MSCI Launches New Barra Europe Equity Model

  MSCI Launches New Barra Europe Equity Model

 Latest Model Includes New Daily Forecast Horizon Model, Expands Coverage to
                         Additional Frontier Markets

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LONDON -- April 29, 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, today announced the launch of the next-generation Barra
Europe Equity Model (EUE4). This new and enhanced model is designed
specifically for portfolio managers investing within the European equity
markets. It offers an enhanced style factor structure for more detailed
forecasts and a new perspective on risk and return.

EUE4 introduces a new class of Europe equity models with the Daily Forecast
Horizon, designed to support portfolio managers constructing and analyzing
portfolios with short investment horizons. The detailed level of granularity
and increased responsiveness supports more frequent trading or portfolio
rebalancing and helps to capture short-term market dislocations.

The new model covers 34 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, including
full coverage of the MSCI Europe Index and the MSCI Frontier Markets Central &
Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States Index. Additionally, it
covers more than 17,000 assets of which over 2,500 are frontier market
securities.

“EUE4 leverages MSCI’s experience in building regional equity multi-factor
models and indices, and helps portfolio and risk managers identify common
sources of risk and return across a broad set of European securities,” said
Peter Zangari, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio Management Analytics at
MSCI. “Rapidly changing market conditions call for intuitive, dynamic, and
stable models, and MSCI is committed to empowering our clients with a
comprehensive risk monitoring and portfolio construction framework.”

Learn more about the Barra Europe Equity Model.

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

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