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MSCI releases new indexes focused on disruptive innovations

Written by Staff on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 7:10 am

fintech icon on abstract financial technology background © Monsit Jangariyawong /123RF Stock Photos The MSCI Inc. is launching a new set of indexes focusing on disruptive innovation, building on the index provider’s megatrend index suite.

The new indexes will focus on companies in fields like autonomous technologies, genomics, fintech and next generation internet.

The new indexes will use insights from ARK Investment Management, a firm specializing in analyzing disruptive innovation in public markets.

“Technological advances, health crises, scientific discoveries, and changes in business and consumer behaviour continue to transform global dynamics,” said Stephane Mattatia, head of thematic indexes at the MSCI, in a press release. “Investors are increasingly demanding innovative tools that enable them to better identify growth from these economic and societal transformations. Thematic investing continues to be an area of growth and focus for our clients, and we are therefore pleased to announce the launch of these new indexes as well as our collaboration with ARK Invest.”

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