MSCI and Google to build investment data platform

It is targeted at asset and wealth managers, among other clients


MSCI has partnered up with Google to create a cloud-based platform with the purpose of delivering data, insights, and solutions to aid investment decision-making.

The platform will be built on Google Cloud and target a variety of clients, including asset and wealth managers, and asset owners.

The platform will use Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies to process structured and unstructured data, with MSCI chief technology officer Jigar Thakkar calling it a “best-in-class solution”.

Henry Fernandez, chairman and CEO of MSCI, said: “The investment industry is experiencing an exponential growth in data. In today’s fast-moving world, investors require the ability to analyse new and alternative sources of data to remain competitive and informed, assess evolving investment challenges and opportunities, separate the noise, and improve operational efficiencies.”

Fernandez added that the technology would allow clients to turn data into relevant and actionable insights across asset classes and issues.

“Google Cloud shares MSCI’s quest to advance data measurement and standardisation, and we look forward to working with them as we continue to help solve investors’ critical challenges,” he said.

When approached by Portfolio Adviser, MSCI could not confirm a launch date, adding only that the product was still being developed.



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