MSCI Index Rebalance Predictions

MSCI is announcing their index rebalance on Thursday. We predict the rebalance will have 13 additions and 16 deletions with MSCI Japan facing 4 deletions and 1 addition.

We think KINNEVIK B (SE)NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP (JP)NGK INSULATORS (JP) are going to be deleted from MSCI World with the largest impact (roughly 3 weeks Additional Daily Volume [ADV]), but pre-positioning can be observed as their short interest steadily increased over the past 1-3 months.

On the addition side, we think that STANTEC Inc (+17% over the past 2 months and announcing earnings on Wednesday), SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES (+12%) and ZENSHO HOLDINGS CO (+20% over the past 2 months) will be included in the index with impact estimated ranging from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. It’s interesting to note that ZENSHO HOLDINGS CO had a 17% dip from a high of 7632 JPY on 01/08 to 6514 JPY on 02/08 and is releasing earnings on Thursday as well.

ORTEX also predicts that ROBINHOOD and CONFLUENT will be added with low impact.

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