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 http://www.msci.com/products/indices/size/standard/index_review.html.
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 Index. 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 deletion.