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Factor Indexes performance scorecard

Factor Indexes performance scorecard

MSCI has designed a family of factor indexes that reflect the performance of equity “risk premia” factors (Minimum Volatility, Yield, Quality, Momentum, Value, Size) across global geographies. In addition to single factor indexes, MSCI also offers multi-factor indexes which aims to give institutional investors a foundation for implementing multi-factor strategies transparently and efficiently. MSCI factor indexes are built using MSCI’s Barra Risk Factor Models used by sophisticated investors for several decades.


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MSCI Factor Index performance heatmap

MSCI Factor Index performance heat map


MSCI Factor Performance Heatmap

Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI ACWI Index -11.42% 3.19% 4.41% 0.10% -8.94% 5.98% 5.75% 5.86% 9.05%
MSCI ACWI Minimum Volatility Index -10.60% 2.87% 2.26% -1.20% -7.46% 2.45% 6.27% 7.13% 10.47%
MSCI ACWI High Dividend Yield Index -13.63% 3.17% 1.49% -3.65% -14.46% -0.01% 2.95% 4.23% 7.99%
MSCI ACWI Quality Index -5.42% 2.32% 5.24% 6.76% -0.81% 20.57% 12.04% 10.81% 12.79%
MSCI ACWI Momentum Index -7.47% 1.08% 5.19% 3.83% -1.11% 12.53% 11.78% 10.14% 13.43%
MSCI ACWI Enhanced Value Index -18.15% 3.31% 1.81% -7.93% -19.48% -5.29% -1.75% 0.27% 5.51%
MSCI ACWI Equal Weighted Index -13.84% 2.67% 3.18% -4.66% -13.78% -2.57% 0.37% 1.94% 5.91%
MSCI ACWI Factor Mix A Index -11.00% 2.92% 3.61% -0.12% -8.60% 6.01% 6.36% 6.88% 10.07%
MSCI ACWI Diversified Multiple Factor Index -12.63% 3.07% 4.44% -0.93% -10.86% 2.87% 3.42% 4.55% 9.96%
Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI World Index -10.87% 3.60% 4.90% 1.08% -7.95% 7.37% 6.50% 6.44% 9.90%
MSCI World Minimum Volatility Index -10.48% 3.06% 2.80% -0.52% -6.68% 4.28% 6.94% 8.04% 11.05%
MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index -12.59% 3.78% 2.21% -2.01% -13.30% 0.31% 2.89% 4.52% 8.87%
MSCI World Quality Index -5.11% 2.60% 5.72% 7.41% -0.29% 20.87% 12.85% 11.41% 13.55%
MSCI World Momentum Index -6.64% 2.34% 5.80% 4.84% -0.07% 13.62% 12.92% 11.24% 14.10%
MSCI World Enhanced Value Index -18.12% 4.42% 3.06% -7.47% -18.97% -4.98% -1.09% 0.28% 6.36%
MSCI World Equal Weighted Index -14.10% 4.58% 5.57% -3.02% -13.62% -0.72% 1.84% 3.51% 8.01%
MSCI World Factor Mix A Index -10.79% 3.29% 4.17% 0.52% -7.93% 7.17% 7.05% 7.52% 10.82%
MSCI World Diversified Multiple Factor Index -12.14% 3.69% 5.46% -0.14% -10.10% 3.77% 3.92% 4.87% 10.54%
Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI Emerging Markets Index -15.44% 0.15% 0.79% -6.88% -15.90% -4.02% 0.22% 1.25% 2.82%
MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index -10.54% 0.66% -0.69% -3.91% -12.91% -7.63% 0.48% -0.08% 4.92%
MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Index -17.55% -0.31% -0.99% -9.27% -20.85% -10.67% -1.00% -1.37% 2.15%
MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Index -13.73% 0.66% 0.11% -5.92% -14.10% -1.31% -0.19% 1.05% 4.28%
MSCI Emerging Markets Momentum Index -8.90% 0.12% 5.72% 0.47% -7.46% 6.76% 6.37% 3.25% 6.67%
MSCI Emerging Markets Enhanced Value Index -18.29% 0.28% -1.42% -8.03% -20.64% -10.33% -4.33% -0.19% 2.25%
MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Weighted Index -13.54% 0.46% 0.45% -6.58% -13.99% -5.58% -2.33% -1.15% 1.63%
MSCI Emerging Market Factor Mix A Index -14.29% 0.55% -0.28% -6.43% -16.08% -6.63% -0.72% 0.40% 3.72%
MSCI Emerging Markets Diversified Multiple Factor Index -15.19% 0.15% -0.57% -6.89% -16.75% -2.19% -0.65% 0.55% 3.81%
Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI Europe Index -15.95% 4.50% 4.65% -4.93% -15.89% -3.94% -1.10% 0.62% 5.78%
MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility (EUR) Index -12.58% 4.68% 3.72% -2.80% -10.73% -0.32% 1.47% 2.91% 7.95%
MSCI Europe High Dividend Yield Index -19.17% 5.83% 3.59% -8.17% -20.29% -7.14% -1.40% 0.24% 5.73%
MSCI Europe Quality Index -8.54% 3.18% 5.01% 2.30% -7.37% 9.12% 4.58% 4.92% 9.43%
MSCI Europe Momentum Index -7.10% 3.76% 6.94% 3.39% -3.27% 11.46% 5.34% 5.37% 10.77%
MSCI Europe Enhanced Value Index -21.82% 5.81% 4.38% -10.34% -22.89% -10.34% -5.73% -2.80% 3.14%
MSCI Europe Equal Weighted Index -17.63% 6.25% 5.89% -6.77% -17.72% -5.18% -2.18% 0.62% 5.69%
MSCI Europe Factor Mix A (EUR) Index -14.69% 4.37% 4.22% -4.05% -14.09% -1.70% 0.19% 1.93% 7.00%
MSCI Europe Diversified Multiple Factor Index -15.71% 4.74% 4.74% -4.72% -15.02% -2.29% -0.55% 1.91% 8.47%
Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index -12.52% -1.12% -1.15% -5.25% -12.06% 0.30% 1.69% 2.26% 5.53%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Minimum Volatility Index -11.07% 0.23% -1.07% -4.70% -12.68% -6.87% 0.82% 0.49% 6.66%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan High Dividend Yield Index -16.25% -2.05% -4.72% -10.16% -18.78% -8.94% -1.13% -0.93% 4.64%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Quality Index -9.99% -0.11% -0.39% -2.42% -8.36% 4.94% 3.67% 3.92% 7.35%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Momentum Index -1.24% -0.20% 5.33% 5.85% 1.66% 11.89% 6.97% 3.65% 8.22%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Enhanced Value Index -17.71% -0.76% -3.66% -8.85% -19.23% -9.77% -5.16% -0.27% 5.53%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Equal Weighted Index -10.83% -0.36% -0.56% -4.97% -10.53% -2.03% -1.06% -0.42% 3.60%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Factor Mix A Index -12.27% -0.33% -1.33% -5.06% -12.94% -3.35% 0.79% 1.61% 6.20%
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Diversified Multiple Factor Index -10.19% -0.64% -1.68% -3.13% -10.86% 0.56% 1.25% 2.10% 6.33%
Gross Performance as of 05/29/2020 in USD
Index name Sell Off 1W 1M 3M YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y
MSCI USA Index -9.09% 3.36% 5.20% 3.94% -4.35% 13.45% 10.43% 9.84% 13.22%
MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index -10.97% 4.02% 4.37% 0.50% -5.49% 6.70% 10.04% 10.70% 13.89%
MSCI USA High Dividend Yield Index -11.64% 4.10% 2.89% 0.33% -10.55% 3.97% 5.98% 8.28% 12.70%
MSCI USA Quality Index -5.08% 3.09% 5.93% 8.10% 0.59% 22.92% 15.46% 13.70% 15.78%
MSCI USA Momentum Index -7.50% 2.41% 5.99% 4.91% 0.80% 14.38% 14.16% 13.65% 16.36%
MSCI USA Enhanced Value Index -18.93% 4.25% 3.62% -6.01% -18.32% 0.39% 2.59% 3.83% 10.44%
MSCI USA Equal Weighted Index -13.97% 4.71% 6.33% -1.38% -10.97% 3.95% 5.79% 6.35% 11.79%
MSCI USA Factor Mix A Index -10.28% 3.68% 4.87% 2.30% -6.02% 11.24% 10.49% 10.45% 13.80%
MSCI USA Diversified Multiple Factor Index -12.47% 3.59% 5.34% 0.11% -9.18% 7.75% 5.36% 6.57% 12.63%

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Disclaimer

  • All returns over 1 year are annualized.
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  • Sell off refers to a tipping point where pandemic fears reached a peak and a sharp decline in the market started to be observed (02/17/2020 -> 05/29/2020)

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Key indicators of factor performance

Key indicators of factor performance

Factors have outperformed in the long run compared to the wider market. However, factors have historically been cyclical to broad and changing market conditions, such as macro environment, valuations, recent performance trends and risk sentiment.

We study the performance of factors in various economic regimes and present it across these key pillars.


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Exposures from MSCI’s adaptive multi-factor allocation model

Exposures from MSCI’s adaptive multi-factor new scorecard

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Key highlights

  • The macro cycle pillar indicated a mixed signal between contraction and recovery and overweighted value, low volatility and quality, based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s ADS Index and the PMI.
  • The valuation pillar overweighted value, low size and yield, based on the valuation gap compared to an equal-weighted factor mix in the context of nearly 30 years of a factor’s history.

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