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MSCI BlogUsing factors in international investing
Over the last decade, asset owners have implemented factor investment programs with a focus on domestic markets. Increasingly, they are also funding equity factor programs in international markets. Two catalysts are driving this trend. First, there has been a steady erosion in asset owners’ home biases, leading to more passive and active international mandates. Second, investment committees and boards of trustees have become more comfortable with using factors as a complement to core passive and traditional active allocations.
NewsletterESG Update - December 2011
Online Version | Contact Us ESG UpdateFrom MSCI | December 2011» Change Preferences 2012 ESG Trends to WatchAs governments in major economies begin the process of unwinding the debt cycle of the last twenty years, budget cuts to social safety nets and regulatory agencies mean that consumers will bear a heavier burden of any negative social and environmental impacts arising from corporate mismanagement. Countries and companies alike face new risks...
NewsletterESG Update - September 2011
Online Version | Contact Us ESG UpdateFrom MSCI | September 2011» Change Preferences Client Announcements & UpdatesMSCI ESG ManagerMSCI has added MSCI ESG IVA ratings to the MSCI ESG Manager platform. The new and flexible MSCI ESG Manager platform now includes MSCI ESG IVA, Impact Monitor, and Business Involvement Screening Research, MSCI's full suite of ESG research, analysis and ratings products… Read moreMSCI ESG IVAIn September, MSCI ESG...
NewsletterESG Update - August 2011
Online Version | Contact Us ESG UpdateFrom MSCI | August 2011» Change Preferences Client Announcements & UpdatesMSCI ESG IVAIn August, MSCI ESG Research has published MSCI ESG IVA Industry Reports and Methodology Documentation* for the following industries:Apparel RetailAerospace & DefenseAir Freight & LogisticsBroadcasting & Cable TVHousehold & Personal ProductsMarine TransportRetail – Asia PacificMulti-utilities & Unregulated...
NewsletterESG Update - November 2011
Online Version | Contact Us ESG Update From MSCI | November 2011 » Change Preferences Announcements & Updates MSCI ESG IVA...
NewsletterESG Update - October 2011
Online Version | Contact Us ESG UpdateFrom MSCI | October 2011» Change Preferences Announcements & UpdatesMSCI ESG IVAIn October, MSCI ESG Research has published MSCI ESG IVA Industry Reports and Methodologies* for the following industries:BiotechnologyCommodity ChemicalsElectric Power – North AmericaGas UtilitiesIntegrated Oil and GasReal Estate Management and DevelopmentRestaurantsRetail - EuropeRetail – North AmericaTextiles, Apparel, and...
Research PaperFactors and corporate bonds: Single- and multi-factor approaches to corporate credit
Investors have increasingly turned to equity factors as building blocks for their stock portfolios as a way to measure performance, analyze risk exposures or seek enhanced returns. In recent years, some investors have sought to extend a factor framework to fixed income. But these efforts by and large have not been successful, as equity and fixed-income investors have not been speaking a common language. We simulated the performance of six fixed-income factors — value, low size, quality,...
Research PaperResearch Insight - "Factoring" in the Emerging Markets Premium - November 2014
Factor investing has become increasingly popular in developed markets. In this paper, we show that they have worked in emerging markets as well. All six MSCI Emerging Markets Factor Indexes outperformed the parent index over a 15-year plus period, based on simulations. Investors seeking premia in addition to broad EM beta can explore factor index investing via this index series. Active EM managers can also benefit from these tools. Traditionally, they have mainly harvested EM beta, along with...
Research PaperThe Future of Emerging Markets: 30 Years On from the Launch of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index
For the past 30 years, emerging markets have provided return enhancement and risk diversification opportunities for global equity investors. The ongoing liberalization of the domestic Chinese capital market has the potential to transform the characteristics of the equity segment and its role in global portfolios. Recently, emerging markets have experienced volatile performance, driven by changes in monetary policy, increasing political uncertainty and deteriorating conditions for...
Fact SheetMSCI World Select 5-Factor ESG Low Carbon Target Index (GBP) (NET)