MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. We offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics and ISS. Located in 20 countries around the world, and with over 2,400 employees, MSCI is dedicated to supporting the increasingly complex needs of the investment community with groundbreaking new products, high quality data, superior distribution and dedicated client support.
MSCI currently does not intend to pay any dividends as it intends to retain all available funds for use in the operation and expansion of its business, including growth through acquisitions, the repayment of its debt and the repurchase of its common stock. The payment of any future dividends will be determined by the Board of Directors in light of conditions then existing, including MSCI's earnings, financial condition and capital requirements, business conditions, corporate law requirements and other factors.