âThe new MSCI High Dividend Yield Indices respond to the needs of investment professionals for benchmarks that reflect the performance of the high dividend yield opportunity set and that can be replicated in institutional and retail portfolios,â said Ken OâKeeffe, Executive Director at MSCI Barra. âThe MSCI High Dividend Yield Indices include high dividend yielding securities that have demonstrated a sustainable and persistent dividend.â
MSCI Barra will offer High Dividend Yield Indices based on the following MSCI Equity Indices (âParent Indicesâ): MSCI World, MSCI World ex Australia, MSCI EAFE, MSCI Europe, MSCI EMU, MSCI KOKUSAI, MSCI Pacific and MSCI US Investable Market 2500 Indices. Eleven years of index and security level history will be available for the above MSCI High Dividend Yield Indices. In addition, the MSCI High Dividend Yield methodology can be applied to any MSCI Parent Index, based on client demand.