Msci usa imi utilities
The MSCI USA Investable Market Index (IMI) Utilities
is designed to capture the large, mid and small cap
segments of the US equity universe. All securities in the index are classified in the Utilities sector as per the
Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®).
Cumulative Index Performance — Gross Returns (Feb 1999 – Feb 2014) — USD
Index Performance — Gross Returns (%) (February 28, 2014)
Index Risk and Return Characteristics (February 28, 2014)
2 Based on monthly gross returns data
The MSCI USA IMI Utilities was launched on Jun 05, 2007. Data prior to the launch date is back-tested data (i.e. calculations of how the index might have performed over that time period had the index
existed). There are frequently material differences between back-tested performance and actual results. Past performance -- whether actual or back-tested -- is no indication or guarantee of future
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Index MethodologyThe index is based on comprehensive and consistent approach to index constructionthat allows for meaningful global views and cross regional comparisons across all market capitalization size, sector and style segments and combinations.
This methodology aims to provide exhaustive coverage of the relevant investment opportunity set with a strong emphasis on index liquidity, investabilityand replicability. The index is reviewed quarterly—in February, May, August and November—with the objective of reflecting change in the underlying equitymarkets in a timely manner, while limiting undue index turnover. During the May and November semi-annual index reviews, the index is rebalanced andthe large, mid and small capitalization cutoff points are recalculated.
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