Understanding the MSCI ACWI Ex-U.

S.. The MSCI ACWI Ex-U.S. Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that captures large- and mid-cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries (excluding the United States) and 24 Emerging Markets (EM) countries*. With 10,049 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the global equity opportunity set outside the US.

The MSCI ACWI Ex-U.S. Index is constructed using a bottom-up approach, starting with the selection of eligible securities in each market. Eligible securities must have full foreign exchange rate (FX) convertibility, meet minimum size and liquidity requirements, and be classified as either a Large or a Mid cap according to the size breakpoints in each market. The MSCI ACWI Ex-U.S. Index is weighted by float-adjusted market capitalization. How much of MSCI ACWI is us? According to the MSCI website, as of May 2019, the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) had a weighting of 58.6% for the United States. This means that approximately 58.6% of the index is composed of U.S. stocks. What is ex US index? The ex US index is a stock market index that includes companies from countries outside of the United States.

Is Acwi an ETF?

Yes, the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI) is an exchange-traded fund that tracks a broad benchmark index of stocks from around the world. The index includes over 2,700 stocks from over 50 countries, representing large- and mid-cap companies across a variety of sectors. ACWI is one of the largest and most popular international ETFs, with over $50 billion in assets under management.

How does MSCI make money?

MSCI makes money through the sale of its research, data, and analytical products and services. The company also generates revenue from the licensing of its indexes and investment decision-making tools. In addition, MSCI earns income from consulting services that it provides to institutional investors. How much of MSCI ACWI is small cap? MSCI ACWI is an index that covers both developed and emerging markets. Small cap stocks make up a small portion of the index, with the exact percentage depending on the individual index constituents. However, small cap stocks tend to be underrepresented in global indices like MSCI ACWI, due to their limited market capitalization.