Sometimes, a single flirtation can change the world.
In this case, the courtier is MSCI Inc.
, which Reuters reports
recently approaching Barclays
on the possibility of buying its index business.
reporters Jessica Toonkel and Soyoung Kim report that the British bank is now in "early-stage discussions" to explore options for the index business as a result of MSCI's interest.
In October 2012, MSCI lost a Vanguard mandate covering more than half-a-trillion dollars
Read more on the situation in the Reuters story
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