MSCI Equity Indices February 2013 Index Review
GENEVA -- February 13, 2013
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics
and corporate governance services, announced today the results of the February
2013 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices – including the MSCI
Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indices, as well as
the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI
Frontier Markets Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global
Islamic Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indices, the MSCI
US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, as well as the MSCI China A
Indices. All changes will be made as of the close of February 28, 2013. These
changes have been posted on MSCI’s web site at
MSCI Global Standard Indices: Four securities will be added to and two
securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Index. The only addition to the
MSCI World Index is Japan Exchange Group. The three additions to the MSCI
Emerging Markets Index are People’s Insurance Co H (China), New China Life
Insurance H (China) and Greentown China Holdings (China).
MSCI Global Small Cap Indices: There will be one addition to and twelve
deletions from the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index.
MSCI Global Investable Market Indices: There will be two additions to and
eleven deletions from the MSCI ACWI IMI.
MSCI Global All Cap Indices: There will be no additions to and 7 deletions
from the MSCI World All Cap Index.
MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices: As part of the Quarterly Index Reviews,
securities added to or deleted from the MSCI Global Standard Indices are added
to or deleted from the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices. At the February
2013 Index Review, People’s Insurance Company H (China) will be added to both
the MSCI Global Value Index and MSCI Global Growth Index with a VIF (Value
Inclusion Factor) of 0.5 and a GIF (Growth Inclusion Factor) of 0.5
respectively. Japan Exchange Group (Japan), New China Life Insurance H (China)
and Greentown China Holdings (China) will be added to the MSCI Global Growth
MSCI Frontier Markets Indices: There will be no additions to or deletions from
the MSCI Frontier Markets Index.
The MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Index will have no additions and one
MSCI Global Islamic Indices: Thirty three securities will be added to and 24
will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index. The three largest additions
to the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index are Qualcomm (USA), Abbvie (USA) and Express
Scripts (USA). There are five additions to and one deletion from the MSCI Gulf
Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries ex Saudi Arabia IMI Islamic Index.
MSCI US Equity Indices: There will be no additions to or deletions from the
MSCI US Large Cap 300 Index.
There will be no securities added to and two securities will be deleted from
the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index.
Two securities will be added to and no securities will be deleted from the
MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index. The additions to the MSCI US Small Cap 1750
Index are Allscripts Healthcare and Donnelley (Rr) & Sons.
There will be no additions to and no deletions from the MSCI US Micro Cap
For the MSCI US Investable Market Value Index, there will be one addition and
no deletions or downward changes in VIF. For the MSCI US Investable Market
Growth Index, there will be no additions or upward changes in GIF, and one
MSCI US REIT Index: There will be two additions to and no deletions from the
MSCI US REIT Index.
MSCI China A Indices: There will be no additions to and no deletions from the
MSCI China A Indices.
The results of the February 2013 Quarterly Index Review of the MSCI Pan-Euro
and MSCI Euro Indices as well as the MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indices
have also been posted on MSCI’s web site at www.msci.com.
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