First State Super selects MSCI multi-asset class risk management platform

Source: MSCI

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that one of Australia's largest superannuation funds, First State Super (FTC), has selected BarraOne, MSCI's multi-asset class risk management and performance attribution platform, to help the continued evolution of their investment process.

Richard Brandweiner, Chief Investment Officer for FTC said, "During the selection process we spent a considerable amount of time with a number of providers as well as their current users. This was to ensure we selected a high quality product that we can understand and extract a considerable amount of value from. "

BarraOne provides integrated risk and performance analytics with global, multi-asset class coverage for public and private asset portfolios and has been widely adopted by leading asset owners. FTC's investment team will use BarraOne to run regular risk analysis across the portfolio to help validate where the various risks are.

Mr Brandweiner added, "We are delighted to deepen our relationship with MSCI. We are current users of a number of their other tools and have been impressed with the quality and service they provide."

Michael Anderson, Executive Director and Head of MSCI Australia, said, "The continued adoption of BarraOne by some of the largest fund managers in Australia reinforces the value of MSCI's risk tools and the strong demand from institutional investors for our products and services as the profile of risk management continues to rise. We look forward to working with FTC, one of Australia's largest and most influential super funds, as they further develop their risk management processes." 

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