MSCI Inc. (MSCI) is a provider of investment decision support tools, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance products and services. It operates in two segments: the Performance and Risk business, and the Governance business. MSCI�s products are its global equity indices and environmental, social and governance (ESG) products marketed under the MSCI and MSCI ESG brands, its portfolio risk and performance analytics covering global equity and fixed income markets marketed under the Barra brand, its market and credit risk analytics marketed under the RiskMetrics and Barra brands and its governance research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services. In April 2014, Vestar Capital Partners acquired Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) from MSCI Inc. On May 12, 2014, it completed the repurchase of its entire share capital from Morgan Stanley. In August 2014, MSCI Inc. acquired GMI Ratings through subsidiary MSCI ESG Research Inc.