George Harrington

global head of listed derivatives, OTC and structured products, MSCI

George Harrington is a managing director and global head of listed derivatives, OTC and structured products at MSCI. George is responsible for the global exchange strategy as well as coordinating all relationships with exchanges globally to maximize the growth of MSCI-linked listed futures and options, and exchange partnerships of all kinds. In addition, he is in charge of building the MSCI product ecosystem and leads structured products and OTC derivatives globally to drive maximum revenue for the firm and to create compelling value propositions for clients.

George has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, financial technology and global exchanges. Most recently, he was head of global business development for Eris Exchange. While at Eris he was responsible for overall business strategy in rates, credit and FX markets.

Prior to Eris, George spent over nine years at Bloomberg in a variety of positions including head of derivative trading, head of fixed income trading, head of fixed income, currency and commodity trading and most recently head of global markets. Earlier in his career, he worked at Tradeweb, PricewaterhouseCoopers/Standard & Poor’s, Thomson Financial and JP Morgan Chase.

George obtained a Master of Business Administration in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Old Dominion University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.