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MSCI Global Index Lens

Updated on a monthly basis, the MSCI Global Index Lens (GIL) provides online access to a wide range of global equity market index data. GIL features numerous flagship MSCI indexes such as the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and MSCI ACWI, along with an extensive suite of country and regional indexes across Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets.
 
GIL offers in-depth risk and return analysis for the MSCI indexes covered, including:

  • Current and historical sector and country breakouts, current and historical index fundamentals, top 10 index constituents, top and bottom 10 index performers

GIL also includes coverage of a broad sampling of the MSCI Value & Growth, Islamic, Equal Weighted and Minimum Volatility Indexes.

GIL is available for pension plans, endowments, foundations, consultants and qualified wealth managers.

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MSCI CONSTITUENT HISTORY


The historical data available for the constituents of the MSCI Global Equity Indexes is broad and deep, providing over 40 years of Developed Markets (DM) and Asia Pacific Markets (AP) history and over 25 years of Emerging Markets (EM) history. This comprehensive history of the global investable Indexes universe is ideal for anyone wishing to back-test investment strategies.

View the MSCI Constituents History factsheet

MSCI Market Open Index File

The MSCI Market Open Index (MOI) files help clients price or replicate MSCI indexes more efficiently intraday and at market close.

The files are delivered at the close of the day prior to market open and contain data points, such as index divisors, index and security dividend points and intraday number of shares. "Interim index constituents" are also included to capture the impact of corporate events on the index, eliminating the need for clients to refer to Price Adjustment Factors (PAFs) for index calculation.

The MSCI Market Open Index files are complementary to existing MSCI files and are available at no additional cost to clients that are licensed to receive the corresponding MSCI data modules.

Three packaged options are available to meet various client preferences:

  • MOI add-on 'Core' security package, available direct and/or through vendors. For clients that automate the processing of a large number of MSCI core indexes.
  • MOI Integrated Client File (ICF) package, available direct and/or through vendors. For clients receiving MSCI Custom and Thematic & Strategy Indexes.
  • MOI single index file(s), available direct (no IT pre-processing necessary). For clients receiving a limited number of indexes. Each file contains one index, for a given currency and index variant (price, net or gross).


Facilitates index replication

Disseminated after market close (t-1), the market open index file gives a complete description of the index constituents for the next day’s (t) market open and intraday in a consistent and easy to use format. It also provides a list of index changes effective as of the next market close (t) for the following market open (t+1).


Enhances index pricing procedures

Data points such as index divisors help value MSCI indexes intraday while dividend points show index dividends expressed as a fraction of the index level.

Certain intraday corporate events are captured as "interim constituents" that explicitly show the impact of the event on the index price level.

Clients wishing to receive Market Open Index data for more than 10 - 15 indexes should use the Core or the ICF packages.

MSCI UNEXPECTED MARKET CLOSURE INDEX VARIANT

The index variant may be of interest in connection with the trading of MSCI index-linked listed equity derivatives (futures and options) in case of unexpected market closure events (‘market disruptions’) on the monthly and quarterly expiry days of the derivatives. This index level variant may be referred to by exchanges that are licensed to list MSCI index-linked futures and options in cases of unexpected market disruption event, e.g. a Typhoon impacting the Philippines and leading to market closure.
 

Overview:
  • The new index level variant will be calculated in case a market is unexpectedly closed.
  • MSCI will determine the MSCI Indexes for which the new index level variant will be calculated only at the monthly and quarterly expiry dates for the related MSCI Index-linked futures.
  • On the day of an expiry of a derivative, MSCI will use an automated algorithm to detect unexpectedly closed markets using volume data.
  • Prior to the futures' expiry date, MSCI will not monitor unexpected market closure events or calculate the additional variant for indexes.
  • If a market is unexpectedly closed on an expiry date, MSCI will calculate the index level variant.
  • On the day the market reopens the closing price for the index variants will be based on the prices for the unexpectedly closed market of that reopening day and the prices for other markets of the expiry day.

 

Purpose:
  • Helps to avoid mismatches between the final settlement prices published by exchanges and the hedging positions required to be entered by traders in case of unexpected market closes

 

For further information please refer the below documents:
Methodology | Technical Documentation

MSCI INDEX FUNDAMENTAL DATA MODULE

The Index Fundamental Data Module provides access to the fundamental data components that make up industry leading MSCI Indexes, including MSCI factor indexes in a transparent manner.

MSCI Earliest Index History Dates

Q2 2009 - including dates from 1969 to 2005.

Index definitions

Refer to this useful guide on key index definitons.

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