NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that it is significantly expanding its presence in Latin America with the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile and the upcoming launch of a new index designed to capture the investment opportunities in the Latin America Pacific Alliance countries of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
The firm also announced today that it has been chosen by the Santiago Stock Exchange to produce a study on the feasibility of creating an ESG index for the Chilean Stock Market.
“The decision to open an office in Chile and to expand our presence in Latin America has been driven by the growing sophistication of the local investment community as they continue to embrace indexes as integral tools within the investment process,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of MSCI.
The new office will support the Andean region and is the third in Latin America, alongside offices in Mexico and Brazil, expanding MSCI’s presence to 24 countries globally.
The new office is located at:
Isidora Goyenechea 3000, piso 24
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel: + 56.2.2364.4243
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.
The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with approximately USD 7.5 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS corporate governance research, data and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
1As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg
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