MSCI 明晟 Named Best Index Provider in Two Categories at AsianInvestor Service Provider Awards

  MSCI 明晟 Named Best Index Provider in Two Categories at AsianInvestor
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HONG KONG -- November 07, 2012

MSCI 明晟 Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded “Best
Provider of Benchmark Indices” and “Best Index Provider, Local Markets” by
AsianInvestor magazine.

“This is the fourth consecutive year that we have won an AsianInvestor Award
for our indices. I am delighted that MSCI has been named the ‘Best Provider of
Benchmark Indices’ and particularly excited about winning the ‘Best Index
Provider, Local Markets’ award,” said Christopher Ryan, Managing Director and
Head of Asia Pacific at MSCI 明晟. “These awards not only reflect our position
as the leading global index provider in the region but also our commitment to
cater to the local needs of our clients. As demonstrated by some of our recent
index launches such as the MSCI Risk Premia Indices and the MSCI Economic
Exposure data modules, as well as the recent success of the MSCI China A
Index, MSCI continues to strengthen its position as a provider of local
indices with strong global relevance.”

The AsianInvestor Service Provider Awards have been recognizing leaders in the
financial markets in Asia since 2008. Awards are made on the basis of a
written submission and an in-depth interview with each service provider, and
are ultimately decided by the editorial team at AsianInvestor.

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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
approximately USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a
worldwide basis^1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and
performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk
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 June 30, 2011, based on eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg data.

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

Contact:

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MSCI, New York
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Abernathy MacGregor, New York
+ 1.212.371.5999
or
MSCI Global Client Service:
Asia Pacific Client Service
+ 852.2844.9333
or
EMEA Client Service
+ 44.20.7618.2222
or
Americas Client Service
1.888.588.4567 (toll free)/+ 1.212.804.3901