MSCI Named Top Risk Technology Firm in 2016 RiskTech100®

Top Spot for Capital Markets-Buy Side for Second Year Running

NEW YORK--()--MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of portfolio construction and risk management tools for global investors, announced it has been named a top 5 risk management technology firm in the 2015 RiskTech100®, the most comprehensive study of the world’s most significant risk and compliance technology companies by Chartis. MSCI was also named the top firm in the Capital Markets – Buy-Side category.

“MSCI’s strength lies in their unique ability to address the biggest concerns in the market today covering all aspects of risk and performance vital to any investment firm or bank.”

“Over the last twelve months, “agile risk management” has emerged as a central theme for many of the companies we’ve spoken to, with leading financial and non-financial firms looking to increase flexibility and reduce ‘time to compliance’. The ongoing need to operate under ever tighter budgets is an additional incentive for simplification and automation,” said, Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis. “MSCI’s strength lies in their unique ability to address the biggest concerns in the market today covering all aspects of risk and performance vital to any investment firm or bank.”

RiskTech100 is globally acknowledged as the most comprehensive study in the risk management industry. Companies are ranked according to their functionality, core technology, organizational strength, customer satisfaction, market presence and innovation. This is the second year running that MSCI has been placed among the top 5 risk technology providers in the industry and lead in the Capital Markets-Buy Side category, which have traditionally been leaders in risk technology investment. MSCI’s recent acquisition of Insignis was noted in the report as a significant M&A deal as the industry focuses on streamlining data and automation.

Peter Zangari, Managing Director and Global Head of Analytics at MSCI, said, “Clients around the world seek answers to challenges they face in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. We are committed and focused on helping clients define and implement their workflows – from data aggregation to the delivery of accurate, high quality analytics and this is recognition from our peers of the success of that continued effort.”

The RiskTech100 report is available for free download at www.risktech-forum.com.

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