Why the Emerging vs. Developed Market Classification Matters - A Spotlight on Korea and Pakistan
MSCI invites you to a webinar where we will demonstrate how misclassifications between Emerging and Developed Markets can significantly impact the costs and characteristics of a portfolio tracking the index.
We will explore the main reasons why Korea remains an Emerging Market based on the views and requirements of institutional investors consulted by MSCI Research.
We will show how—for nearly 25 years—a vast majority of investors have relied on the MSCI classification framework that is based on three dimensions of a country’s market: 1) its economic development, 2) the size and liquidity of its equity markets, 3) the accessibility of its financial markets to foreign investors.
Agenda Topics Include:
- Review of the key criteria determining the MSCI market classification scheme across different investment universes
- Issues and requirements pertinent to institutional investors when potentially migrating a country from Emerging Markets to Developed Markets status
1. Results of MSCI‘s in-depth research on global and local markets
2. MSCI’s consultations with the investment community
- Why Korea is categorized as an Emerging Markets country; why Pakistan is considered a Frontier Markets country
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