Rogers International Commodity Index® Methodology
The Rogers International Commodity Indexes are maintained by their owner, Beeland Interests, Inc., who is advised by members of the Rogers International Commodity Index® Committee: a group of “wise people” just as are the people who determine the Dow Jones Averages and other major indexes.
For the sake of transparency, consistency, and stability, composition changes are infrequent. The Committee members generally monitor the Indexes daily for circumstances that warrant consideration of changes. The Committee meets formally in November or December of each year to assess the Indexes and discuss changes. Mr. James B. Rogers, Jr., as the founder of the RICI® and sole owner of Beeland Interests, chairs the RICI® Committee and is the final arbiter of its decisions.
The Committee of wise people bases its discussion on world consumption patterns and liquidity. Other indexes show regular dramatic changes in weights and compositions meaning investors never know in what they are investing. This is not the case with the Rogers International Commodity Index®, which is stable, consistent and transparent.
An investor in the Rogers Indexes always knows what he or she is getting, unlike others.