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MSCI Overview

New York, NY (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1969
Company - Public (MSCI)
Financial Analytics & Research
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research‐based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their ... Read more

Mission: We are committed to the future sustainability and transparency of the financial markets. We create innovative products and services that allow our clients to make more informed investment decisions and provide investors with critical performance measurement, risk management ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are proud to announce that MSCI has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft to accelerate innovation and enhance our technological capabilities. With this alliance, Microsoft Azure will be our preferred cloud platform as well as Microsoft´s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to enhance our data and analytics services and infrastructure, unlock new innovations that will drive greater solutions for the global investment industry. This will help investors more swiftly and efficiently manage their portfolios and understand better their drivers of risk and performance. By adopting Microsoft Azure, MSCI will transform the client experience through the various capabilities the cloud platform has to offer such as global network of data centers, a cloud infrastructure to meet the massive scale and product diversity of MSCI, and advanced AI and natural language processing capabilities. This alliance reinforces our commitment to driving relentless innovation in our technology and products is more crucial now than ever before.

  • We are excited to announce the Pune office in India is officially an operational MSCI location. The brand-new office was established as a Center of Excellence for software engineering. So far, we have onboarded 40 employees and 35 employees will relocate from Mumbai to Pune once the pandemic restrictions are lifted by the local government. After recognizing the potential for MSCI in India we made the decision to open a second office location to support our continued growth as a firm. Pune is globally recognized for high-quality technology and software engineering talent and is a leading IT center in India with a large, growing talent pool. “It took a large number of dedicated folks from across MSCI to make this happen, during a global pandemic. With their efforts we will have close to 100 software engineers in Pune by the end of this year and even more next year. This site will be a great long-term asset for MSCI.” – Jigar Thakkar

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MSCI – Why Work With Us?



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We are an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors.  We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.

Our broad product line supports clients’ needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office.  We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.

Asset owners use our research, data, benchmarks and multi-asset class risk management tools to determine whether the managers they hire are delivering appropriate risk-adjusted returns.

Chief investment officers use our extensive, high-quality data to develop and test investment strategies.  They also use our models and performance attribution tools to understand the drivers of return in their portfolios.

Active managers rely on our factor models, data and portfolio construction and optimization tools to build portfolios and keep them aligned with their investment objectives.

Passive managers use our index data, equity factor models and optimizer to construct their index funds and ETFs.

Chief risk officers choose our risk management systems to understand, monitor and control risk in the portfolios they are safeguarding.

As a world-renowned and highly respected provider of investment decision tools, MSCI is an ideal place to build your career.

The talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We offer a wide range of work experiences and learning opportunities through our businesses. Our fast-paced yet collegial environment has been created through global teamwork and close working relationships across the different levels of management. At MSCI, you will be given extensive responsibilities and be challenged intellectually.

Our primary goal is to recruit top-tier candidates, challenge their thinking, cultivate their talent and ultimately help them to succeed. At MSCI, we find that the key to remaining dynamic and essential in the marketplace is recruiting and retaining superior talent.

If you are interested in learning more about our firm or seeing a full list of open positions, please visit our careers site at MSC Careers. You can also stay up to date regarding career opportunities at MSCI by joining our MSCI Talent Network.

We asked employees at MSCI to tell us about their experiences working at MSCI. Here is what they said:

  • “With relationships and exposure to tenured and collaborative colleagues, endless opportunities for professional development and great networking opportunities, it is easy to see how professionals can both start and eventually center their entire careers around MSCI.”
  • “Having launched my career right out of college, MSCI has provided me with a great opportunity to transition from the classroom to the corporate world.  I am engaged to lead assignments and to be involved in high-profile initiatives. It is extremely rewarding to see my work and contributions make a difference“
  • “At MSCI, I get to work with a culturally diverse set of people who set high standard for themselves as well as others.“
  • “I am proud to work at MSCI because our brand is impacting people’s lives both globally and locally beyond just the institutional investment community.”
  • “Being at MSCI has made it possible for me to realize my dream of having a global career.”
  • “What I appreciate most about working at MSCI is that the people who work here are not only committed to the company but are always looking to break paradigms. This is why I love my job.”
  • “I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work closely with so many talented and experienced individuals with such diverse backgrounds. Being surrounded by a fantastic team of persons from different countries with varied experiences working for banks, asset managers and hedge funds, I have learned a lot which has helped me grow quickly in my role.“
  • “From giving a broad introduction to what sustainable investment is to highlighting my knowledge in the specific industries I work on, there is a certain joy in telling people how dynamic and intricate our work is.“
  • “The longer I stay at MSCI, the more I seem to learn since the people I work with are industry leaders.”

Our core values are part of everything we do and our commitment to clients, shareholders and employees is paramount. Our values include:

  • Put the Client First-We will focus on the client first and all else will follow.
  • Work as One Team-We strive to make our core values a part of everything we do.
  • Champion Bold Ideas- We will challenge the status quo, uncover new opportunities and explore new ideas to deliver outstanding results.
  • Pursue Excellence-We will continuously focus on quality, reliability and superior execution.
  • Act with Integrity-We will keep our promises, and act transparently and ethically.
  • Take Personal Responsibility- We will push ourselves out of our comfort zones and be inspired to do the best work of our careers.

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We are a global organization with offices in over 20 countries but we work as one team. Diversity and inclusion are core to our values and our business. We recognize and value the variety of backgrounds and unique skill sets of all of us, and MSCI is committed to developing a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive environment for every individual. For example, with respect to gender diversity, the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) was launched in late 2013 with the support of the Executive Committee to create awareness and provide tools and skills geared towards leadership development for women. The WLF has 23 chapters in 16 countries across the globe. In 2016, MSCI became a member of Catalyst, “a leading non-profit organization with the mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion”. MSCI’s Board of Directors includes 4 women, which represents 33% of directors (as of May 2018).

In addition, MSCI Pride was launched in 2018 and is a global employee resource group for MSCI’s LGBTQ employees and allies. To coincide with the 2018 Pride celebrations, numerous MSCI offices across the globe including New York, Chicago, London, Monterrey and Manila, held internal and external Pride events, consisting of celebrations for employees as well as presentations on LGBTQ history and related workplace topics such as workplace equality and the championing of diversity. MSCI's Executive Diversity Council was launched in 2018. Comprised of 21 employees from all regions of the world, the Executive Diversity Council is an advisory group of visible promoters and sponsors championing a diverse and inclusive MSCI culture.

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MSCI Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (Beijing, Beijing (China)) in December 2016.

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    After resume screening process, HR sent me an online test, some accounting and corporate finance, corporate governance questions. Then after a few days, it was the onsite interview. The onsite interview had two rounds, one with a senior face to face, another with a senior for video interview (because my team was based in Manila).

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MSCI Awards & Accolades

  • Market Liquidity Risk Product of the Year, Risk.net Market Technology Awards, 2018
  • Risk Capital Calculation Product of the Year, Risk.net Market Technology Awards, 2018
  • Index Provider of the Year, Insurance Asset Management Awards, 2017
  • Best Global Index Provider, Hedgeweek Global Awards, 2017
  • Index Provider of the Year, ETF.com Awards, 2016
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