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MSCI's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

MSCI (MSCI)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 02, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Edings Thibault -

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

David M. Obstler - Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Suzanne E. Stein - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Georgios Mihalos - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

William A. Warmington - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Jennifer Huang - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Robert Riggs - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Rayna Kumar - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the MSCI First Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. And now, I'll turn the conference over to Edings Thibault, Head of Investor Relations. Please begin.

Edings Thibault

Thank you, Tyrone. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us on our first quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Please note that earlier this morning, we issued a press release describing our results for the first quarter of 2012. A copy of that release may be viewed on our website at msci.com under the Investor Relations tab. You will also find on our website a slide presentation that we have prepared for this call. It's the first time that we have prepared slides for earnings call, so I hope you appreciate the additional clarity we think this will provide. We certainly welcome your feedback.

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 on which they are made, which reflect management's current estimates, projections, expectations or beliefs and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties that may affect MSCI's future results, please see the description of risk factors and forward-looking statements in our Form 10-K for our fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.

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