MSCI and Microsoft are forming a strategic partnership that will aim to accelerate the innovations for the global investment industry. The alliance will see Microsoft combine its cloud and AI prowess with MSCI’s portfolio of investment decision support tools which will unlock new opportunities all involved in the process of investment.
MSCI is one of the world’s leading finance companies known for providing important support tools and services to the global investment community. Its tools help the world’s most sophisticated investors.
The partnership will begin its work by focusing on moving MSCI’s existing products, data, and services on Microsoft Azure. This process starts first with the migration of MSCI’s Index and Analytics solutions followed by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) products and ratings; Real Estate data and solutions; and MSCI’s risk analytics platform Beon. The migration will help the company deliver brand new capabilities to investors for a better understanding of risk and performance.
“Investors’ needs to rapidly innovate and adapt as strategies and business models evolve, build and manage big data, and improve operational efficiencies are growing at a critical speed around the world,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of MSCI. “Our strategic alliance with Microsoft underscores MSCI’s commitment to driving relentless innovation in the technology of our products and services to help investors achieve their desired investment outcomes.”
In future, the companies will look to collaborate to look at the possibilities in climate risk and ESG solutions by leveraging Microsoft’s Azure and Power Platform ad MSCI’s ESG and climate solutions capabilities.