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MSCI Emerging Markets Index


In 1988, MSCI launched the Emerging Markets Index, which consisted of just 10 countries representing less than 1% of world market capitalization.  Today the MSCI Emerging Markets Index consists of 23 countries representing 10% of world market capitalization.  The Index is available for a number of regions, market segments/sizes and covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each of the 23 countries.


MSCI Emerging Markets reflects the Modern Index Strategy

 
BRIC represents 42% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index


 
MSCI EMERGING MARKETS DAILY PERFORMANCE

FLAGSHIP BENCHMARKS
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Index: Covers more than 800 securities across large and mid-cap size segments and across style and sector segments in 23 emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index: Covers more than 2,600 securities across large, mid and small-cap size segments and across style and sector segments in 23 emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Large Cap Index: Measures the performance of the large-cap segments of the 23 emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Mid Cap Index: Measures the performance of the mid-cap segments of the 23 emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index: Measures the performance of the small-cap segments of the 23 emerging markets.
    Performance | Factsheet
Applications

MSCI Emerging Markets Indexes can be used to support:

  • Asset allocation: Flexibility to analyze broad or focused emerging markets equities exposure.
  • Performance measurement and attribution: Industry-leading benchmarks for emerging markets equity mandates, with regional and thematic subsets available for more targeted investment mandates.
  • Research: A trusted source for emerging markets equity performance 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 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes.



A Building Block Approach 

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

Using MSCI Emerging Markets 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.


Thinking broadly about emerging markets

Emerging-market equities revived in the first quarter after a rather dismal performance over the past five years. The pickup has left investors to wonder whether the gains might continue and to think anew about how to approach the segment.

Global Market Report

In this Global Market Report, we examine the latest developments in emerging markets through the lens of the Barra Emerging Markets Equity Model (EMM1).

MSCI’s 2016 Market Classification Review

Webinar on the results of MSCI’s 2016 Market Classification Review, taking place on June 15, 2016.

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