MSCI Developed Markets Indices
In 1969, the MSCI World and the MSCI EAFE Indices were launched, covering 16 countries and 15 countries, respectively.
MSCI regularly reviews the market classification of all countries included (or under consideration for inclusion) in its global equity universe based on extensive discussions with the investment community. Using the MSCI Market Classification Framework, MSCI examines each country’s economic development, size, liquidity and market accessibility in order to be classified in a given investment universe. Each June, MSCI communicates its conclusions on the list of countries under review and announces the new list of countries, if any, under review for potential market reclassification in the upcoming cycle.
MSCI Developed Markets Index - Country Coverage