As part of the regular quarterly Index review process that takes effect after the close of business on March 19, 2021, the Exposure Factor for the existing constituent Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure (AY US) will be raised to 1.0 from 0.5. Also, the following stocks will be added to the Index (with the Exposure Factor in parenthesis): Array Technologies Inc (ARRY US) (1.0), Sunworks (SUNW US) (1.0), Soltec Power Holdings SA (SOL SM) (1.0), Fastned BV (FAST NA) (1.0), Luoyang Glass Company Limited-H (1108 HK) (1.0), GCL New Energy Holdings Ltd (451 HK) (1.0), XINTE ENERGY Co-H (1799 HK) (0.5), Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group (1250 HK), (0.5), United Renewable Energy (3576 TT) (1.0), TSEC Corp (6443 TT) (1.0), Motech Industries Inc (6244 TT) (1.0), Giga Solar Materials Corp (3691 TT) (1.0), Anji Technology Co Ltd (6477 TT) (1.0), Hanwha Solutions Corporation (009830 KS) (0.5), Shinsung E&G Co Ltd (011930 KS) (0.5), Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd (DORL IT) (1.0), Enlight Renewable Energy (ENLT IT) (1.0), and Energix-Renewable Energies Ltd (ENRG IT) (0.5). There are no stock deletions from the Index and no other changes.
MAC Solar Index Consultation Regarding Revised Index Methodology
March 11, 2021 – MAC Solar Index is conducting a consultation with market participants on a proposal to update the Index methodology, as seen in the attached document. There are a number of proposed changes, including but not limited to: (1) raising the minimum float-adjusted market cap for initial inclusion in the Index to $250 million from the current $150 million, (2) changing to a 3-month rather than 1-month minimum average daily average of $750,000 for initial inclusion in the Index, (3) imposing specified minimums for continued inclusion in the Index of $125 million of float-adjusted market cap and a 3-month average daily trading value of $375,000, and (4) implementing environmental and governance screens. We are also soliciting feedback on whether there should be any measures adopted that seek to limit ownership of the constituent stocks that are listed in any particular country or all countries allowed by the Index methodology.
For reference, the March 2021 quarterly Index review that takes effect after the close on March 19, 2021, will occur under the current methodology. Any changes in the Index methodology contemplated by this Index consultation will not take effect until some time after the March rebalance. See the current Index methodology at https://macsolarindex.com/methodology/.
1. Please provide feedback on all aspects of the Index methodology and proposed changes, and suggest any other changes that should be considered.
2. What would be the best timing for implementing this proposal if MAC Solar proceeds?
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