MSCI to Consult on a Proposal to Construct Indices Reflecting Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Investment Guidelines

  MSCI to Consult on a Proposal to Construct Indices Reflecting Hong Kong
  Mandatory Provident Fund Investment Guidelines

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HONG KONG -- March 25, 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that it will consult with the Hong Kong
investment community on a proposal to construct a series of equity indices
designed to reflect the investment restrictions, guidelines and regulations
specific to the local Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF).

“We believe that the development of an MSCI series of indices reflecting the
MPF investment guidelines will bring more choice to the market,” said Theodore
Niggli, Head of the MSCI Index Business in Asia Pacific. “It will also enable
more rigorous performance benchmarking, and offer MPF scheme providers and
managers a broader and more diverse set of benchmark options for index
tracking and actively managed funds, at a time when they are re-thinking their
current offering.”

MSCI welcomes feedback from the investment community. Please note that this
consultation may or may not lead to the creation of the MSCI MPF Indices. For
more information, or to participate in the consultation, please contact MSCI
Asia Pacific Client Service.

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 September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on
January 31, 2013

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