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MSCI's CEO Presents At Morgan Stanley Services Summit (Transcript)


Morgan Stanley Services Summit

May 8, 2012 8:10 a.m. ET


Henry Fernandez - Chairman & CEO

David Obstler – CFO

Edings Thibault - IR


Suzi Stein - Morgan Stanley


Suzi Stein - Morgan Stanley

So first up this morning we have the management from MSCI. For those on the webcast, I'm Suzi Stein, head of Business Services at Morgan Stanley Research. I am joined by my colleague, Toni Kaplan.

As many of you know, MSCI used to be part of Morgan Stanley but was completely divested in 2009. We have Henry Fernandez, Chairman, CEO and President who has been at the helm of MSCI since 1998. We also have David Obstler, the Chief Financial Officer, who joined MSCI when it acquired RiskMetrics in 2010. We also have Edings Thibault right here in the front row, Head of Investor Relations. Thanks so much for being here today.

Why don't you start by just giving a very brief overview of the company, and then we will dive into the Q&A.

Henry Fernandez

Can you hear me now? Okay. MSCI is an investment decision support company, and we have been with that objective since the inception of the firm. And a lot of people ask us, are you an index company or data company or analytics, or technology, and we say all of the above. But more importantly, what we try to do is really address the fundamental investment problems that the clients around the world have with some kind of model that derives data and then gets coupled with technology to be able to deliver that solution to those clients. So I would rather leave it at that so that we can spend more time on the Q&A. And by the way, I’d like this forum a lot better than go through slide after slide of the same old thing.

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