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Risk management 

The goal of investment risk management is to maximize a portfolio’s expected return for a given amount of risk through careful asset allocation. To achieve this goal, investors need a robust feedback loop connecting all parts of the investment management process.

MSCI’s powerful multi-asset class risk and performance analytics and technology support our clients from asset allocation through implementation and reporting. We enable front- and middle-offices to have a common language in identifying and communicating the sources of market, credit, liquidity and counterparty risk. Ex post performance measurement provides a basis for understanding whether the sources of risk are aligned with the drivers of return. Throughout the process, clients can benefit from a single data load and reconciliation process for both risk and performance attribution analysis.


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MSCI Liquidity Risk Monitor Special Report - Week of March 30

MSCI Liquidity Risk Monitor Special Report - Week of March 30

With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, we are observing severe spikes in liquidity parameters. In order to keep you informed, we have created the MSCI Liquidity Risk Monitor Special Report, a weekly interim report, demonstrating the behavior of several liquidity risk indicators during the global COVID-19 crisis.

Agency fixed rate prepayment model

Agency fixed rate prepayment model

Manage the risk of complex mortgage instruments more effectively with MSCI’s integrated fixed income risk analytics.

Using MSCI HedgePlatform for holdings-based risk management

Using MSCI HedgePlatform for holdings-based risk management

In this case study, we show how SWIB employs the MSCI transparency service called HedgePlatform.