MSCI to unveil Investment Solutions as a Service with Microsoft

MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, along with Microsoft, has announced the development of Investment Solutions as a Service for the global investor community.

The new service is expected to enable institutional investors to use next-generation technologies, advanced analytics and big data to help them anticipate and meet strategic and investment challenges. The service will combine Microsoft’s Cloud and AI technologies with MSCI’s datasets, analytical models and in-depth expertise from the global community investors to strengthen next-generation investment decision making.

“The partnership with Microsoft underscores MSCI’s continued commitment to innovative investment solutions. We have combined Microsoft’s best technology cutting with our strong data and analytics capabilities and our insightful understanding of our customers’ needs to create a suite of services and open new horizons for investors. Whether it’s the historic and unprecedented challenge of climate change or the potential of big data and innovative analytics, Investment Solutions as a Service is a milestone in the implementation of the next generation of decision-making in investment terms,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of MSCI.

Investment Solutions as a Service will transform the investment process and experience with the launch of the following services in 2021:

  • ESG Solutions as a Service
  • Index Solutions as a Service
  • Data Management Solutions as a Service
  • Investment Analytics Solutions as a Service

The solutions are part of the strategic collaboration between MSCI and Microsoft in 2020 to accelerate innovation in the global investor community. The launch of these services reflects the escalating demand for technologies that offer “solutions as a service”, leveraging big data and providing personalized experiences.

“MSCI and Microsoft share a common commitment to accelerating innovation in the financial services industry. MSCI’s investment solutions, combined with the data and analytics capabilities of Microsoft Azure, will enable investment managers to leverage the intelligent insights needed to confidently navigate today’s global markets,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud + AI, Microsoft.

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