MSCI International Equity Indexes

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MSCI International Equity Indices Chris & Brendan
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What are they? Indices covering 56 markets primarily for indexing and benchmarking purposes for institutional investors Maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International/Barra (MSCI) Used to benchmark over $3 trillion by 2,200 institutions worldwide
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MSCI Indices Used as the benchmark for 90% of all international equity assets under management in the U.S. Geographically Specific (Pacific Index) Sector Specific (Telecom, Manufacturing) Asset Class Specific (Large or Mid Cap) Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds)
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Uses How well did a fund manager perform relative to a benchmark? Did components of fund managers portfolio outperform the sector indices? Is composition of fund managers portfolio consistent with MSCI EAFE weights? Should I buy ETFs rather than mutual funds if manager consistently underperforms MSCI?
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Also used for… Research Asset Allocation Basis of index linked products like ETFs, index funds, futures and options
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Source: http://www.indexrecord.com/msci.html Global Stock Indices
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2008 for the course BUS 426 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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