Industry Classification – GICS

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Description

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) is an industry taxonomy developed by MSCI and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) for use by the global financial community. The GICS structure consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 68 industries and 154 sub-industries into which S&P has categorized all major public companies. The system is similar to ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark), a classification structure maintained by Dow Jones Indexes and FTSE Group.

Metadata

  • Code: 6 digits
  • Sector
  • Industry Groups
  • Sub-Industries

Source

  • MSCI

License

  • GICS is licensed by McGrawHill