Moscow Exchange index rebranding nears completion
On 21 January 2019, the rebranding of Moscow Exchange’s suite of indices will be completed. New names and codes will be rolled out for the whole MOEX index offering pursuant to updates introduced to the methodologies of the equity indices and bonds indices. The changes will be implemented on both the Exchange’s website and through external data providers.
In November 2017, the Exchange announced a new name of Russia’s major stock market benchmark, the MOEX Russia Index (formerly the MICEX Index), and its new ticker IMOEX. The name of the RTS Index remained unchanged. The USD-denominated RTS Index and the RUB-denominated MOEX Russia Index include the same constituent stocks with the same weightings.
The rebranding of MOEX indices is aimed at growing the Group’s brand awareness and enhancing brand value, as well as improving consistency of Moscow Exchange and the whole Russian financial market across the Russian and international professional community and private investors.
The indices’ tickers are used on the Exchange’s website, in bulletins, the Equity & Bond and Derivatives Markets trading systems, the Informational and Statistical Server (ISS), data products (end-of-day and historical data) as well as in the FAST streams.
The indices and the identifiers that will be changed can be viewed here.