50 New MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices Now Available

  50 New MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices Now Available

         New Indices Provide Broader and More Diverse Market Coverage

Business Wire

HONG KONG -- September 30, 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, has announced the launch of the MSCI Hong Kong Mandatory
Provident Fund (MPF) Indices, which reflect the current investment
restrictions imposed on MPF funds by the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund
Schemes Authority (MPFA)^1, including the minimum 30% Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
exposure requirement.

“Since their inception in 2000, the Hong Kong MPF schemes have grown in size
and complexity, so it is not surprising that many participating firms are keen
to see more innovation in the provision of relevant MPF indices,” said
Theodore Niggli, Managing Director and Head of the MSCI Index Business in Asia
Pacific. “In addition to providing an extensive family of MPF indices, we are
also introducing a novel index construction methodology that eliminates the
need for expensive foreign exchange hedging to comply with the 30% minimum HKD
exposure. We believe that the MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices will be adopted not
only for benchmarking purposes, but will also help in the creation of lower
cost fund structures.”

There are 50 MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices in total, providing greater global and
regional index coverage than currently available in the market today,
including MPF indices for the MSCI ACWI, MSCI World and MSCI Emerging Markets
Indices. For investors and managers looking to extend their investment
universe, the MSCI MPF Domestic Investable Market Indices, covering Hong Kong,
China and ACWI, include large, mid and small caps.

Three types of indices are available: the MSCI MPF Domestic Indices, the MSCI
MPF Hedged Indices and the MSCI MPF Unhedged Indices – each differs in terms
of how the MPFA currency exposure requirement is addressed. For example the
MSCI MPF Domestic Indices apply a 30% floor with a buffer to the weight of the
HKD denominated component, eliminating the need for currency hedging and
therefore potentially reducing costs.

The MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices may be licensed for use as benchmarks or as the
basis for financial products such as exchange traded funds and structured
products.

^1 The MSCI Hong Kong MPF Indices are independently created and maintained by
MSCI without input from or involvement or endorsement by the Hong Kong
Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.

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 7.5 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 corporate governance research, data 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 March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and
Bloomberg

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

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
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE
INFORMATION (OR THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY THE USE THEREOF), AND TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH INFORMATION PROVIDER
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ORIGINALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT,
COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH
RESPECT TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION.

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:
Kristin Meza, MSCI, New York
+1-212-804-5330
Jo Morgan, MSCI, London
+ 44.20.7618.2224
Sally Todd | Christian Pickel, MHP Communications, London
+ 44.20.3128.8515
MSCI Global Client Service:
Asia Pacific Client Service
+ 852.2844.9333
Americas Client Service
1-888-588-4567 (toll free)/ +1-212-804-3901
EMEA Client Service
+ 44.20.7618.2222