MSCI Inc, a provider of critical decision support tools for the investment community, has unveiled an open architecture technology platform built on Microsoft Azure.
MSCI ONE delivers next-generation capabilities in quantitative investment analytics through a modern, web-based experience that combines flexible distribution, cloud delivery, dashboards, and visualisations.
Using the platform, investors can navigate MSCI’s analytics to identify key insights, investment risks and opportunities, and build investment portfolios.
According to Henry Fernandez, chairman and CEO at MSCI, investors today must synthesise an enormous amount of data in order to achieve maximum value and power their investment decisions.
“With MSCI ONE, they will have easy access to a wide range of MSCI tools and solutions, which can help them turn data into insight. This platform represents MSCI’s broader commitment to improving the client experience through transformational technology.”
At launch, MSCI ONE will act as a single point of access for a dozen services, including MSCI Risk Insights. Climate Solutions and Institutional Client-Designed Indexes. The platform will also host MSCI’s Developer Community and Data Explorer, which launched earlier this year.
Built on Microsoft Azure, the platform leverages Microsoft Power BI for live dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visualizations. As well as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Data Lake for providing insights and data at scale by leveraging key capabilities for data integration, data warehousing, and big data analytics, enabling a seamless and modern experience for MSCI’s clients.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, cloud and AI at Microsoft, also said: “Microsoft and MSCI share a deep commitment to accelerating innovation. Partnering with Microsoft, MSCI is leveraging cutting-edge innovations in cloud, natural language processing, data distribution and warehousing, and the end-to-end user experience.
“Whether investors need MSCI’s analytical models, APIs, or user applications, the experiences delivered on MSCI ONE, built on Azure, empower them to choose their approach through an open architecture across MSCI’s portfolio of content and solutions.”
While Jigar Thakkar, MSCI’s CTO and head of engineering added: “We have rapidly accelerated the pace of innovation to serve demand for an efficient, open architecture technology platform that allows investors to solve challenges through a customized experience.”