Intro - MSCI High Dividend Low Volatility Indexes
What are the MSCI High Dividend Low Volatility Indexes?
MSCI High Dividend Low Volatility (HDLV) indexes are designed to contain a fixed number of liquid securities with sustainable and persistent high dividend yield, while aiming to keep volatility of the indexes low.
Why should you consider MSCI High Dividend Low Volatility Indexes?
Price return versions of HDLV indexes could be used for structured products, as high dividends and low volatility may allow for more attractive pricing. Total return versions may offer improved risk-adjusted return vs benchmark, through increased dividend pay-outs and lowered risk (as measured by volatility).
How are the MSCI High Dividend Low Volatility Indexes constructed?
For each region / country, simplified construction process can be illustrated as follows.
Larger global indexes (e.g. world, ACWI) are constructed by combining regional indexes as described above.