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MSCI Developed Markets Indexes

MSCI Developed Markets Indexes are built using MSCI’s Global Investable Market Index (GIMI) methodology, which is designed to take into account variations reflecting conditions across regions, market cap segments, sectors and styles. The indexes are available in various size – large, mid, small, and micro caps or a combination of these. Our style indexes are designed to represent the performance of securities exhibiting the value/growth characteristics. Sectors indexes comprise global, regional and country sector, industry group and industry indexes using the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®). All indexes are available in Price, Net and Total return variants.

 

Developed Markets
Americas Europe & Middle East Pacific
Canada Austria Italy Australia
USA Belgium Netherlands Hong Kong
  Denmark Norway Japan
  Finland Portugal New Zealand
  France Spain Singapore
  Germany Sweden  
  Ireland Switzerland  
  Israel United Kingdom  

REGIONAL INDEXES


 

Regional Indexes

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  • MSCI World Index: The MSCI World Index is a broad global equity index that represents large and mid-cap equity performance across all 23 developed markets countries. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
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  • MSCI EAFE Index: The MSCI EAFE Index is designed to represent the performance of large and mid-cap securities across 21 developed markets, including countries in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, excluding the U.S. and Canada. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
    Performance | Factsheet
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  • MSCI Europe Index: The MSCI Europe Index represents the performance of large and mid-cap equities across 15 developed countries in Europe. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
    Performance | Factsheet

COUNTRY INDEXES


 

Country Indexes

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  • MSCI USA: The MSCI USA Index represents 63% of the MSCI World Index1. It is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid-cap segments and aims to represent ~85% of the US market.
    Performance | Factsheet
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  • MSCI Japan: The MSCI Japan Index represents 8% of the MSCI World Index1. It is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid-cap segments and aims to represent ~85% of the Japanese market.
    Performance | Factsheet
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  • MSCI United Kingdom: The MSCI United Kingdom Index represents 5% of the MSCI World Index1. It is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid-cap segments and aims to represent ~85% of the United Kingdom market.
    Performance | Factsheet
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MSCI World Index - Country Allocation1

MSCI World Index - Country Allocation1

 

1MSCI Data as of September 2019


Applications


 

Applications

 

How thematic indexes can be used?

 

 


 


Building Block Approach

Our building block approach

 

MSCI World Indexes offer a building block approach with a rules-based, consistent and transparent methodology. Using MSCI World as a framework to build global developed market equity portfolios can help 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 World Index daily performance


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Our market cap weighted indexes are among the most respected and widely used benchmarks in the financial industry. Collectively, they provide detailed equity market coverage for more than 80 countries across developed, emerging and frontier markets, representing 99% of these investable opportunity sets.

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