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MSCI ACWI Index

 


The MSCI ACWI Index, MSCI’s flagship global equity index, is designed to represent performance of the full opportunity set of large- and mid-cap stocks across 23 developed and 26 emerging markets.1 As of December 2018, it covers more than 2,700 constituents across 11 sectors and approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each market. The index is built using MSCI’s Global Investable Market Index (GIMI) methodology, which is designed to take into account variations reflecting conditions across regions, marketcap sizes, sectors, style segments and combinations.

 

MSCI ACWI Index market allocation
 
 

Historical research has shown that investment outcome success is predominately determined by the allocation decision process.2

  • 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


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


A BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH

MSCI ACWI Building Block Approach
 
Our 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.

 

 


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MSCI ACWI

MSCI ACWI

MSCI ACWI captures large and mid cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) and 26 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

MSCI ACWI ALL CAP

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 26 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

MSCI ACWI IMI

MSCI ACWI IMI

The MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index (IMI) captures large, mid and small cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) and 26 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

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