MSCI, the world’s premier provider of international indices, launched this series of China-focused indices to include China-based companies whose shares are not listed in China and are not yet in any MSCI China indices, including firms such as Baidu (China’s Google). The MSCI Overseas China Indices are designed to capture the investable universe of Chinese securities outside Greater China, covering Chinese securities listed on the NYSE Euronext – New York, Nasdaq, New York AMEX and the Singapore Exchange. MSCI Overseas China Indices are a departure from MSCI’s approach to China up to now, where the company’s existing indices focused on securities listed on exchanges in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and excluded those listed in New York or Singapore. The indices employ similar size and liquidity requirements to the MSCI China Indices that are constructed under the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes (GIMI) methodology. In addition, the MSCI Overseas China Indexes exclude companies formed through reverse merger and on the SGX Watch List. The MSCI Overseas China Indexes are reconstituted annually and reviewed on a quarterly basis for size migration. At each quarterly rebalancing, buffer rules are applied to help maintain index stability and minimize turnover.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 3400 companies and 60 indices. Index coverage includes:
- All China Indices, China Free Overseas Indices, Golden Dragon Overseas Indices, International Indices, Overseas China Indices, Zhong Hua Indices, etc.
Some of the data items available include:
- Company Items – Adjusted Price/Factor/Value, Classification Description, Closing Number of Shares, Corporate Actions Event, Dividend Ex Date, Dividend Per Share Gross/Net, Dividend Points, Domestic Inclusion Factor, Domestic Net Return, Exchange Rate, Free Float Factor, Gross Adjustment Factor/Return, Group Entity Code, Index Code. Industry Codes, Investable Factor/Market Value/Weight, ISIN Code, Issuer Code, Market Value, MSCI Code, Net Adjustment Factor/Return, Next Day Codes, Opening Investable Market Value/Weight in Index, Opening Market Value, Price Return, Sector Code, Sedol Code, Share Class, Shares Outstanding, Sub-Industry Classification Code, Time Series ID, Total Return, Unadjusted Price, Value of Quotation Lot Size, etc.
- Index Items – Adjusted Market Capitalization, Current Internal Growth Rate (V/G), Estimated Daily Yield, Gross Index, Gross Index Base Date, Market Capitalization, Net Index, Nextday Opening Market Capitalization, Number of Constituents/Group Entities/ Issuers, Opening Market Capitalization, Price Index, Price Index Base Date, Price to Book Value per Share, Price to Cash Earnings, Price to Earnings per Share Ratio, Return on Equity, Trailing Earnings per Share, Yield, etc.