The S-Network ITG Agriculture IndexSM (Ticker: AGRI) is designed to serve as a fair, impartial and transparent measure of the performance of the Global Agriculture Industry.It embodies certain characteristics that distinguish it from other indexes that attempt to cover the same industry.
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index contains only those companies engaged in agriculture and excludes companies engaged in packaged food production and distribution. Accordingly, it includes only those companies that produce agricultural commodities and products and services essential to the production of agricultural commodities
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index embraces agriculture companies from around the world. As a result, the index reflects the different factors driving the ongoing development of the industry, including important development initiatives in key emerging markets.
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index strives to include all companies over a certain size that are significant participants in the global agriculture industry. The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index is a composite index and includes companies engaged in the following agricultural sectors: a) Seeds, Chemicals and Fertilizers, b) Equipment and Irrigation, c) Commodity Agricultural Products and d) Livestock Producers.
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index includes only those companies that are principally engaged in the global agriculture industry. To be included in the index, a company must generate at least 50% of its revenues from its participation in the agricultural sector. Overall, the S-Network ITG Agriculture Index generates well over 75% of its total revenues from agriculture-related activities.
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index depends on a clearly defined rules-based methodology, which is overseen by an impartial Index Committee. Little discretion is exercised in compiling the Index and a pre-defined screening protocol assures a consistent, transparent and arms-length compilation process.
The S-Network ITG Agriculture Index is supported by extensive data, including the wide dissemination of real time prices, extensive historic data and important information about constituent stocks.