The iSTOXX Global Megatrends Select 50 Index tracks companies that are exposed to a defined set of demographic and technological megatrends that are expected to change the world as we know it. Final index screens select stocks with the lowest volatilities and highest dividend yields.
The index constituents are linked to one or more of the following themes: Infrastructure, Sharing Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Housing Construction, Next Generation Telecoms, Millenni-als, Fintech, Silver Economy. These companies or components of their business lines are posi-tioned to benefit from long-term structural trends as their products and services are necessary to cater the needs of the growing populations and the citizens of the future and are expected to play a key part in addressing the challenges of rapid urbanization and growth consumerism globally. Revere (RBICS) data allow a detailed breakdown of the revenue sources of the eligible companies, helping this index to select companies with substantial exposure to the respective themes.
Environmental, Social and Governance considerations are also taken into account in the selection process as the index excludes companies in breach of UN Global Compact principles, and those involved with weapons, adult entertainment, gambling, oil & gas, thermal coal, nuclear power and tobacco.
The final composition list is made up of the 50 companies from the pre-selected universe that have the lowest volatilities and highest dividend yields, observing caps in the representation of ICB sectors and countries to ensure diversification.
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Top 10 Components
|Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.||Health Care||JP|
|Verizon Communications Inc.||Telecommunications||US|
|AURIZON HOLDINGS||Industrial Goods and Services||AU|
|China Steel Corp||Basic Resources||TW|
|RED ELECTRICA CORPORATION||Utilities||ES|
|Bank of New York Mellon Corp.||Financial Services||US|
|MEDTRONIC PLC||Health Care||US|