MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools, announced that RiskMetrics RiskManager and BarraOne have been named ‘Best in Class’ in the CEB Tower Group 2013 Portfolio Modeling & Risk Analytics Technology Analysis report. RiskManager received Best in Class for Risk Management and Enterprise Support. BarraOne was recognized as Best in Class in Portfolio Management, Enterprise Support and Operations Support. “As institutional investors work to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, risk management will become all the more crucial to sustainability,” said Roveen Bhansali, Managing Director and Head of Risk Management Analytics for MSCI. “MSCI is at the front lines with products like RiskManager and BarraOne that were pioneers of many of today’s risk management practices. These continue to be critical tools as the industry evolves as institutions’ desire to implement more comprehensive risk management processes increases. This recognition from CEB Tower Group is an acknowledgement from the industry of the continued relevance of our risk product suite and the commitment we have to evolve with our clients’ needs.” The CEB TowerGroup study combined qualitative and quantitative data from interviews with industry experts, financial institutions and providers, identified key factors contributing to technology investment decisions and compared relevant vendor products. “As financial service executives evaluate their current and new risk and portfolio management tools, there are many complex factors for consideration,” said Dushyant Shahrawat, Senior Research Director – Capital Markets, CEB Tower Group. “CEB TowerGroup is uniquely positioned to evaluate the broad range of risk and portfolio management tools and help organizations navigate the selection process.” CEB Tower Group is the world’s leading member-based advisory company with than 16,000 senior leaders from more than 6,000 organizations across 60 countries. About MSCI MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.