Features and contents
Offers increased clarity, better structure and universality to meet the needs of the investment industry.
Covers virtually any equity-related security an investment professional will encounter. A rigorous and transparent rules-based methodology enables accurate and relevant classification, ensuring low inter-sector correlation in any stage of the economic cycle.
Provides a standardized basis for analysis, stock selection and performance measurement. It aligns with investment research and analysis, numerous exchange-traded products, and services developed by analytical data vendors. It can also be used to drive a search engine or enhance existing data sources.
Adopted by stock exchanges around the world including NYSE Euronext, NASDAQ OMX, London Stock Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Singapore Stock Exchange, Athens Exchange, Cyprus Stock Exchange and Kuwait Stock Exchange.
|Relevant to investors||
The first and second level Industry and Supersector tiers are designed to reflect and facilitate sector-based investment strategies. Additional granularity is provided at the third and fourth level Sector and Subsector tiers.
Independent management combined with input from research teams based in each major region allows ICB to reflect the global industrial landscape and provides the reassurance of accurate representation and continued growth and monitoring of the market.
|Accurate and timely||
The accuracy, quality and timeliness of the data make it a very reliable reference source for validation, compliance and other reporting processes.
|Efficient and effective||
A single data source, which removes the need for users to maintain individual databases or undertake costly and time-consuming sector research.