MSCI Uses NLP to Measure Company Innovation

The global market index firm is quantifying innovative investments and mapping them to a company’s performance.

A key and lightbulb representing unlocking innovation

Investment research firm MSCI is using natural language processing (NLP) to measure company exposure to innovation for passive and active management.

Hitendra Varsani, a quantitative investment strategist at MSCI, said that although it is difficult to measure the concept of innovation and translate that into data factors, the index firm has been able to use these alternative methods to evaluate and map portfolio exposures.

“We can quantify that number on home ground, we can quantify it and

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