Jacques P. Perold Elected to MSCI Inc. Board of Directors

NEW YORK--()--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes and portfolio risk and performance analytics products, today announced that Jacques P. Perold has been elected to MSCI’s Board of Directors (“Board”). His appointment is effective March 6, 2017.

“I am pleased to welcome Jacques to our Board. He brings valuable leadership experience from a prominent global investment firm, as well as insight into a quickly evolving and complex global financial system. MSCI and its shareholders will greatly benefit from his experience and perspective.”

Mr. Perold, 58, was president of Fidelity Management & Research Company, the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds, until his retirement in 2014. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Perold was president of Geode Capital Management, LLC, a sub-advisor to Fidelity.

Henry Fernandez, MSCI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am pleased to welcome Jacques to our Board. He brings valuable leadership experience from a prominent global investment firm, as well as insight into a quickly evolving and complex global financial system. MSCI and its shareholders will greatly benefit from his experience and perspective.”

Mr. Perold is currently a director of Allstate Insurance Corp., a trustee of New York Life Insurance Company’s MainStay mutual funds, a director of World Music, Inc., a director of South Africa Partners and a trustee of Boston University.

About MSCI

For more than 45 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.

MSCI serves 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

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