MSCI World Index Sector Weightings

The table below lists the historical sector weightings of MSCI World Index. The weightings are calculated using the holdings of iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH). In September 2017, Financial companies had the largest weight in the index, followed by Information Technology companies. Note: Real Estate sector used to be part of the Financials sector but was separated as its own sector in August 2016.

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MSCI World Index - Sector Weightings



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