All index performance information has been obtained from third parties and should not be relied on as being complete or accurate. Indices are shown for comparison purposes only. While an investor may invest in vehicles designed to track certain indices, an investor cannot invest directly in an index.
Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index
The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index tracks investment grade government and corporate bonds globally.
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. With 846 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
MSCI EMU Index
The MSCI EMU Index (European Economic and Monetary Union) captures large and mid cap representation across the 10 Developed Markets countries in the EMU. With 247 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of the EMU.
MSCI Japan Index
The MSCI Japan Index is a capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Japanese market. With 321 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in Japan.
MSCI USA Index
The MSCI USA Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the U.S. market. With 632 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in the United States.
S&P 500 Index
The S&P 500 is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks from a broad range of industries. The component stocks are weighted according to the total market value of their outstanding shares.
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