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MSCI Announces Sale of InvestorForce®

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MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of indexes and portfolio
construction and risk management tools and services for global
investors, announced today that it has entered into a definitive
agreement to sell InvestorForce to Resurgens Technology Partners.
Resurgens Technology Partners intends to merge InvestorForce with its
portfolio company Investment Metrics, a leading provider of investment
reporting and analytical solutions. The terms of the transaction,
including the purchase price, were not disclosed. The transaction is
expected to close within the next three months and is subject to
customary closing conditions.

InvestorForce, a product line that was included within MSCI's Analytics
unit, provides performance measurement and reporting software to
institutional investment consultants. Its integrated solution provides
for daily monitoring, analysis and reporting on institutional
multi-asset class portfolios. The transaction is not expected to have a
material impact on MSCI's results of operations.

Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSCI, said,
"The sale of InvestorForce will allow us to focus on our long-term
strategy of helping global investors achieve their investment objectives
and understand the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios.
We are pleased to have found a buyer that will complement the powerful
suite of tools that InvestorForce brings to the investment community."

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP acted as legal advisers to MSCI.

About MSCI

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 portfolios, broad asset class coverage and
innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models,
data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.

MSCI serves 99 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the
most recent P&I ranking.

For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.
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activity, performance or achievements can be found in MSCI's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2018
and in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K
filed or furnished with the SEC. If any of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect,
actual results may vary significantly from what MSCI projected. Any
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