COO David Brierwood to Retire From MSCI

  COO David Brierwood to Retire From MSCI

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 18, 2013

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, David
Brierwood, will retire from MSCI in February 2014.

“We thank David for his valuable service to MSCI. When he joined the company
as Chief Operating Officer in 2006, MSCI was a part of Morgan Stanley with a
run rate of $300 million. His leadership helped us to become a standalone
public company with a run rate of more than $1 billion. Among his many
accomplishments, he helped to deepen MSCI’s global footprint and played a key
role in the acquisitions and subsequent integrations of RiskMetrics in 2010
and IPD in 2012,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO. “We wish him all the
best as he enters this new phase of his life.”

Mr. Brierwood informed the company of his decision to retire at the end of
last week and has agreed to stay on through February 14, 2014 to aid with the
transition of his responsibilities.

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. MSCI#IR

^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.com

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