The AI-42 INDEX™

AI is a revolutionary technology with the potential for significantly transforming industries, services, labour and consumption. The strategy offers access to the AI space through direct investment in publicly listed firms globally, which are capitalising on AI by enhancing, enabling, or engaging the technology. The AI-42 INDEX™ consists of the 42 greatest public companies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The index generated +214,92% since its inception in January 2017 and +39.05% in 2020.

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The “DOW” for A.I.

The AI-42 INDEX™ consists of the 42
greatest public companies in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a stock market index that shows how 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market. It is one of the most important financial indicators worldwide.

Consequently, and given the rise of Artificial Intelligence, we have introduced the AI-42 INDEX™ for publicly traded companies. The AI-42 INDEX™ is an alpha weighted market index based on the market opportunities of the 42 greatest Artificial Intelligence public companies. The index weighting is determined by identifying companies with the highest level of AI competence using big data driven analytics and expert team reviews. The index was constructed as of January 3, 2017 and is rebalanced quarterly. Out of our global artificial intelligence companies list, the most influential companies are being selected by our Scientific Board and Strategic Board by assessing the disruptive and strategic potential, the underlying AI technology, perceived risk and expected returns on the basis of a weighting of several characteristics of the prospective company.


Development of the AI-42 INDEX since its inception 01/2017.

AI-42 INDEX™ Historical Performance

The performance of the AI-42 INDEX™ since inception 01/2017. All data as of October 2nd, 2020)

AI-42 INDEX™ Facts

The table shows the most important facts about the AI-42 INDEX™.

Why Now? Our Rationale.

The Artificial Intelligence market is expected to grow from $8.1B to $105.B in 2025.


The Artificial Intelligence asset class will grow exponentially in the next decade.


Growth we haven’t seen since the industrial revolution – which formed the DJIA.


An index and financial instruments for the new AI asset class is required.


Big Data analytics combined with leading industry expert know-how allows to generate consistent, absolute return.


Launched in January 2017, our Index has outperformed any other asset class.


Data distribution with Refinitiv (Thompson Reuters).

Index Investing: A Fast Growing Market

Passive investing’s rise has helped make the benchmark setters the new gatekeepers of capital

The global index fund industry has grown fivefold over the past decade to $11.4tn by the end of November last year, according to data compiled for the FT by the Investment Company Institute. BlackRock estimated in 2017 that there was another $6.8tn in index-tracking strategies managed internally by sovereign wealth funds, endowments and pension plans. Assuming the same growth rate since then, there are now roughly $20tn of investments that strive only to mimic an underlying index.

By 2025, global Assets under Management (AuM) will have almost doubled – rising by 6.2% a year, from US$84.9 trillion in 2016 to US$145.4 trillion in 2025, with the fastest growth seen in the developing markets of Latin America and Asia Pacific.

While active management will continue to grow and play an important role, reaching $87.6 trillion by 2025 (60% of global AuM), PwC predicts growth in passive management to reach $36.6 trillion by 2025 (25% of global AuM).

Source: Report ‘Asset & Wealth Management Revolution: Embracing Exponential Change’, PwC

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