Put MSCI in Your Toolbox

I was recently asked to write questions for a panel discussion on "Emerging Trends in the Asset Management Industry." Included in the list were questions on an increased interest in global investing, growth of passive investment products such as ETFs, importance of risk management tools in the wake of the financial crisis, and a more active role in understanding corporate governance by the buy side.

Spinouts from large organizations often offer growing and innovative divisions more oxygen to flourish outside of the confines of large and complex institutions. Supporting that position is MSCI (MSCI). Started in the 1960s within Morgan Stanley (MS), MSCI was a pioneer in developing global indices. It was fully spun out from its parent company in 2008. Coincidentally, a risk management business formed within JPMorgan (JPM), Riskmetrics, also split from its parent in 2008. These two organizations merged their businesses in 2010 and now hold a portfolio of asset management tools that are at the center of a variety of secular trends within the industry....533 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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