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MSCI Launches Risk Modelling Solution to Support Next Phase of Private Infrastructure Investing

May 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT

Private Infrastructure Modelling Service provides investors with data-driven insights and tailored risk-management tools to bring enhanced levels of transparency to the asset class

NEW YORK,May 19, 2021 –MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today the launch of its Private Infrastructure Modeling Service, a new service that will help investors profile the risk of complex private infrastructure holdings and provide data-driven insights to inform investment decisions.

The Private Infrastructure Modelling Service is a response to growing investor demand for private assets. Built using private infrastructure data provided by The Burgiss Group and MSCI Real Estate, the service is designed to give investors the tools and confidence to further expand their private asset portfolios and benefit from the return and diversification potential of private infrastructure investment opportunities. Today’s launch reinforces MSCI’s commitment to provide investors with industry leading knowledge and insight, and builds on the strategic partnership with Burgiss, a market-leading provider of data, analytics and technology solutions for investors of private capital, announced in January 2020.

The new service offers broad coverage in multiple regions for sectors such as utilities, industrials and energy, integrating infrastructure-specific factors with MSCI’s Multi-Asset Class Factor Model. It provides a precise set of exposures, driving transparency and helping to analyze the idiosyncratic nature and complexity of the private infrastructure asset class.

Jorge Mina, Head of Analytics, MSCI, said: “The private asset class has emerged as a critical component in the construction of long-term portfolios. Today, investors are looking at private assets differently, expanding and shifting the role the investments play within a multi-asset class portfolio. While capital inflows to private assets have increased incrementally, investor appetite and confidence has been restricted by a lack of transparency and data. At MSCI, we’re committed to powering better investment decisions and we view this modelling service as a crucial milestone driving the next wave of investor demand for private assets.”

Jay McNamara, President, Burgiss, said: “Today’s announcement signals the strength of MSCI’s and Burgiss’ partnership and displays how our cross-sector expertise can be utilized to provide industry leading solutions. Burgiss’ data and solutions allow investors to drilldown at a granular level into the performance and exposures of private capital portfolios across asset classes, including infrastructure.

This launch forms the first part of wider plans to bring enhanced transparency to private markets and create an investment experience that mirrors public markets. We are committed to meeting client demands and look forward to expanding our product portfolio to encompass additional asset verticals in future.”

Further information on the Private Infrastructure Modelling Service offering can be found here.

About MSCI Inc.

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision-support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, MSCI powers better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. MSCI creates industry-leading, research-enhanced solutions risk and performance analytics that help clients build better portfolios and communicate with clients more effectively through an integrated view of risk and return

About Burgiss

Burgiss is a market-leading provider of data and analytics solutions for global investors of private capital. With over 30 years of expertise in private markets, we offer unrivaled data, analytics and transparency that enable asset owners, asset managers and financial intermediaries to understand, evaluate and manage private capital portfolios. We serve more than 1,000 firms in 32 countries, delivering data that represents over $7.8 trillion in private assets.

With offices throughout Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas, we leverage our expertise and network to service our clients and focus on their varying needs across regions. Further information is available at

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