For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios.  Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. 

MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

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Products and services

Key analytics products include:
Barra Aegis

An advanced risk-adjusted equity portfolio construction tool, powered by Barra risk models

Barra Portfolio Manager
Designed to help fund managers and their teams build better portfolios, regardless of investment process

Barra Optimizer
An open software library that enables integration of the Barra optimization engine in investment platforms

Barra Models
Designed to help Barra products forecast risk for equity, fixed income, cash and derivative instruments, at both the asset and portfolio level

A scalable framework, utilizing pricing models, analytics, and market-observable and derived risk factors for enterprise-wide risk management

A single platform for multi-asset class investment risk management and performance attribution

Helps institutional investors better manage their hedge fund investments using analytics calculated on the position-level holdings of each fund

Provides a more complete picture of credit risk through the use of sophisticated risk and economic capital management techniques and tools

A highly configurable system incorporating robust analytics, market-consistent inputs, back-tested models and transparent methodologies for investment planning

Advanced performance management platform for the investment consultant community, providing client reporting to over 4.000 retirement plans

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