MSCI Emerging Markets Indices
In 1988, MSCI launched the first comprehensive Emerging Markets Index. Since then the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Indices have evolved considerably over time, moving from about 1% of the global equity opportunity set in 1988 to 13% in 2012.1
The MSCI Emerging Markets Indices cover over 2,700 securities in 21 markets that are currently classified as EM countries. The EM equity universe spans large, mid and small cap securities and can be segmented across styles and sectors.
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 Emerging Markets Index - Current Country Coverage
MSCI China Indices
The MSCI China Indices target both international and domestic clients in the China market, including Qualified Domestic Institutional Investors (QDII) and Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) licensees. Find out more.
MSCI All Colombia and All Peru Indices
The MSCI All Colombia Indices aim to represent the opportunity set of listed companies in the broad Colombia equity universe. Similarly, the MSCI All Peru Indices seek to capture the opportunity set of companies in the broad Peru equity universe
1 Source: MSCI Research based on year end data