The MSCI Frontier Markets Indices provide broad representation of the equity opportunity set across 31 countries while taking investability requirements into consideration within each market.
The indices include large, mid and small cap representation and cover approximately 98% of the investable equity universe across all Frontier Markets countries.
The MSCI Frontier Markets Indices are constructed using a building block methodology common to all MSCI Global Equity Indices. The MSCI Frontier Markets Indices can be segmented by size, sector and geography, allowing for consistent global views and cross regional comparisons. The MSCI Frontier Markets Indices can also be combined with the MSCI Emerging Markets and All Country Indices to create a range of extended regional and global composite indices.
MSCI recently launched the MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index which aims to capture the performance of frontier markets while putting a stronger emphasis on tradability compared to the broader parent index, the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. The MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index is limited to 100 constituents at the time of an index review.
Transparent, investable and replicable index construction
MSCI Frontier Markets Indices are calculated and maintained according to the rules-based MSCI Global Investable Market Indices Methodology. The methodology applies liquidity screens and minimum size references (reflecting the specific structure of countries within the Frontier Markets) to help ensure that the MSCI Frontier Markets Indices remain both investable and replicable.
The MSCI Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries and the MSCI Arabian Markets Indices are designed to provide institutional investors with an asset allocation and performance measurement framework for the equity markets in the Middle East and North Africa region. Find out more.