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The U.S. market has always been at the center of the global equity opportunity set at MSCI and we believe it is important to view the U.S. through a global lens. MSCI USA makes up 54% of MSCI ACWI and is part of our modern, seamless, and global index framework which gives clients consistency across markets and ensures best practices in investability, replicability and cost efficiency.


THE U.S. MARKET REPRESENTS MORE THAN 50% OF THE GLOBAL EQUITY OPPORTUNITY SET


  
MSCI USA REPRESENTS THE MODERN INDEX STRATEGY



MSCI USA INDEX DAILY PERFORMANCE

FLAGSHIP BENCHMARKS
  • MSCI USA: Designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments; aims to represent ~85% of the US market
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA  Investable Market Index (IMI):  Designed to measure the performance of the large, mid and small cap segments; aims to represent ~99% of the of the US market Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA All Cap Index:  Designed to capture the broad US equity market; includes constituents across large, mid, small and micro capitalizations
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA Large Cap Index:  Measures the performance of the large cap segment of the US market
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA Mid Cap Index:  Measures the performance of the mid cap segment of the US market
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA Small Cap Index:  Measures the performance of the small cap segment of the US market
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA Micro Cap Index:  Measures the performance of the micro cap segment of the US market
    Performance | Factsheet
  • MSCI USA Sector Indexes:  Designed to individually measure the performance of all sectors of the US market as measured by the industry leading [Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)] system
APPLICATIONS

The MSCI ACWI Index provides a broad global equity benchmark to support:

  • Asset allocation: Consistent, complete representation that captures the full spectrum of the global equity opportunity set, without home bias.
  • Performance measurement and attribution: The industry-leading benchmark for global mandates, with regional, country, sector and other subsets available for more targeted investment mandates.
  • Research: A trusted source for global equity markets and underlying security-level data for sell-side research.
  • Investment product development: May be licensed for use as the basis for structured products and other index-linked investment vehicles, such as ETFs and ETNs.
     

A BUILDING BLOCK APPROACH

MSCI USA Indexes are part of the modern index strategy offering a building block approach with a rules-based, consistent and transparent methodology.

Using MSCI ACWI as a framework to build portfolios helps to avoid unintended bets and risks.

Robust foundation allows investors to measure exposure to all sources of equity returns using a single global framework.

 


MSCI USA

The MSCI USA Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the US market. With 637 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in the US.

MSCI USA ALL CAP

The MSCI USA All Cap Index captures broad US equity coverage. The index includes 3,510 constituents across large, mid, small and micro capitalizations, representing about 99% of the US equity universe.

MSCI USA SMALL CAP

The MSCI USA Small Cap Index is designed to measure the performance of the small cap segment of the US equity market. With 1,858 consituents, the index represents approximately 14% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in the US.

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