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

Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: 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. 

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

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brands and product names are the trademarks, service marks, or registered
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jurisdictions. The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed
by and is the exclusive property of MSCI and Standard & Poor`s. "Global Industry
Classification Standard (GICS)" is a service mark of MSCI and Standard &
Poor`s.

Media Enquiries:
MSCI Inc.
Susan Hunt, MSCI, New York, + 1.212.804.5288
Sally Todd, MHP Communications, London, + 44.20.3128.8100
Kristin Meza, MSCI, New York, + 1.212.804.5330
or
MSCI Global Client Service:
Americas Client Service, 1.888.588.4567 (toll free)/+ 1.212.804.3901
EMEA Client Service, + 44.20.7618.2222
Asia Pacific Client Service, + 852.2844.9333 



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