A summary of the March 2019 FTSE/JSE quarterly index review, effective Monday 18 March 2019.
TOP 40 CHANGES
At the March 2019 index review we see Gold Fields and Anglo American Platinum entering the Top 40 index while Life Healthcare and Reinet Investments are excluded. According to the index rules, a security will be included in the index if it rises to position 35 or above, when the eligible securities are ranked by investable market capitalisation. A security that falls to position 46 or below will be excluded. The same constituent change is also applicable to the equally weighted version of the Top 40 index.
HOW IT WORKS
Index changes are triggered entirely by index rules. An index has a very clearly defined methodology and calculation method as specified by the index provider (eg FTSE/JSE, MSCI, S&P Dow Jones). There are specified rebalancing periods - FTSE/JSE indices are rebalanced quarterly in March, June, September and December.
There are various elements of the index calculation that can change, for example a company's number of shares-in-issue can change, or there can be a change in the investability of the share (how much of the company's shares trade freely on the exchange). All these changes impact the weight of the share in the index. Satrix will replicate these changes so that the funds you invest in always mimic the index you want to track.
SUMMARY OF INDICES SATRIX TRACKS
Below we highlight the change in constituents that will be applied to the FTSE/JSE index series at the March 2019 review.
Two of our sector ETFs (Satrix Indi 25 and Satrix Resi 10) track capped indices.
Capping is applied at 30% and this means that no company in the index will have a weighting higher than 30% at index review dates.
THE MID CAP INDEX
Following the top 40 companies, this next segment of medium caps has approximately 60 companies. The FTSE/JSE Mid Cap Index has the following changes this quarter.
THE RAFI 40 INDEX
The constituents of the FTSE/JSE Rafi 40 index are only reviewed once a year, in March. A capping of 10% is applied to this index at each quarterly review. The annual constituent review resulted in the following changes:
View our Products page for the details of constituents of all Satrix products.
POSTED : 15 MARCH 2019