Index changes, global trading opportunities loom

$100 billion of equities will change hands as MSCI and FTSE adjust their indices.

For two years leading investment index vendors FTSE and Morgan Stanley Capital International MSCI have laid the groundwork to bring their products up to date, in the process creating unprecedented trading requirements for investors and potential opportunities for hedge fund managers. Over the course of the next month those changes will finally begin to take place, prompting analysts once more to forecast the anticipated action in the market.

In the case of MSCI alone, says Benjamin Bowler, director of equity derivatives strategy at Merrill Lynch in Tokyo, passive investors will be required to conduct $100 billion of equities trades involving thousands of securities. On top of that, more investors who reference the MSCI indices,...

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model.

Registered readers now have the opportunity to read 5 articles from our award-winning website for free.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team subscription (2-5 users), or office-wide licences.

To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222

Article limit is reached.

Hello! You have used up all of your free articles on FinanceAsia.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team subscription (2-5 users), or office-wide licences. To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222