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

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

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 12, 2013

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 historical  economic 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 new MSCI
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 basis^1;
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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