UBS Licenses 27 MSCI Indices for New Series of ETFs

  UBS Licenses 27 MSCI Indices for New Series of ETFs

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LONDON -- January 8, 2014

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools
worldwide, announced today that  UBS Global Asset Management (UBS) has
licensed 27 MSCI Hedged Indices for a new series of ETFs launched today.

Thomas Merz, Head of UBS ETF Europe, commented, “By basing our physically
replicated ETFs on a range of MSCI Hedged Indices, we are able to offer our
clients a way to reduce currency risk and optimize portfolio returns in a
transparent and cost-efficient way.”

“We are very pleased to license our indices to UBS for the launch of this new
series of currency hedged ETFs,” said Deborah Yang, Managing Director and Head
of the MSCI Index Business in EMEA and India. “UBS’s decision to use nearly 30
MSCI indices as the basis for these new ETFs reflects not only the wide range
of indices we offer, but also MSCI’s position as the index of choice for the
ETF market.”

In a 2013 report, Greenwich Associates named MSCI the “benchmark of choice”
for international equity ETFs.^1

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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;^2 Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and
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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.

^2As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and
Bloomberg

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^1 Greenwich Report “Institutional Investors’ Relationship with ETFs Deepens”,
May 2013, Greenwich Associates

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