The Morningstar Global Equity Index family consists of securities from 24 developed and 21 emerging markets. These indexes are designed to capture the fundamental characteristics of global equity markets and provide accurate benchmarks for performance measurement.
The Morningstar Global Equity Indexes track the performance of world markets through a portfolio of highly investable, liquid stocks. Each index can be used as a discrete building block for product creation and efficient portfolio construction, encouraging asset allocations across geographic regions and countries. The index family covers 97% of the market cap in each developed and emerging market. Morningstar uses a structured review process to build each index, screening for countries with a high level of transparency, market regulation, and operational efficiency, as well as the absence of broad-based investment restrictions.