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MSCI ACWI Indexes offer a modern, seamless, and fully integrated approach to measuring the full equity opportunity set with no gaps or overlaps. MSCI ACWI represents the Modern Index Strategy and captures all sources of equity returns in 23 developed and 23 emerging markets.

 


Historical research has shown that investment outcome success is predominately determined by the allocation decision process*
 
  • Investors are increasingly looking beyond their home market toward the full global equity opportunity set as the starting point for their investments
  • Allocation decisions that start with the full opportunity set can be adjusted based on investor goals, expertise, philosophy and constraints
  • Not considering the full opportunity set can introduce unintended bets and biases/risks, and can be an investment decision in itself


* G. Brinson, L. Randolf Hood and G. Beebower. (1986). ”Determinants of Portfolio Performance.” Financial Analysts Journal, July/August.



MSCI ACWI:  IT ONLY TAKES ONE INDEX TO CAPTURE THE WORLD

Using an index in the investment process that accurately and consistently measures the full opportunity set is key to fully understanding and capturing all unique drivers of risk and return.


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MSCI ACWI INDEX DAILY PERFORMANCE

FLAGSHIP BENCHMARKS
  • MSCI ACWI:  Covers more than 2,400 securities across large and mid-cap size segments and across style and sector segments in 46 developed and emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index (IMI):  Covers more than 9,000 securities across large, mid and small-cap size segments and across style and sector segments in 46 developed and emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI ACWI All Cap Index:  Covers more than 14,000 securities and includes large, mid, small and micro-cap size segments for all developed markets countries plus large, mid and small-cap size segments for emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
APPLICATIONS

The MSCI ACWI Index provides a broad global equity benchmark to support:

  • Asset allocation: Consistent, complete representation that captures the full spectrum of the global equity opportunity set without home bias.
  • Performance measurement and attribution: The industry-leading benchmark for global mandates, with regional, country, sector and other subsets available for more targeted investment mandates.
  • Research: A trusted source for global equity markets and underlying security-level data for sell-side research.
  • Investment product development: May be licensed for use as the basis for structured products and other index-linked investment vehicles, such as ETFs and ETNs.



A BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH

MSCI ACWI Indexes offer a building block approach with a rules-based, consistent and transparent methodology.

Using MSCI ACWI as a framework to build portfolios helps to avoid unintended bets and risks.

Robust foundation allows investors to measure exposure to all sources of equity returns using a single global framework.

 


MSCI ACWI

MSCI ACWI captures large and mid cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) and 23 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

MSCI ACWI ALL CAP

The MSCI ACWI All Cap Index captures large, mid, small and micro cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries and large, mid and small cap representation across 23 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

MSCI ACWI IMI

The MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index (IMI) captures large, mid and small cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) and 23 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

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