Index Insights

Does your index really do what
it says on the tin?

The proliferation of index investing has spawned a huge number of indices offering exposure to a full range of asset classes, regions, sectors, style factors and more.

Investors now have more choice than ever when implementing asset allocation views. But with such a vast spectrum of indices available, selectivity is key.

Index Insights aims to lift the lid on index construction, to uncover the impacts of composition changes and highlight key differences between similar exposures.

Capital at risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of the investment and the income from it will vary and the initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.

Investing in European equity
Europe is the most complex developed market, and selectivity is key to late-cycle investing.
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MSCI Saudi Arabia inclusion

Karim Chedid, iShares EMEA Investment Strategy and Ross Finlayson, Head of iShares EMEA Equity Product Strategy, discuss the recent inclusion of Saudi Arabian equities in MSCI Emerging Market indices.

Bloomberg Barclays China bond inclusion

Wei Li, Head of iShares EMEA Investment Strategy, and Vasiliki Pachatouridi, Head of iShares EMEA Fixed Income Product Strategy, discuss the recent inclusion of Chinese bonds in Bloomberg Barclays fixed income indices.

MSCI China A shares Inclusion

Wei Li, Head of iShares EMEA Investment Strategy, interviews Thomas Taw, Head of iShares APAC Investment Strategy, on the inclusion of China A Shares in MSCI indices.

Japan equity index insights
When comparing the MSCI Japan and MSCI Japan IMI indices, there are 4 main things to consider.
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