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MSCI launches High Yield Fixed Income Climate Paris Aligned Indexes

MSCI is pleased to announce the launch of High Yield Fixed Income Climate Paris Aligned Indexes to help investors implement net-zero strategies in their portfolios. The indexes are designed to minimize the exposure to the physical and transition risks of climate change and increase target exposure to sustainable investment opportunities.

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Labeled Bonds Quarterly Market Overview Q2 2023

Aug 31, 2023

We assess the latest trends in labeled bonds, from the overall market to specific bond and issuer characteristics, to identify key developments in the rapidly growing and increasingly diverse labeled-bond market. 

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Labeled Bonds: Quarterly Market Overview Q1 2023

Jul 14, 2023

We assess the latest issuance trends and the overall market by multiple bond and issuer characteristics to identify key developments in the rapidly growing and increasingly diverse labeled-bond market. 


Markets in Focus: Looking Beyond the Rate Hikes

Jul 4, 2023 Waman Virgaonkar, Hitendra D Varsani, Juan Sampieri

Investors face “sticky” inflation, equity-market concentration and expectations that U.S. interest rates may be higher for longer. We examine recent global-markets trends to help as asset allocators and portfolio managers determine their next move. 

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Quality Time

Jun 28, 2023

The past decade's market turbulence, rising inflation and fluctuating rates, has emphasized the importance of high-quality firms. This update to earlier research examines the quality factor’s role in navigating an ever-changing landscape. 


Exploring Factor Investing in Emerging Markets

Jun 27, 2023 Anil Rao

Following up on a recent MSCI survey that revealed uncertainty among investors about the comparative risk-and-return benefits of EM and DM factor investing, we simulated the performance of six common EM factor indexes over the last two decades.  

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Equity Factors: Investor Views and Research Insights

Jun 16, 2023

A survey of institutional investors and wealth managers offers insight on the thinking about equity factors, their role in asset allocation and how traditional factor strategies should evolve to serve an increasingly complex investment landscape.  

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MSCI Agency MBS Model Version 2.1: Single-Family Social Index

Jun 1, 2023

Style Bets, Not Stock Picks, Drove Returns in 2022

May 25, 2023 Abhishek Gupta, Naoya Nishimura

In 2022, unlike in the prior two years, stock selection took a backseat to style factors and industry bets as performance drivers. Top-performing funds gained from all three exposures, while bottom-performing funds lost on all counts.

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