MSCI Appoints Linda S. Huber Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) (the “Company”), a leading provider of critical
decision support tools and services for the global investment community,
announced today that Linda S. Huber has been appointed Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer and will become a member of MSCI’s Executive
Committee, effective May 6, 2019.

With a tenure of more than 30 years in the financial services industry
and having served more than 13 years as a public company CFO, Linda
brings a wealth of relevant financial, operational and strategic
expertise to MSCI. Her business acumen and financial management
experience will make her a valuable member of the leadership team as we
continue to execute on the high-growth initiatives underlying MSCI’s
strategic objectives,” said Henry A. Fernandez, the Company’s Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer.

I look forward to joining the MSCI team and helping to build on its
strong foundation,” said Ms. Huber. “MSCI has a proven track record, and
I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to its even greater
success in the future.”

Andrew C. Wiechmann, who has been serving as the Company’s Interim Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer, will assume the newly-created position
of Chief Strategy Officer, reporting directly to Mr. Fernandez. In this
important role, he will be responsible for driving the Company’s
transformational strategy, overseeing M&A and partnership activities,
and supporting the business on its most important strategic growth
initiatives. He will also continue to serve as a member of MSCI’s
Executive Committee.

I’d like to thank Andy for his leadership of our finance team during
this interim period, which will enable us to make a seamless transition.
Linda and I look forward to continuing to work with Andy in his new
role,” added Mr. Fernandez.

Ms. Huber previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Moody’s Corporation from May 2005 to June 2018
where she had executive responsibility for the company’s global finance
activities, information technology, communications and corporate
services functions, as well as the Moody’s Foundation. Prior to joining
Moody’s, she served in several increasingly senior roles in financial
services, having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer at U.S. Trust Company, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab & Company,
Inc.; Managing Director at Freeman & Co.; Vice President of Corporate
Strategy and Development and Assistant Treasurer at PepsiCo.; Vice
President of the Energy Investment Banking Group at Bankers Trust Co.;
and an Associate in the Natural Resources Group at The First Boston
Corp. She also held the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army, where she
served from 1980 to 1984. Ms. Huber holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford
Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree in business and economics
from Lehigh University. Ms. Huber currently serves on the board of
directors of the Bank of Montreal.

About MSCI Inc.

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and
services for the global investment community. With over 45 years of
expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment
decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of
risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We
create industry-leading, research-enhanced solutions that clients use to
gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

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