The index consists of 25 stocks from across Europe, the US and Asia, selected according to a methodology established by Citigroup and S&P to pick stocks with the highest performance potential on a relative and an absolute basis. The index is calculated and maintained by S&P.
On a historical basis, the Index had an average annualised return of 13.5% p.a. between June 1996 and April 2006, outperforming the S&P Global 1200 index by 4.28% p.a. on average.