MSCI Launches Global Capital Markets Index

April 25, 2005 ( - MSCI has launched the MSCI Global Capital Markets Index, which combines the components of the MSCI All Country World Equity Index and the MSCI Global Total Bond Index.

The indices – which combine both stocks and bonds across the global markets – are combined on a market capitalization weighted basis, and attempt to provide an objective representation of the global capital markets for research, communication and benchmarking, according to the company. The index currently covers over 11,000 securities with a total capitalization of more than $40 trillion.

The MSCI Global Capital Markets Index is now being distributed to over 500 client organizations across the world, including asset managers, broker dealers, asset owners and private banks, as part of the MSCI MAC Basic Index and MAC Enhanced Index products, the company said.

MSCI ( ) is a provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund indices, and related products and services.