MSCI May Index Review Announcement Scheduled for May 15, 2013
GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYS: MSCI) , a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, will announce the results of the May 2013 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indices, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, and the MSCI China A Indices. All changes will be made as of the close of May 31, 2013.
MSCI will post the list of additions to and deletions from the indices for the May 2013 Semi-Annual Index Review on its web site, www.msci.com, shortly after 11:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) on May 15, 2013.
A summary of the announcement will be made available shortly thereafter on Bloomberg page MSCN, and Reuters public pages MSCIA.
Additionally, MSCI will make detailed rebalancing information available to clients beginning immediately after the summary announcement appears on Bloomberg and/or Reuters. Clients can access the subscriber section of each index at: www.msci.com/products/indices/msci_index_reviews_subscribers.html
For the MSCI US Equity Indices and the MSCI US REIT Index, a summary of the announcement will be made available at www.msci.com.
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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; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
1 As of September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on January 31, 2013
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