MSCI Expands Real-Time Index Calculations, Offers Free Trial

Index data and risk analytics vendor MSCI Barra has tripled the number of indexes it calculates in real time, and has reinstated a free trial to Bloomberg users looking to use its index constituent data to create and benchmark new investment products and analyze portfolio performance.

Until recently, MSCI provided real-time values-either at one-minute or 15-second intervals-for around 3,000 indexes from a total universe of the roughly 100,000 indexes that it calculates on a global basis. As of l

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