MSCI Saudi Arabia Indexes
To address the needs of international investors for meaningful benchmarks for Saudi Arabia and its regional peers, we have launched the MSCI Saudi Arabia Indexes, which represent the performance of Saudi Arabia's investment opportunity set and the MSCI GCC Countries International Indexes, which represent the performance of the Gulf region countries investment opportunity set.
The MSCI Saudi Arabia Indexes are standalone market indexes that follow MSCI's consistent and internationally recognized Global Investable Market Indexes (GIMI) methodology using our Emerging Markets size and liquidity requirements.
The MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25-50 Index applies the investment limits required of regulated investment companies, or RICs, under the current US Internal Revenue Code and is designed to measure the performance of the large, mid and small cap segments of the Saudi Arabia market.
Sebastien Lieblich, Global Head of Index Management Research comments on the opening of the Saudi Arabian Stock Market to direct foreign investment, and its potential implications for the inclusion of the MSCI Saudi Arabia Index in the MSCI Emerging Markets.