Invest in companies positioned to benefit from the proliferation of data, a defining theme of the 21st century.
Motif Data-Driven World Total Return Index
Base Date: August 16, 2013, return data prior to January 9, 2019 for the Index is based on hypothetical performance data derived using the Index rules as of January 9, 2019, but applied retroactively using historical stock position levels. You should not take the hypothetical return data of the Index as an indication of the future performance of the Index. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and may be lower or higher than current performance. Investing in financial products inolves risks to be considered prior to making any investment decision. An investment in a financial product linked to the Index should only be made after a review of companies included in the Index and such financial product linked to the Index, including a review of the risks associated with such companies or product. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
An investment in the companies identified by the Data-Driven World theme or in financial products linked to such theme should only be made after a review of such companies or products, including a review of the risks associated with such companies or products.
The Motif Data-Driven World Index is designed to deliver exposure to companies with common equity securities listed on exchanges in certain developed markets that may benefit from the on-going rapid increase in electronically recorded data in the world and its impact on the lifecycle of data delivery and processing. This lifecycle includes the recording, transmission, storage and processing, securing and analysis of data. The focus of the Index is to identify and weight companies that are originating data solutions, as well as companies that are deploying data solutions to solve business problems.
The Data-Driven World Index is separated into multiple innovations, each of which relate to a part of the data lifecycle. The innovations are:
Internet of Things: the innovation represents companies that may benefit from the development of the “Internet of Things”. For the purposes of the Index, “Internet of Things” refers to the collection of
consumer and industrial network-connected devices beyond traditional appliances.
Data Infrastructure: the innovation represents companies that may benefit from the expansion
in physical infrastructure to transmit and store data. For the purposes of the Index, “Data Infrastructure” refers
to the range of hardware components needed for transmission and storage of large quantities of data, such
as routers and switches, wired and wireless transmission networks, and high-density storage.
Big Data: the innovation represents companies that may benefit from the development of Big
Data technologies. For the purposes of the Index, “Big Data” refers to the set of soware technologies associated with the storage, processing and analytics of large-scale structured and unstructured data.
Cybersecurity: the innovation represents companies that may benefit from the need to secure
data in an online world. For the purposes of the Index, “Cybersecurity” refers to the practice of ensuring the
integrity, confidentiality and availability of information.
Artificial Intelligence: the innovation represents companies that may benefit from the development of “Artificial Intelligence.” For the purposes of the Index, “Artificial Intelligence” refers to the ability of
a machine to perform cognitive tasks typically associated with human brains, such as perception, reasoning,
learning, interacting with the environment and problem solving.
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