Magni Country Governance Indexes

Most active and passive approaches to international portfolio construction ignore the fact that every country has unique legal, regulatory, and economic infrastructures. The resulting differences in individual country economies have implications for equity valuations. If country-level information impacts financial projections and those projections are very important to investment decisions, country-level information should impact investment decisions. At Magni, we have a repeatable process for turning this research into investment information by scoring all investible countries in the world based on their demonstrated record of good governance. Simply put, Countries Matter™.

Good Governance = Honesty and Transparency

The more honest and transparent a country is with its citizens, businesses, and investors, the more wealth is created in the country. Economic studies have shown that countries which have an open, honest, and transparent economy outperform those that do not. Magni created the Sustainable Wealth Creation principles to enable the collection and organization of country level data about the proven ability of respective economic infrastructures to deliver honesty and transparency. The resulting information can be used when making investment decisions.

Behavior is More Important than Intent

Just because laws and regulations are in place does not mean that they are enforced. A key factor in determining good governance is behavior versus intent, and this is where Magni is most differentiated from other similar types of research organizations.

Measuring good governance is not easy. When deciding on metrics for good governance, there must be a method to determine the adherence to good governance practices in an objective and repeatable manner. We believe adherence requires qualitative metrics. The use of public information enables widespread and overlapping assessments that in turn lead to more uniform and more complete understanding of the realities in a country. A common, objective scale with discrete levels helps assure repeatable and meaningful insights when converting qualitative information into numbers for investment decisions.

A Long-Term Research Track Record

Country information, especially qualitative information, is not easy to find, organize or incorporate into the investment decision-making process. Magni's research database contains data on 280 Qualitative Sovereign Factors grouped into 12 Economic Standards and updated monthly over the past 16 years. Research on the Qualitative Sovereign Factors is accumulated to determine a score for each Economic Standard and then combined into an overall Magni Country Score. The higher the country score, the greater the adherence to the Sustainable Wealth Creation principles, the greater the weighting in the index.

With Magni Country Governance Indexes, investors now have easy access to this research. The Indexes are based on the Magni Country Score for adherence to good governance behaviors.

To request our research publications, or for media inquiries, contact us at info@magniglobal.com. Please visit our website at indexes.magniglobal.com and follow us on Twitter @MagniGlobal.

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Magni Country Governance Index — Emerging Markets (MAGEM)

Magni Country Governance Index — EM seeks to track the level of good governance in the countries Magni considers to be among the emerging markets. Research focuses on each country's legal, regulatory, and economic infrastructure to assess the level of good governance. The research results in a score for each country which determines the country weights in the index.

 

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Magni Country Governance Index — Emerging Markets

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Overview

TickerMAGEM
Inception Date4/28/17
Index Calculation/ PublicationINDXX
HoldingsCountry-level ETFs
# of Holdings16
RebalanceSemi-annually (June/Dec)
Weighting SchemeModified, Magni Country Score

 


Portfolio Holdings as of 6/30/17, in alphabetical order

BrazilMexico
ChilePeru
ChinaPhilippines
ColombiaPoland
IndiaRussia
IndonesiaTaiwan
KoreaThailand
MalaysiaTurkey
MAGEM

Magni Country Governance Index — EAFE (MAGEAFE)

Magni Country Governance Index — EAFE seeks to track the level of good governance in the countries Magni considers to be among developed markets outside the US and Canada. Research focuses on each country's legal, regulatory, and economic infrastructure to assess the level of good governance. The research results in a score for each country which determines the country weights in the index.

 

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Magni Country Governance Index — EAFE

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Overview

TickerMAGEAFE
Inception Date4/28/17
Index Calculation/ PublicationINDXX
HoldingsCountry-level ETFs
# of Holdings19
RebalanceSemi-annually (June/Dec)
Weighting SchemeModified, Magni Country Score

 


Portfolio Holdings as of 6/30/17, in alphabetical order

AustraliaJapan
AustriaNetherlands
BelgiumNew Zealand
DenmarkNorway
FranceSingapore
GermanySpain
Hong KongSweden
IrelandSwitzerland
IsraelUnited Kingdom
Italy
MAGEAFE

Magni Country Governance Index — All Country World ex US (MAGACWX)

Magni Country Governance Index — ACWX seeks to track the level of good governance in the countries Magni considers to be in the non-US investible universe. Research focuses on each country's legal, regulatory, and economic infrastructure to assess the level of good governance. The research results in a score for each country which determines the country weights in the index.

 

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Magni Country Governance Index — ACWX

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Overview

TickerMAGACWX
Inception Date4/28/17
Index Calculation/ PublicationINDXX
HoldingsCountry-level ETFs
# of Holdings36
RebalanceSemi-annually (June/Dec)
Weighting SchemeModified, Magni Country Score

 


Portfolio Holdings as of 6/30/17, in alphabetical order

AustraliaIndiaPeru
AustriaIndonesiaPhilippines
BelgiumIrelandPoland
BrazilIsraelRussia
CanadaItalySingapore
ChileJapanSpain
ChinaKoreaSweden
ColombiaMalaysiaSwitzerland
DenmarkMexicoTaiwan
FranceNetherlandsThailand
GermanyNew ZealandTurkey
Hong KongNorwayUnited Kingdom
MAGACWX
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