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GICS®

Jointly developed by S&P Global and MSCI to meet the global financial community's need for one complete, consistent set of global sector and industry definitions, GICS® provides a complete, consistent set of global sector and industry definitions and has become the standard widely recognized by market participants worldwide.

Global Industry Classification Standard

Gain transparency into sector-based investing with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) methodology to:

  • Organize sell-side research and reporting around industry data without geographic limitations
  • Effectively identify niche findings in emerging markets

GICS Direct

As equity investments have become more globally focused, the importance of industry sectors has increased as countries’ borders have decreased. In an ever-flattening world marketplace, you need an edge. That’s where you’ll find GICS Direct—your powerful resource to determine whether stock movements are locally based or part of a broader macro trend. Zero in on your investment opportunity to assess the impact of a changing global economy on your portfolio, compare companies within accurate sectors and industries and identify investment opportunities in developed and emerging markets.

GICS History

GICS History provides a robust solution to assist clients in their statistical analysis, back-testing and historical performance attribution. It includes relevant data to support research and reporting around industry data without any geographic limitations found in other classification systems. GICS History Data includes historical company-level GICS codes and descriptions, company name, and common identifiers.

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