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MSCI Foreign Exchange Implied Volatility Factor Model

The MSCI Foreign Exchange Implied Volatility (FX Vol) Factor Model is the latest addition to the MSCI Multi-Asset Class (MAC) Factor Model. As with other factor model blocks in the MSCI MAC model, the MSCI FX Vol model is built on top of the more granular RiskMetrics’ foreign exchange (FX) option data, specifically FX volatility surface time series. As with the MSCI MAC model writ large, the purpose of the MSCI FX Vol model is to filter market data to its fundamental drivers of risk and return.