MSCI Offers a Broad View of Its Global Real Estate Index Performance
MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) , a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, today launched the MSCI Real Estate Index Module. This module gives access to over 180 MSCI indexes, bringing more comprehensive coverage of the global real estate market, including direct and publicly listed real estate.
“We’ve seen growing interest in this asset class and an evolving shift in the way investors now view real estate as a foundational building block of a modern portfolio. This new module aims to provide a holistic view of market performance across all types of real estate,” said Alain Dubois, Head of Index Product Development for MSCI. “We believe this will become a valuable tool for institutional investors for use in their real estate asset allocation, portfolio construction and investment strategy.”
MSCI also expanded its factor index suite with the addition of 25 MSCI Core Real Estate Factor Indexes that use single factors to tilt the MSCI Core Real Estate Indexes.
In addition to the MSCI Core Real Estate Factor Indexes, the module includes:
- MSCI Core Real Estate Indexes, which target “pure” real estate. These indexes focus on companies directly involved in real estate ownership, development and management.
- IPD Direct Property Indexes, which are designed to represent the combined performance of physical real estate markets in 25 countries. These indexes aim to provide transparency with regard to the investment returns of global property markets.
- The MSCI Sector Real Estate Indexes, constructed from the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes, are based on Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) classifications that reflect the global real estate opportunity set.
- MSCI US REIT Indexes, MSCI’s flagship real estate index family. This group of indexes is comprised of the stocks of large-, mid- and small-cap US equity REITs.
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