Mission: We are committed to the future sustainability and transparency of the financial markets. We create innovative products and services that allow our clients to make more informed investment decisions. We provide investors with critical performance measurement and risk management ...
We are an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.
Our broad product line supports clients’ needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office. We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.
Asset owners use our research, data, benchmarks and multi-asset class risk management tools to determine whether the managers they hire are delivering appropriate risk-adjusted returns.
Chief investment officers use our extensive, high-quality data to develop and test investment strategies. They also use our models and performance attribution tools to understand the drivers of return in their portfolios.
Active managers rely on our factor models, data and portfolio construction and optimization tools to build portfolios and keep them aligned with their investment objectives.
Passive managers use our index data, equity factor models and optimizer to construct their index funds and ETFs.
Chief risk officers choose our risk management systems to understand, monitor and control risk in the portfolios they are safeguarding.
As a world-renowned and highly respected provider of investment decision tools, MSCI is an ideal place to build your career.
The talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We offer a wide range of work experiences and learning opportunities through our businesses.
We offer a fast-paced yet collegial environment, which is created through global teamwork and close working relationships with different levels of management. You will be given extensive responsibilities and will be challenged intellectually.
Our primary goal is to recruit top-tier candidates, challenge their thinking, cultivate their talent and ultimately help them to succeed. At MSCI, we find that the key to remaining dynamic and essential in the marketplace is recruiting and retaining superior talent.
Our core values are part of everything we do and our commitment to clients, shareholders and employees is paramount. Our values include:
We asked employees at MSCI to tell us about their experiences working at MSCI. Here is what they said:
I have been working at MSCI full-time (More than 5 years)
Some of the most interesting work in asset management. You are on the forefront of trends and get to experience first-hand how the industry manages money. You can get exposure to everyone from hedge funds, asset managers, pensions. A very broad view, with lots of large, great clients. You are not just dealing with a product, many times you are selling and discussing new ideas. Some of which are disruptive (which are interesting). Lots of models, data, and analytics work.
The index and the analytics businesses are run very separately. Some of the management is fairly aloof and shortsighted, managing shareholder communications vs. focusing on core operations to build better products to improve the share price.
Advice to Management
Get out of your office. Get off the phone. Walk the floor. Understand the business better.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at MSCI (New York, NY).
1. 25min phone call with recruiter 2. On site: 1 45min interview with senior analyst (SQL queries, Valuation Models, Terms and conditions of FI instruments) 2 45min phone interviews with senior analyst and VP in New York office (same type of questions, very conversational)