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MSCI Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

MSCI (MSCI)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 02, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Edings Thibault

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

David M. Obstler - Executive Officer

Robert Qutub - Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Georgios Mihalos - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Jennifer Huang - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Suzanne E. Stein - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

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

David Togut - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Edward Ditmire - Macquarie Research

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the MSCI Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today's conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Edings Thibault, Head of Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Edings Thibault

Thank you, Mary. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining our second quarter 2012 earnings call. We are also joined today by Bob Qutub, who will become our Chief Financial Officer after we file our 10-Q. Please note that earlier this morning, we issued a press release describing our results for the second quarter 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.

This call 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, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual effects to differ materially -- actual results to differ materially.

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