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Widely accepted among investment researchers, portfolio and asset managers as one of the most commonly used industry classifications in the world, the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) and its methodology have helped pave the way for sector based investing by providing transparency and efficiency to the investment process.

Developed by Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra, GICS consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 68 industries and 154 sub-industries.

For more information about GICS please contact Client Services at 212-438-2046 or email

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