The Global 100 process begins each year on October 1, when the starting universe for the index is established.  Companies in the starting universe are put through four screens, and the companies that emerge constitute the Global 100 Shortlist.  Companies in the Shortlist are then scored on the priority KPIs for their particular GICS Industry.  The top overall performers from each GICS Sector are named to the final Global 100, subject to the number of slots reserved for each GICS Sector.

The Global 100 index (which is equally weighted) commenced on February 1, 2005. From inception to December 31, 2014, it delivered a total return of 90.76%, compared to 96.98% for its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index. This is the first year-end that the Global 100 Index has fallen behind its benchmark, in large part due to the rising U.S. dollar, as 81 per cent of Global 100 constituents trade in non-US denominated currencies, versus approximately 50% for the MSCI ACWI. The Global 100 is calculated by Solactive, the German index provider.  It is available on Bloomberg under the ticker <CKG100 Index> and on Reuters under the ticker <.CKG100>.

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