MSCI, perhaps the most respected provider of investable global
indexes, will add five stocks to its All-Country World Index (
), while pulling eight from the broad global equities benchmark as
part of its quarterly review of specific constituents.
The three largest additions to the MSCI Global World Index
measured by full company market capitalization are U.S.-based
Camden Property Trust and Realty Income Corp, and Israel-based
Mellanox Technologies, the company said in a press release.
The two additions to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index measured by
full company market capitalization are Korea-based Amoreg and
Brazil-based Marcopolo, MSCI said.
The changes are likely to be closely followed, given the
company's claim that $7 trillion in assets are benchmarked to its
indexes globally. One of the biggest exchange-traded funds using
the firm's indexes is the $54 billion Vanguard MSCI Emerging
Markets Index (NYSEArca:VWO).
All the changes, which are now posted on the company's website,
will be implemented on Aug. 31, the company said.
Among some of the various changes that will take place with its
various indexes are:
- MSCI Frontier Markets Indices, which will have one addition
to and no deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. The
security added to the MSCI Frontier Markets Index is PetroVietnam
- MSCI Global Small Cap Indices, which will have seven
additions and 26 deletions from the MSCI ACWI Small Cap
MSCI Global Investable Market Indices, which will have no
additions and 22 deletions from the MSCI ACWI IMI.
- MSCI Global All Cap Indices:There will be no additions and 22
deletions from the MSCI All Cap Index.
- MSCI Global Islamic Indices:Fifty-one securities will be
added and 22 will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index.
The three largest additions to the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index are
U.S.-based Phillips 66, Intuitive Surgical and Alexion
Pharmaceuticals. There are two additions and no deletions from
the MSCI Gulf Cooperation Council Countries ex-Saudi Arabia IMI
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