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Mercer Extends Agreement with MSCI for InvestorForce Platform



  Mercer Extends Agreement with MSCI for InvestorForce Platform

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 15, 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today it has extended an agreement with Mercer to
provide advanced investment performance-measurement and reporting services
through its InvestorForce platform. The agreement extends to Mercer’s
operations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and also leverages
InvestorForce Collect, which enables asset managers to submit account-specific
data including returns, market values, cash flows and holdings detail directly
to the InvestorForce Report automated platform.

“We are excited to leverage our relationship with MSCI in the US to begin
working off a common platform for the management and delivery of our
investment information in the Asia Pacific region,” said Simon Eagleton, who
leads Mercer’s investment business in Australian and New Zealand.
“InvestorForce enables faster delivery of reports to our clients and the
common platform provides more consistent reporting across multiple regions.”

Jim Morrissey, CEO of InvestorForce, said, "We’re delighted to be extending
our relationship with Mercer. The InvestorForce platform is a natural fit for
a leading global consultancy like Mercer to streamline their reporting
processes with an eye to client service. With MSCI’s recent acquisition of
InvestorForce, we are now able to deliver additional capabilities to clients
like Mercer who are focused on driving efficiencies in the exchange of risk
and performance information.”

Globally, Mercer advises on more than USD$6.6 trillion of assets and has
USD$69.8 billion of funds under management.

InvestorForce was recently acquired by MSCI. The InvestorForce platform is
used by institutional investment consultants to report on over USD$3.5
trillion of assets for over 3,500 institutional plans.

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

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

This document and all of the information contained in it, including without
limitation all text, data, graphs, charts (collectively, the “Information”) is
the property of MSCI Inc. or its subsidiaries (collectively, “MSCI”), or
MSCI’s licensors, direct or indirect suppliers or any third party involved in
making or compiling any Information (collectively, with MSCI, the “Information
Providers”) and is provided for informational purposes only. The Information
may not be reproduced or redisseminated in whole or in part without prior
written permission from MSCI.

The Information may not be used to create derivative works or to verify or
correct other data or information. For example (but without limitation), the
Information may not be used to create indices, databases, risk models,
analytics, software, or in connection with the issuing, offering, sponsoring,
managing or marketing of any securities, portfolios, financial products or
other investment vehicles utilizing or based on, linked to, tracking or
otherwise derived from the Information or any other MSCI data, information,
products or services.

The user of the Information assumes the entire risk of any use it may make or
permit to be made of the Information. NONE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDERS MAKES
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Without limiting any of the foregoing and to the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law, in no event shall any Information Provider have any liability
regarding any of the Information for any direct, indirect, special, punitive,
consequential (including lost profits) or any other damages even if notified
of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not exclude or limit
any liability that may not by applicable law be excluded or limited, including
without limitation (as applicable), any liability for death or personal injury
to the extent that such injury results from the negligence or willful default
of itself, its servants, agents or sub-contractors.

Information containing any historical information, data or analysis should not
be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance, analysis,
forecast or prediction. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

None of the Information constitutes an offer to sell (or a solicitation of an
offer to buy), any security, financial product or other investment vehicle or
any trading strategy.

You cannot invest in an index. MSCI does not issue, sponsor, endorse, market,
offer, review or otherwise express any opinion regarding any investment or
financial product that may be based on or linked to the performance of any
MSCI index.

MSCI’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Institutional Shareholder Services,
Inc. (“ISS”) is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers
Act of 1940. Except with respect to any applicable products or services from
ISS (including applicable products or services from MSCI ESG Research, which
are provided by ISS), neither MSCI nor any of its products or services
recommends, endorses, approves or otherwise expresses any opinion regarding
any issuer, securities, financial products or instruments or trading
strategies and neither MSCI nor any of its products or services is intended to
constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from
making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

The MSCI ESG Indices use ratings and other data, analysis and information from
MSCI ESG Research. MSCI ESG Research is produced by ISS or its subsidiaries.
Issuers mentioned or included in any MSCI ESG Research materials may be a
client of MSCI, ISS, or another MSCI subsidiary, or the parent of, or
affiliated with, a client of MSCI, ISS, or another MSCI subsidiary, including
ISS Corporate Services, Inc., which provides tools and services to issuers.
MSCI ESG Research materials, including materials utilized in any MSCI ESG
Indices or other products, have not been submitted to, nor received approval
from, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or any other
regulatory body.

Any use of or access to products, services or information of MSCI requires a
license from MSCI. MSCI, Barra, RiskMetrics, IPD, ISS, FEA, InvestorForce, and
other MSCI brands and product names are the trademarks, service marks, or
registered trademarks of MSCI or its subsidiaries in the United States and
other 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.

Contact:

Media Enquiries:
MSCI, New York
Kristin Meza, + 1-212-804-5330
or
MSCI, London
Jo Morgan, + 44-20-7618-2224
or
MHP Communications, London
Sally Todd | Christian Pickel, + 44-20-3128-8515
or
MSCI Global Client Service:
EMEA Client Service, + 44-20-7618-2222
or
Americas Client Service, 1-888-588-4567 (toll free)/+ 1-212-804-3901
or
Asia Pacific Client Service, + 852-2844-9333
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