MSCI’s thematic investment framework is highly customizable and can be quickly adapted to a variety of products and models. Institutional and high-net-worth investors alike use different approaches to implement thematic investing into their investment process—including thematic allocation to act as a hedge for existing positions; an implicit underweighting to companies facing disruption; a source of uncorrelated returns and diversification.
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A top-down investment approach, designed to capitalize on opportunities created by macroeconomic, geopolitical and technological trends that are both structural and transformative in nature.Learn More
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Our thematic indexes directly capture the theme using a rules-based methodology that is scalable and flexible.Learn More
Indexing Change: Understanding MSCI Thematic Indexes
In this paper, we review the concept of thematic investing and discuss the differences between it and the factor and ESG investment processes.Download PDF