MSCI Inc. () is a provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions. Products include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics - for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios - and governance tools.
The MSCI global equity indices have been calculated since 1969. The company's most known indices include MSCI World and MSCI EAFE.MSCI indices are widely used as the benchmark indices by which the performance of global equity portfolios are measured. They are also used as the basis of passive investment products like index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Morgan Stanley sponsored the first iShares ETFs, known at launch as WEBS, which are designed to track various MSCI indices.