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STOXX Limited is the Benchmark Administrator of the Omnient Indices. As such, wherever STOXX is mentioned on this page and across the Omnient website, it refers to STOXX Limited as the Benchmark Administrator of the Omnient Indices.

Methodology

Withholding Taxes

Dividend payments are included in the appropriate indices as net dividends:
Net dividend = declared dividend less withholding tax as indicated below

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Dissemination

The STOXX indices are disseminated Monday through Friday between 0:00 and 22:15 CET, according to the following calendars:

  • STOXX Europe Calendar: every weekday except January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Monday, December 25th and December 26th. This is the default calendar for any index, unless differently specified in the index guide.
  • STOXX US Calendar: every weekday except January 1st, Good Friday and December 25th.
  • STOXX Japan Calendar: every weekday except January 1st.
  • STOXX Target Calendar: every weekday except January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1st, December 25th and December 26th.
  • STOXX Eurex Calendar: every weekday except January 1st, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1st, December 24th, December 25th and December 26th.
  • STOXX Specific Calendar: Index specific calendars which cannot be associated to any of the above defined STOXX Calendars. In this case the dissemination days are specified in the relevant index methodology and are subject to STOXX approval.

The Dissemination calendar per index can be found in the Vendor Code sheet available in the Data Vendor Codes section of Omnient Website.

2017

  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Apr. 14, 2017 – Good Friday
  • Apr. 17, 2017 – Easter Monday
  • Dec. 25, 2017
  • Dec. 26, 2017 – Boxing day

The complete list of non-trading days by Exchange for 2017 is available in PDF format.

2018

  • Jan 01, 2018
  • Mar. 30, 2018 – Good Friday
  • Apr. 02, 2018 – Easter Monday
  • Dec. 25, 2018
  • Dec. 26, 2018 – Boxing day

Sector Classification ICB

The Industry Classification Benchmark groups companies that have similar primary revenue sources.

There are ten industries, and derived from these – in increasingly finer classifications – there are 19 supersectors, 41 sectors and 114 subsectors.

Each stock in the investable stock universe is uniquely classified, based on the company’s primary revenue source, in one of the 114 subsectors. Consequently, it is automatically and uniquely classified into one of the 41 sectors, one of the 19 supersectors and one of the ten industries.

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Country Classification

The STOXX Country Classification Model is rules-based and transparent. The model is the first in the industry to exclude any subjectivity from the process. Our five criteria for the classification of a country as a developed or emerging market include macroeconomic data, market cap, market liquidity, free currency convertibility on onshore and offshore markets and restrictions on capital flows. The data sources for these diverse criteria are well known and independent global organizations (International Monetary Fund, World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers).

STOXX continuously monitors countries throughout the year. Countries may be added or removed at any time from the watch list based on several factors, including economic, infrastructure and political events.

A formal reassessment of all country classifications is done annually in Q1, when a final classification assignment decision is made for each country. A public announcement of any classification changes resulting from the annual reassessment is released latest by April of each year. Implementation of the classification changes occurs with the quarterly index review in Q3 of the same year.

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Results of the STOXX Country Classification Review 2018-Q1Download >Download >
STOXX Regional Classification effective Sep. 24, 2018Download >Download >
Results of the STOXX Country Classification Review 2017-Q1Download >Download >
STOXX Regional Classification effective Sep. 18, 2017Download >Download >

Rulebooks

The consistently high-quality standard of our indices is based on the STOXX Index Guides. They set clear and binding rules for the development, calculation, regular review and adjustment of the STOXX index family. The STOXX Index Guides guarantee objective operation and provide transparency and reliability – typical STOXX qualities that support investors and simplify investment decisions.

Generic GuidesFile
Omnient General Principles and Calculation GuideDownload >
Omnient Big Data and Cloud Computing 60 Index GuideDownload >