MSCI Barra series focuses on high dividend yields

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US index provider MSCI Barra has released a new series of indexes based on high dividend yielding securities. The MSCI High Dividend Yield Indices may be used as the basis for structured products in the future, MSCI says.

The new indexes reflect the performance of the high dividend yield opportunity set that can be replicated in institutional and retail portfolios, says New York-based Ken O'Keeffe, executive director at MSCI Barra.

The indexes aim to objectively reflect the high dividend yield

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