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S&P Dow Jones Indices proposes new methodology for DVRs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

S&P Indices LLC has proposed a new methodology for BSE's benchmark Sensex, 200 and 500 over the treatment of multiple share classes for their inclusion in the indices.

Further, it has sought comments from the members of the investment community regarding the proposal till tomorrow.

"S&P Indices is conducting a consultation with members of the investment community on a potential methodology change to the S&P Sensex, S&P BSE 200, and S&P BSE 500 indices regarding the treatment of multiple share classes for index inclusion," it said.

As per the proposed methodology, Differential Voting Right (DVRs) would be eligible for index inclusion provided that the ordinary share class is part of the index and DVR outstanding are greater than 10 per cent of the ordinary outstanding.

In addition, the DVRs must individually satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

"DVRs satisfying the index eligibility criteria are aggregated with the company's common stock and index construction is done based on the aggregated company data," S&P Indices said.

"If the proposed change had been incorporated into the December 2016 rebalancing, there would have been an additional one-way turnover of approximately 0.4 per cent for the S&P BSE For the S&P BSE 200 and S&P BSE 500, there would have been no impact," it added.

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of S&P Global, provides investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets.

BSE's indices are operated by Asia Index, an equal venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and the BSE.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:32 IST