MSCI are a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. They produce indices and risk and return portfolio analytics for use in managing investment portfolios. Their products are used by institutions investing in or trading equity, fixed income and multi-asset class instruments and portfolios around the world. Flagship products include international equity indices marketed under the MSCI brand and equity portfolio analytics marketed under the Barra brand. These products are used in many areas of the investment process, including portfolio construction and optimization, performance benchmarking and attribution, risk management and analysis, index-linked investment product creation, asset allocation, investment manager selection and investment research.
The RIMES Managed Data Service is a complementary service for MSCI Analytics users who wish to benefit from nearly 1,000 data sources from over 200 data partners at RIMES, covering all asset classes.
RIMES is able to feed the following systems:
- Barra Aegis (identifies the sources of your portfolio’s volatility and return)
- Barra One (a research-driven platform that helps asset managers identify and manage risk exposures; powered by a long-horizon Barra factor model, BarraOne combines public, derivative and private asset classes under a unified analytical framework)
- Riskmetrics (provides clients with risk information across a broad range of instruments including Commodities, Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Mortgages, and Structured Credit, using multiple Value-at-Risk (VaR) simulation methodologies, robust stress testing, sensitivity analysis, and flexible instrument pricing models)