The MSCI ACWI (All Country Wor ld Index) Equal Weighted Index equally weights the securities in the MSCI ACWI Index (MSCI ACWI Cap-Weighted Index), which is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. In the MSCI ACWI Equal Weighted Index, each security has the same weight, meaning that the weight of each security is set to unity on the rebalancing date. Between two rebalancings, the weight of securities will deviate from the equal weight based on the performance of each security. MSCI rebalances the MSCI ACWI Equal Weighted Index in the same schedule as its International Standard Indices (February, May, August and November).
As of May 27, 2010, the MSCI ACWI Index consisted of 45 country indices comprising 24 developed and 21 emerging market country indices. The developed market country indices included are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The emerging market country indices included are: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.
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