FTSE Saudi Arabia Index Series

Our Saudi Arabian Indices are designed to showcase the performance of Saudi Arabia’s equity market.

Our FTSE Saudi Arabian Indices are designed to represent the performance of Saudi Arabian companies that are available to domestic investors and Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs). The Series includes two different indices, which both cover eligible Saudi stocks listed on Tadawul’s Main Market.

FTSE Saudi Arabia Indices

Designed for QFIs, constituents exclude companies that are restricted from foreign investment. As QFIs also face foreign ownership limits (FOL), the constituents of the Saudi Arabian Indices are weighted by the lower of free float and FOL.

Saudi Arabia tells a story of change. Asthe leading energy exporter continues to pursueplans to diversify its economy away from oil.This video looks at the FTSE-Saudi Arabia Net Total Return Index.The index is designed to reflectthe performance of large and midsized capitalizationSaudi Arabian companies listed onTadawul's main market andis suitable for international investors.Foreign ownership limitations are applied to the index inline with the qualified foreign investor QFI program.The index is underpinned witha comprehensive index methodology,powered by FTSE Russell, a leading index.The index universe starts withthe Saudi listings on the Tadawul main market,where FTSE Russell's rigorousglobal equity in Middle East and Africa.Thresholds are applied to listings to determinethe eligible stock universeonce the investment universe has been established.Investability screens are applied todetermine a given securities free float,foreign ownership limit liquidity and minimum size.The companies that meet FTSE Russell criteriaare available for inclusion in the index.The FTSE-Saudi Arabia NTR indexis a market capitalization rated index.While Saudi Arabia's economy is largely dependent on oil,the country's oil companies tendto be majority owned by the government.As such, energy stocks havecomparatively little representation inSaudi Arabia's equity market.The most heavily weighted industry in the FTSE-Saudi Arabia NTR index is financials,which comprise half of the top ten index constituents.Semi annual reviews in March and September ensurethe index benefits fromFTSE Russell's global best practice standards ofindex governance so that investorsalways have the most accurate representation ofthe Saudi Arabian equity market andtheir exposure is predictable and well informed.FTSE Russell's index expertise and products are usedextensively by investors globally. For over 30 years,leading asset owners, asset managers,ETF providers and investment have chosen FTSE Russellindices to benchmark their investment performanceand create investment funds.ETFs, structured products and index based derivatives.Amidst Saudi Arabia's wideranging social and economic reformstowards its 2030 vision.The FTSE Saudi Arabia NTR Index stands as a gatewayoffering international investors withunparalleled access to this ever evolving landscape.

FTSE Saudi Arabia Free Indices

Designed for Saudi domestic investors, constituents are weighted by free float. The FTSE Saudi Arabia Free All Cap Index provides the broadest coverage in the series by including large, mid and small cap companies, while the FTSE Saudi Arabia Free Index includes large and mid cap companies.

We also offer a Shariah compliant Saudi Arabian Index, the FTSE IdealRatings Saudi Arabia Free All Cap Islamic Index, which reflects the performance of Shariah compliant Saudi Arabian equities.

All of our Saudi Arabian indices are available as part of our FTSE GCC Index Coverage:

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