MSCI Successfully Completes Independent Assurance Review for IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks

Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:00pm EDT

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MSCI Successfully Completes Independent Assurance Review for IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG data and research, announced today that it has successfully completed an assurance review of its implementation of the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks. MSCI engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to perform the review.

“MSCI has a long history of defining and adopting best practice with respect to its methodologies, policies and procedures for both equity and real estate indexes. As such, we support the aims of the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks and are pleased to be able to publish our reports detailing our observance of the principles. Engaging PwC to do an assurance review further shows our commitment to these aims,” said Baer Pettit, Managing Director and Global Head of MSCI’s index business.

The full report, including the PwC assurance review, is available at www.msci.com/products/indexes/regulation.html for MSCI equity indexes and will be available at www.ipd.com/about/ipd-guides-and-standards/index-regulation.html for select IPD real estate indexes and benchmarks.

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 indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and ESG data and research.

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indexes with over USD 9 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, indexes and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; 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.

1As of March 31, 2014, as reported on June 25, 2014, by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com.

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