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MSCI's CEO Discusses F4Q11 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

MSCI Inc. (MSCI)

F4Q11 Earnings Call

February 2, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Edings Thibault – Head of Investor Relations

Henry A. Fernandez – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

David M. Obstler – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

George Mihalos – Credit Suisse

Robert Riggs – William Blair & Company, LLC

David Togut – Evercore Partners

David Scharf – JMP Securities

William Warmington – Raymond James

Suzanne Stein – Morgan Stanley

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the MSCI Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all lines are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, today’s conference is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host today, Edings Thibault, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Edings Thibault

Thank you, Shawn. Good morning, and thank you for joining our fiscal year and fourth quarter 2011 earnings call. Please note that earlier this morning, we issued a press release describing our results for the fiscal year and fourth quarter 2011. A copy of that release can be viewed on our website at msci.com under the Investor Relations tab. This presentation may contain forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date in which they are made, which reflects management’s current estimates, projections, expectations or beliefs and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially.

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