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MSCI indexing offers a modern, seamless and fully integrated approach to measuring the full equity opportunity set, with no gaps or overlaps. The Modern Index Strategy enables the construction and monitoring of portfolios in a cohesive and complete manner, avoiding benchmark misfit and uncompensated risks. At the core is MSCI's index methodology, which provides consistent treatment across all markets and ensures best practices in investability, replicability and cost efficiency.

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Our business is based on helping our clients succeed

We have remained a market leader by expanding and enhancing our index offering to reflect the evolving and complex needs of the institutional investment community – with groundbreaking new products, innovative research, high quality data and dedicated client support.

MSCI has been at the forefront of index construction and maintenance for more than 40 years, launching its first global equity indexes in 1969. Today we are more focused than ever on our clients' business needs and on delivering the quality and innovation they need to navigate increasingly complex markets.


The index matters

Using an index in the investment process that accurately and consistently measures the full opportunity set is key to fully understanding and capturing all the unique drivers of risk and return.


1 As of June 2015, as reported on September 30, 2015 by eVestment, Morningstar and Bloomberg.
2 Based on P&I AUM data as of December 2014 and MSCI clients as of September 2015.
3 As of December 31, 2015. Calculated by aggregating the number of shares of all exchange traded funds tracking an MSCI index, as identified by separate Bloomberg tickers. Only primary listings, and not cross-listings are counted.
4 As of June 2015, according to Intersec LLC.

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MSCI is the #1 choice for the world’s largest investors seeking global equity benchmarks. MSCI’s clients include 97 of the top 100 largest money managers. Based on P&I AUM data as of December 2014 and MSCI data as of September 2015.

The Index Matters

MSCI indexes are at the heart of the global investment process. Read more about how we focus on helping you succeed.

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