 20 years, and its future trends.

You’ve been at Barra for 20 years. What was your background prior to

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