MSCI Expands Lineup of Economic Exposure Indices, Introduces Historical Security-Level Data

MSCI Expands Lineup of Economic Exposure Indices, Introduces Historical Security-Level Data

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYS: MSCI) , a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, is extending its series of MSCI Economic Exposure Indices. In addition, the company is providing historicaleconomic exposure security-level data back to fiscal year 2005 for all securities in the company's global flagship index, MSCI ACWI, consisting of developed and emerging market countries.


The 13 new indices include securities with revenue exposures to an expanded range of target regions and countries, including not only Emerging Markets but also Africa, China and Latin America. The MSCI World with China Exposure Index, for example, focuses on developed markets companies with high revenue exposures to China. In March 2012, MSCI launched the first series of Economic Exposure Indices which included a range of Developed Markets securities with high revenue exposures to Emerging Markets. See the full list of newMSCI Economic Exposure Indices.

In addition to increasing the lineup of Economic Exposure Indices, MSCI is introducing historical economic exposure security-level data. The historical data may be used for year-over-year analytical and reporting requirements and to identify economic exposure trends over time.

"The combination of our economic exposure indices and historical security-level data enables clients to consistently capture their revenue exposures within a global equity context. As an increasing number of clients use our economic exposure data to evaluate their portfolios for levels of potential risk and return, we find that economic exposure is becoming more integrated into the investment process," said Baer Pettit, Managing Director and Global Head of the MSCI Index Business.

MSCI was the first index provider to offer Economic Exposure Indices that identify the diverse geographic revenue streams of companies. For further information, visit MSCI Economic Exposure Indices and MSCI Economic Exposure Security Data.

About MSCI

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

The company's flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with close to USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS governance research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets; and CFRA forensic accounting risk research, legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due‐diligence. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.

1 As of March 31, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg in September 2012.

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