The Index aims to track the performance of a basket of companies that have a distinct portion of their business and revenue derived from the field of Artificial Intelligence, and the potential to grow within this space through innovation and/or market adoption of their products and/or services.
The index is comprised of companies which are publicly traded on various stock exchanges around the world that are exposed to the "Artificial Intelligence" theme as defined by ROBO Global®. ROBO Global® created and maintains a unique database of companies across the globe that have a portion of their business and revenue associated with Artificial Intelligence and enabling technologies. The ROBO Global® Industry Classification currently identifies 11 subsectors of the Artificial Intelligence theme that present a suitable level of product and technology maturity to carry high growth and returns potential.
A company is only eligible for inclusion in the Index if it is of a sufficient size (determined by reference to the total market value of its shares) and it is sufficiently "liquid" ( a measure of how actively its shares are traded on a daily basis). Within the Index, companies are weighted according a modified AI-factor weighting scheme. The Index is rebalanced quarterly in March, June, September and December.