NEPC Selects MSCI’s BarraOne and HedgePlatform for Risk Management and Reporting

  NEPC Selects MSCI’s BarraOne and HedgePlatform for Risk Management and
  Reporting

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NEW YORK -- May 1, 2014

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools
worldwide, announced today that NEPC, LLC, one of the world’s largest
independent investment consultants servicing more than 300 clients with over
USD 700 billion in total assets under advisement, has selected BarraOne and
HedgePlatform for multi-asset class risk management, research and reporting.
NEPC currently uses the MSCI InvestorForce Report platform for performance
reporting.

“BarraOne will enhance the ability of NEPC to manage total plan risk for its
clients and to engage in deeper manager research and monitoring, while
HedgePlatform will enhance NEPC’s ability to perform robust due diligence,
monitoring, and risk management of hedge funds invested in its clients’
portfolios,” said Roveen Bhansali, Managing Director and Head of Risk
Management Analytics for MSCI.

“We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive risk management
for their complex portfolios. This broader relationship with MSCI will provide
NEPC with leading risk tools for both total plan risk and hedge fund risk. We
are particularly excited about the plans to integrate the InvestorForce
Reporting platform with BarraOne,” noted Dan Kelly, Chief Operating Officer of
NEPC.

“InvestorForce is developing a seamless integration with BarraOne risk
platform to allow our consultant clients to deliver leading-edge risk and
performance reporting via the InvestorForce Report platform,” added Jim
Morrissey, Managing Director and Head of InvestorForce for MSCI. “The
integration will result in a broad range of risk solutions meeting the diverse
needs of our consultant clients,” said Morrissey.

In January 2013, InvestorForce was acquired by MSCI. The InvestorForce
platform is used by institutional investment consultants to report on over USD
3 trillion of assets for over 4,500 institutional plans.

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MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
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funds. MSCI products and services include indexes, portfolio risk and
performance analytics, and ESG data and research.

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indexes with
approximately USD 8 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, indexes and analytics; MSCI ESG
(environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and
ratings; 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, 2013, as reported on January 31, 2014, by eVestment,
Lipper and Bloomberg

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