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  1. BLOG

    The Crisis of Affordability in Real Estate 

    Jun 8, 2016 Linda-Eling Lee

    ESG Research

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    Two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050, up from 54% in 2014, according to the United Nations. Yet, as of the end of 2015, we found that housing for people in the middle of the income pyramid is unaffordable for most cities and countries that we studied.

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    The irresistible rise of REITS 

    May 31, 2016 Sebastien Lieblich

    Global Investing

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    Last fall, MSCI announced the upgrade of real estate to a stand-alone sector in GICS®, the global industry classification standard jointly developed by MSCI and Standard & Poor’s, carved out from the financials sector.

  3. BLOG


    May 17, 2016 Remy Briand

    Global Investing

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    Investors who aim to understand what drives returns over the long run might look to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

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    Analyzing Credit Strategies from a Risk and Return Perspective 

    May 3, 2016 Andy Sparks

    Integrated Risk Management

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    Understanding the performance of credit portfolios is essential in explaining a strategy’s merits to clients and prospects.

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    Our first-quarter review of global stress points 

    Apr 27, 2016 Remy Briand

    Risk Management

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    Market movements in the first three months of the year reflected wide gyrations in investors’ assumptions about macroeconomic conditions and asset pricing.

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    Currency Hedging: Adapting to Volatility 

    Apr 26, 2016 Zhen Wei

    Global Investing

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    In the past, institutional investors largely ignored currency hedging in their international equity portfolios.

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    Looking more closely at intra-corporate pay gaps 

    Apr 25, 2016 Laura Nishikawa

    ESG Research

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    Companies that paid top executives far more than they paid their rank-and-file workers tended to be less profitable over time than those that had narrow gaps between worker and executive pay, research by MSCI ESG Research suggests.

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    Review of returns across asset classes – first quarter 2016 

    Apr 20, 2016

    Risk Management

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    On a quarterly basis, MSCI reviews the principal asset classes in the preceding three months through the prism of MSCI’s factor models, which are used by investors to manage risk and construct portfolios.

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    Using Systematic Equity Strategies 

    Apr 18, 2016 Dimitris Melas

    Factor Investing

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    Top-down managers assess the economic outlook and translate macro views into country and industry portfolio positions. In contrast, bottom-up managers select securities based on a set of common criteria, for example valuations, profitability, growth, quality, yield, as well as company-specific attributes.

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    Thinking broadly about emerging markets 

    Apr 18, 2016 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Emerging Markets

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    Emerging-market equities revived in the first quarter after a rather dismal performance over the past five years. The pickup has left investors to wonder whether the gains might continue and to think anew about how to approach the segment.

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