NASDAQ Global Index Family Semi-Annual Rebalance Leads to 234 More Indexes

NASDAQ Global Index Family Semi-Annual Rebalance Leads to 234 More Indexes Updated: 9/22/2014

Effective September 22, 2014, NASDAQ OMX will launch 234 additional indexes as a result of our semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ Global Indexes.

The comprehensive NASDAQ Global Index FamilySM covers international securities segmented by geography, sector, and size. The NASDAQ OMXtransparent and rules-based selection method results in a complete representation of the global investable equity marketplace. The indexes cover 45 individual countries within Developed and Emerging Markets, and facilitate a multitude of tracking, trading, and investing opportunities. 

The NASDAQ Global Index (NQGI) benchmark provides broad exposure for more than 98% of investable large-, mid-, and small-cap securities. The family is further broken down across segments, regions, countries, sectors, and capitalization size. Our free float-adjusted, market cap-weighted methodology utilizes ICB classifications–resulting in indexes calculated as Price Return, Total Return, and Net Total Return.

As explained in the index methodology, the NASDAQ Global Indexes are evaluated semi-annually in March and September. Following the initial evaluation upon launch of the Global Index family, any indexes that contained less than five Index Securities were not launched. After the September evaluation of the index family, 234 of these indexes have met the index methodology requirements and will be launched on Monday, September 22, 2014.
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