MSCI, Inc.

MSCI, Inc.

MSCI, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10007

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

3,112

Industries

Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 7,500 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. We offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics, IPD and ISS. Located in 22 countries around the world, and, with over 2,700 employees, MSCI is dedicated to supporting the increasingly complex needs of the investment community with groundbreaking new products, high quality data, superior distribution and dedicated client support. Since the MSCI indices were launched over 40 years ago, the company has grown both organically and through acquisition to become one of the world’s leading players in the provision of products and services to institutional investors.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Director, Index Department

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer & Head-Engineering

Chief Strategy Officer

Managing Director

Board of Directors

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director at MSCI, Inc.

Co-Founder at Siguler Guff & Co. LP

Executive Partner at Bridge Growth Partners LLC

Former President & Co-Chief Operating Officer at NYSE Group, Inc.

President, Director at Fidelity Investments Money Management, Inc.

Chief Executive, Executive Director at Invensys Ltd.

Fund Advisor at Eaton Vance Management, Inc.

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FCC-IM offers specialized and balanced mandates for pension funds of large Canadian corporations, endowments, foundations, religious organizations, charitable organizations and major municipality and university funds. The firm's institutional investment strategies include: fixed-income, Canadian equity, Liability-driven investing (LDI), non-traditional, asset allocation and ethical and ESG strategies. Their institutional fixed-income strategies include: money market, active universe, active long-term, active short-term municipal, infrastructure bonds, infrastructure debt, tactical, integrated universe, integrated short-term, integrated short/mid-term, corporate bonds, preferred shares, high yield bonds, and global. FCC-IM's Canadian equity strategies include: growth, core, small-cap, small cap core, high income equity, and Selexia. They offer US, international, global, global focus and all-country foreign equity strategies. Their non-traditional strategies include North American market neutral, long/short, short-term currency and bonds, arbitrage, diversified lending, infrastructure, real estate, multi-strategy income, and income opportunities. The firm also offers balanced, balanced core, balanced integrated, mandates and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund. Their ethical and ESG strategies include: active fixed income, Canadian equity value, US equity, global, and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund.

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Polen Capital employs a disciplined, bottom-up, concentrated US, Global and International equity investment strategies that focus on high quality growth investments. The Polen Focus Growth strategy invests in a concentrated portfolio of primarily large-cap US common stocks with sustainable competitive advantages. The Polen Global Growth strategy invests in a concentrated portfolio of outstanding US and international businesses with competitive advantages and the potential for sustained superior growth. It emphasizes sustainable earnings growth and focuses on companies with high returns on capital and double digit earnings growth. The Polen International Growth strategy applies the same philosophy as the Focus Growth and Global Growth portfolios, but invests exclusively in businesses domiciled outside of the US.

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BAMCO's investment strategy is to invest in growth businesses for capital appreciation potential. Each portfolio manager's ability to choose appropriate investments for an account has a significant impact on their ability to achieve an account's investment objective. The firm's investment professionals are focused on fundamental analyses of businesses. Their primary objective is to understand the key drivers of growth and profitability of each company in which they invest. They analyze the following financial information: income statement, cash flow statement, balance sheet, turnover and ROE metrics, unit economics, and other company-specific data. This information is filtered through their valuation models, which they use to extrapolate long-term trends. They have meetings with the management which is a critical element of the firm's research process.

Recent Transactions
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Vector Capital Management LP, Allegro Development Corp., Cerium Technology LLC purchase Financial Engineering Associates, Inc. from MSCI, Inc.

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MSCI, Inc., CFRA purchase S&P Global Market Intelligence /Equity & Fund Research Bus from S&P Global, Inc.

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Jones Lang LaSalle purchases Msci, Inc. /Global Benchmarking Bus from MSCI, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onMSCI, Inc. purchases Riskmetrics Group LLC from Spectrum Equity Management LP, General Atlantic LLC, TCMI, Inc.

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Advised onMSCI, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Underwriter

Advised onMSCI, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onMSCI, Inc. purchases Riskmetrics Group LLC from Spectrum Equity Management LP, General Atlantic LLC, TCMI, Inc.

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Advised onMSCI, Inc. purchases Riskmetrics Group LLC from Spectrum Equity Management LP, General Atlantic LLC, TCMI, Inc.

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Advised onMSCI, Inc., MSCI Ltd. purchase MSCI Real Estate from Newcastle Technopole Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$23.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$14.9B
Earnings Per Share
$5.66
Revenue
$1.43B
Net Profit
$508M
EBITDA
$772M
EBITDAMargin
53.87%
Total Debt
$2.58B
Total Equity
$-166M
Enterprise Value Sales
10.39x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
19.28x
TEVNet Income
29.33x
Debt TEV
0.17x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.08%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.72%
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Alacra, Inc. develops workflow applications for financial institutions and professional service firms. Its products include business research services which offer custom analysis and research reports by request. The firm's compliance services which help clients reduce the cost of effective compliance with KYC/AML requirements. The company was founded by Steven Goldstein and Michael Angle in 1996 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Competitors
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CME Group, Inc. Securities & Commodities Exchanges

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