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“It’s impossible to be subject to political influence. The indices are a means to an end. The indices reflect the accessibility and demands of investors around the world”


Henry Fernandez, the head of MSCI, tells the Financial Times there was “zero politics” in its decision to raise Chinese stocks’ weighting in its flagship emerging markets index from less than 1% to 3.3%. Some fund managers have criticised the move based on corporate governance standards in China.

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