MSCI Inc provides equity, fixed income and hedge fund stock indexes as well as tools and analytics for institutional investors. It targets its range of products to asset owners, chief investment officers, active and passive investment managers and chief risk officers.
MSCI claims its indexes benchmark about $10 trillion in assets. More than 900 exchange traded funds (ETFs) are based on the MSCI indexes, and 94% of US pension fund assets invested in global equities are benchmarked to MSCI.
Examples of MSCI indexes are the MSCI World Index and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. MSCI offers categories of index comprising market capitalisation indexes, factor indexes, strategy indexes, thematic indexes, custom indexes, real estate indexes and environmental, social and governance indexes.