Infobox Company
name = MSCI Barra
type = Public: nyse|MXB
foundation = 1970
location_city = flagicon|USA New York City
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location =
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key_people = Henry A. Fernandez, CEO,
Michael K. Neborak, CFO,
David C. Brierwood, COO
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services = stock market indices
portfolio analytics
revenue = $370 million (2007)cite web
title=2007 Annual Report
operating_income = $129 million (2007)
net_income = $81 million (2007)
num_employees = 700 (2007)
parent = Morgan Stanley
divisions = MSCI
subsid =
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homepage = []
dissolved =
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MSCI Inc. (nyse|MXB), trading as MSCI Barra, is a provider of equity, fixed income, and hedge fund indices, and equity portfolio analysis tools. In 2004 Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) acquired Barra, Inc., to form MSCI Barra. The company is headquartered in New York City, with operations in Geneva, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo, Dubai, Sydney, Frankfurt, Milan, Berkeley and San Francisco.

Morgan Stanley is the majority shareholder of MSCI Barra, and The Capital Group Companies is a minority shareholder.

The MSCI international and global equity indices have been calculated since 1970. The company's most known indices include MSCI World and MSCI EAFE. MSCI indices are widely used as the benchmark indices by which the performance of international equity portfolios are measured. They are also used as the basis of passive investment products like index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Morgan Stanley sponsored the first iShares ETFs, known at launch as WEBS, which are designed to track various MSCI indices.cite book
last = Gastineau
first = Gary
authorlink =
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title = The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual
publisher = John Wiley and Sons
date = 2002
location =
pages = 35
url =
accessdate= 2008-04-24
doi =
id =
isbn = 0471220922

In mid-2007, parent company Morgan Stanley announced plans to divest from, and potentially spin-off, MSCI. [ [ "Morgan to take MSCI public"—Investment News] ] This was followed by an initial public offering of a minority of stock in November 2007. [cite web
publisher=MSCI, Inc.


External links

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* – investor relations

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