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The Wilshire exUS Real Estate Securities IndexSM (Wilshire exUS RESI) measures global publicly-traded real estate securities, less all U.S. securities. Designed to offer a market-based index that is more reflective of real estate held by pension funds, the index is comprised of publicly-traded real estate equity securities and unencumbered by the limitations of other appraisal-based indexes. This index can serve as a proxy for direct real estate investing by excluding securities whose value is not always tied to the value of the underlying real estate. Exclusions include: mortgage REITs, net-lease REITs, real estate finance companies, mortgage brokers and bankers, commercial and residential real estate brokers, home builders, large landowners and sub-dividers of unimproved land, hybrid REITs and timber REITs. The rationale for the exclusions listed is that factors other than real estate supply and demand, such as interest rates, influence the market value of these companies. Together, the components of the Wilshire US RESISM and Wilshire exUS RESISM comprise the Wilshire Global RESISM without gaps or overlaps.