MarketGrader Global Health Care Leaders Index


The MarketGrader Global Health Care Leaders Index consists of the world’s 100 most fundamentally sound companies with the best growth prospects in the Health Care sector, according to MarketGrader’s ratings. Its constituents are selected from across all the eligible developed or emerging markets countries listed below.

Eligible Developed Economy Countries

AustriaHong Kong SARNetherlandsSwitzerland
BelgiumIrelandNew ZealandTaiwan
CanadaIsraelNorwayUnited Kingdom
DenmarkItalyPortugalUnited States

Eligible Emerging Economy Countries

ArgentinaEgyptMalaysiaSaudi Arabia
BrazilHungaryPakistanSouth Africa

The Index’s constituents are selected based on MarketGrader’s Score, which rewards companies with above average growth and strong quality characteristics, without overpaying for their shares. The Index’s objective is to give investors access to the very best companies in what MarketGrader considers to be one of the world’s secular growth sectors, Health Care, regardless of company domicile or listing, providing all constituents pass strict size and liquidity filters.

Base Date

December 31, 2007

Publication Date

May 31, 2021

No. of Constituents


Minimum Market Cap

USD 500 million

Minimum Liquidity

3-Month Average Daily Trading Volume of USD 2 million


The Index is free-float market cap weighted, with the total weight of any single constituent capped at 5% of the entire Index weight at each rebalance. Additionally, no constituent may have a weight, at each rebalance, of less than 0.25% of the entire Index.

Geographic Exposure

All Eligible countries in the Developed and Emerging markets according to the Index Rulebook. However, no more than 20 companies may be domiciled in Emerging Economies and no more than 10 companies may be domiciled in a single country classified as an Emerging Economy.¹

Rebalance Frequency

Semi-annually on the third Friday of March and September

Index Codes

MGGHCPR — Price Return
MGGHCNR — Net Total Return
MGGHCTR — Gross Total Return

¹ The Index's definition of Developed and Emerging Economies is based on the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook Database.


Introduction to the Index
Global Health Care Leaders Index Presentation Link

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