What is Developer Community?

What is Developer Community?

Asset managers and other institutional investors are increasingly leveraging advances in data science to speed the development of insights, design products and serve clients. They are harnessing application programming interfaces (APIs) to map out strategies, improve offerings, and grow and scale businesses.

Developer Community is a searchable directory of MSCI’s APIs. It’s designed to power better investing by putting our APIs into the hands of developers, data scientists and quantitative managers quickly to help speed their work, serve clients better, and go to market sooner.

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Why Use Developer Community?

  • Search, explore, learn and try APIs from MSCI to support a range of applications and use cases for index, fixed income, ESG and climate, and real estate investing
  • Create your own investment applications or use API orchestration to integrate front- and back-office applications into a single offering
  • Access REST- based APIs for MSCI’s risk-factor models and analytics for portfolio construction
  • Leverage downloadable code snippets to speed set-up, improve collaboration, jump-start projects and build

In addition to code and use cases, community members will find documentation and answers to questions, together with the latest insights into our APIs, analytical tools and services.

Developer Community Offering:

Developer Community offers a cohesive, intuitive platform for accessing MSCI’s APIs. It enables you to leverage MSCI APIs for MSCI’s research, data, content and analytics capabilities via a platform that supports scalable, low-cost development, easy customization and continuous innovation.

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Factor CrowdingSecurity Crowding
Factor AnalyticsSingle Security Analyzer
Risk Analysis (SOAP)BarraOne Developer’s Toolkit (BDT)
BarraOne Developer’s Toolkit Interactive (BDTi) (SOAP) – 
Security MasterFX Rates
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API Use Cases


The ESG Data API provides a way for a client to retrieve current day and historical ESG data for all issuers and data points that the requesting user is entitled to receive.

Use Case: Sustainable Investing for a Better Future

To equip you with the tools to identify the various approaches and assess how each of their characteristics fit in with your specific needs, we’ve laid out the key elements that make sustainable investment strategies unique.

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Real Estate Performance & Risk Data API

Single interface to MSCI’s results data on performance and risk measurement of real estate indexes, private portfolios, and benchmarks.

Use Case: Commercial Real Estate Insights

You can use our APIs to build your own applications, which can get real estate information, deep analysis, solid and up-to-date calculations on various cities, zip codes, and neighborhoods in our database across the globe.

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