The research arm of the CFA Institute, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the standards in ethics, education and professional excellence in global investment industry, is entering a strategic partnership with a leading provider of market intelligence reports.

According to the terms of the deal reached with MSCI Inc., the CFA Institute Research Foundation will provide market data to the MSCI for use in its analysis of global equity markets. In exchange, the association’s members will be granted complimentary access to a range of proprietary indices.

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CFA members will have access to monthly reports from more than 80 MSCI indexes, including ones related to environmental, social and governance issues and thematic investing. The data set represented in these indices are drawn from data collected from across the globe.

According to Bud Haslett, executive director of the CFA Institute Research Foundation, the deal was made in order to help provide CFA members with the information needed to make the best decisions on behalf of clients in a changing investment landscape. “We’re excited to partner with MSCI to offer access to their indexes to CFA Institute members around the world.”

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