SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Fernandez Henry A

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MSCI Inc. [ MSCI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman, CEO and President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 01/10/2011 F 21,306(1) D $38.64 886,909 D
Class A Common Stock 01/11/2011 A 6,569(2) A $0 893,478 D
Class A Common Stock 500,000 I By GRAT(3)
Class A Common Stock 53,541 I By Fernandez 2007 Children's Trust
Class A Common Stock 3,000 I By Son
Class A Common Stock 3,000 I By Son
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares reacquired by MSCI to satisfy tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting and conversion to shares of 43,463 restricted stock units (RSUs) granted to the Reporting Person on December 17, 2008.
2. Includes (i) 5,176 RSUs vesting at a rate of 33 1/3% on the first, second and third anniversaries of the grant date and (ii) 1,393 performance stock units (PSUs) representing the minimum payout related to the grant of 2,787 PSUs subject to time-vesting and performance vesting. The PSUs time-vest at a rate of 50% on each of December 31, 2012 and 2013 and performance-vest (within a range of 50% and 150%) based on the achievement of certain cumulative performance metrics for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years. The two tranches of PSUs convert no earlier than January 1 and no later than March 15 of 2013 and 2014, respectively. Each RSU and PSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of MSCI class A common stock.
3. Mr. Fernandez is trustee and sole annuitant.
/s/ Henry A. Fernandez 01/12/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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