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Main characteristics

Bloomberg Code WOWAXPC
Inception Date 01/10/2007
Return Type Price Return
Currency EUR
Calculated By Solactive


The WOWAX indices are two benchmarks of the  world watersector. The World Water Market Cap Adjusted Index and the World Water Index tracks the performance of a hypothetical basket of Shares of Companies which have the biggest share of their revenues in either or several of the following investment clusters: Water Utilities, Water Infrastructure, Water Treatment. The Shares are selected based on a quantitative model designed by RobecoSAM AG. The Index is calculated, in EUR and USD, in each case Price Return and Net Total Return, and published by Solactive AG and is sponsored by Société Générale.


The WOWAX indices are two benchmarks of the world watersector. The WOWAX indices consist of the largest companies in the fields of water utilities, water infrastructure and water treatment. WOWAX is an equally weighted benchmark on quarterly basis.WOWAXcw is a market-cap weighted benchmark, with a cap at 10% so as to maintain an efficient diversification (i.e. no stock can weight more than 10% in the benchmark). WOWAX  indices are rebalanced every quarter and an index review takes place every six months.

The World Water CW (WOWAXcw) (EUR - PR) (The “Index”) is the property of SG, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index. S&P® is a registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”) and these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices Custom” and its related stylized mark(s) are service marks of S&P Dow Jones Indices and have been sublicensed for certain purposes by SG. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index. The financial instruments based on the World Water CW (WOWAXcw) (EUR - PR) are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by RobecoSAM and RobecoSAM shall not have any liability with respect thereto. The compilation agreement between Société Générale and RobecoSAM is solely for their benefit and not for the benefit of the owners of any product linked to the World Water CW (WOWAXcw) (EUR - PR) or any other third parties.

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