MSCI continues to gain recognition as “best index provider”
We are recognized as an industry leader by some of the most influential publications and organizations globally. Recent awards include both “Index Provider of the Year for 2016” by Pensions Age and “Best Global Index Provider” by Hedgeweek.
For the second year in a row, MSCI was awarded “Index Provider of the Year” from Pensions Age Magazine which is a tribute to our industry leadership. The award mirrors an accolade the publication bestowed on MSCI last year, when Pensions Age praised MSCI for our “unrivalled understanding” of the pension fund industry and recognized MSCI as the index provider “that has led the way in displaying innovation in their product design and an understanding of what the UK pensions market really needs.”
Over the past year, MSCI has won or has been shortlisted for more than 10 index awards. In addition to the award from Pensions Age, we have received another three in recent months:
- Best Global Index Provider by Hedgeweek, a provider of news and information for the global alternatives investment industry. The award was voted on by the publication’s readers, who include investors, managers, custodians, consultants and other financial professionals
- Best Proprietary Index Provider by Structured Retail Products, a UK-based website covering the global structured products industry
- Index Provider of the Year by Risk Magazine
“We are honored to be recognized for leadership by top media outlets tracking the global investment industry,” said Diana Tidd, Head of Index for MSCI. “The awards highlight the value that investors place on our indexes and underscore how our quality, innovation and exceptional client service helps clients in many areas of the investment process.”
Innovator for second consecutive year
The latest award from Pensions Age follows an award the publication presented to MSCI last year for launching the industry’s first multi-factor indexes. The latest accolade was awarded to MSCI on Feb. 23 at a gala held at London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square and honors providers “that have proved themselves worthy of recognition in these increasingly challenging times.”
A year earlier, the publication commended MSCI’s efforts in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) arena with the MSCI low carbon indexes, which the editors at Pensions Age lauded as “the first in the industry to address carbon emissions and fossil fuel reserves, providing clients with an efficient tool for cutting the exposure to carbon risk from their portfolios.”
PensionsAge also praised MSCI for its “overarching dedication to the quality and reliability of its data” including “close to zero tracking error rates” over the prior 12 months, and high rates of accuracy over the preceding five years.
“Investors around the world use our indexes to create products, measure returns, and as the basis for ETFs,” Tidd added. “It’s gratifying to be acknowledged for the reliability and quality that MSCI represents.”
The Hedgeweek award recognizes excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers. The awards were presented on Feb. 26 in London and reflect achievement based on a shortlist produced by Preqin, a provider of data and intelligence to the alternative asset industry.