Solactive Battery Value-Chain Index
The Index aims to track the performance of a basket of stocks of companies that are providers of certain electro-chemical energy storage technologies and mining companies that produce metals used to manufacture batteries.
The Index is comprised of companies which are publically traded on various stock exchanges around the world that are either (i) mining companies that produce metals that are primarily used for manufacturing batteries or (ii) companies that develop electro-chemical energy storage technology (i.e. battery technology) and produce batteries. A “battery” is a device consisting of one or more electro-chemical cells that are capable of generating electrical energy from chemical reactions. A company is only eligible for inclusion in the Index if (1) it is of a sufficient size (determined by reference to the total market value of the proportion of its shares that are publically traded) and (2) it is sufficiently “liquid” (a measure of how actively its shares are traded on a daily basis).
The universe of companies out of which the Index selection is made is refreshed annually in May. However, the Index is reconstituted semi-annually in May and November in accordance with the full selection criteria and all companies are equally weighted within the Index. On a monthly basis, the weight of each company is assessed and, if any of them exceeds 15% of the Index, the weights of all companies are adjusted so that they are again equally weighted within the Index.