Notice No.   20160216-14   Notice Date   16 Feb 2016
Category   Index   Segment   Equity
Subject   Methodology Change - S&P BSE SENSEX

India, Mumbai, Tuesday, February 16, 2016: Asia Index Private Limited announced today that it will make the following change to the index methodology for the S&P BSE SENSEX.


Effective with the June 2016 rebalance, the following changes are being applied to the index:



Current Methodology

New Methodology

Eligible Universe

All common equities listed at BSE Ltd. (excluding companies classified in Z group, listed mutual funds, companies suspended on the last day of the month prior to review date, companies objected by the Surveillance Department of BSE Ltd. and those that are traded under a permitted category and SME category) are considered eligible.

S&P BSE SENSEX will be derived from S&P BSE 100


The methodology document located on the Asia Index Private Limited website ( is being updated to reflect this change.


For more information, please contact us at




Asia Index Pvt. Ltd is a 50-50 partnership between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, the world  s largest provider of financial market indices, and BSE Ltd, Asia  s oldest stock exchange and home to the iconic SENSEX index - a leading indicator of Indian equity market performance. Asia Index Pvt. Ltd, which combines the benchmarks, market intelligence, and insights of both parent companies, each established more than 115 years ago, aims to provide a full array of indices enabling global and domestic investors to participate in South Asia  s vibrant economies. The Company is best known for calculating, publishing, and maintaining a diverse family of Asian indices under the umbrella brand, S&P BSE Indices.


About BSE Ltd


BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.)    Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia  s first & fastest   Stock Exchange with the response time of 200 microseconds and one of India  s leading exchange groups and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad shareholder-base which includes two leading global exchanges, Deutsche Bourse and Singapore Exchange as strategic partners. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing. BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small-and-medium enterprises (SME). BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments. Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on BSE platform and provides full novation guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed on the BSE Platform. BSE Institute Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of BSE, runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), a subsidiary of is one of the two central depository services in India.


About S&P Dow Jones Indices


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Feb 16, 2016