ISS's parent, MSCI Inc., filed its proxy March 19, 2012 for its annual shareholder meeting on May 2, 2012. ISS has indicated that it will not issue one of its Proxy Reports for MSCI as that would present a conflict of interest. Without an ISS Proxy Report, we will not know how MSCI would fare under ISS's revised Pay-for-Performance (P4P) and Say-on-Pay (SOP) policies for 2012. Given that Exequity has conducted a significant number of P4P analyses in light of ISS's 2012 P4P and SOP policies, we thought we could address this gap by offering our assessment of MSCI on these issues. This Client Alert contains our summary review of MSCI's compensation practices as disclosed in its proxy statement as well as a report detailing Exequity's estimated P4P Analysis for MSCI.
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