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Implications of the Removal of Russia From MSCI Indices

Russian shares to be removed from MSCI indices due to market accessibility issues.
T. Rowe Price,  March 2022

What has happened?

MSCI announced that it would remove Russian securities from its indices after markets close on Wednesday, March 9, at a price “that is effectively zero.”

This followed consultation with a number of market participants and was made in direct response to the difficulties of market accessibility.

The action has implications for investments that track several MSCI indices, including the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

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