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MSCI Appoints Jack Lin, Head of APAC Client Coverage, to Executive Committee

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors, today announced the appointment of Jack Lin, Managing Director and Head of APAC Client Coverage, to its Executive Committee effective immediately. Mr. Lin will continue reporting to Laurent Seyer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Client Officer at MSCI, and be based in Hong Kong.

“MSCI continues to make great progress with our growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region and is becoming a more influential industry presence, particularly in China. In his short tenure at the company, Jack Lin has demonstrated strong leadership and business acumen resulting in a positive impact on the firm, both regionally and globally,” said Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue to build our presence in the region, I am confident that the Executive Committee will benefit from Jack’s deep knowledge and insights and that the Asia Pacific region will be appropriately represented in our decision-making process.”

Mr. Lin joined MSCI in May 2018 from Amundi, a leading asset manager, where he served as the Head of South Asia. Previously, he served as Head of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for Pioneer Investments (which was acquired by Amundi in 2017). Mr. Lin has more than 20 years of experience at leading global asset management firms including Janus Capital Group and Franklin Templeton Investments. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University, and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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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Other factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of 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 forward-looking statement in this press release reflects MSCI's current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to MSCI's operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. MSCI assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

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