STOXX Europe 600

The STOXX Europe 600, also called STOXX 600, SXXP, is a stock index of European stocks designed by STOXX Ltd. This index has a fixed number of 600 components representing large, mid and small capitalization companies among 17 European countries, covering approximately 90% of the free-float market capitalization of the European stock market (not limited to the Eurozone). The countries that make up the index are the United Kingdom (comprising around 21.5% of the index), France, Germany and Switzerland (accounting for around 16% of the index each),[1] as well as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.[2]

STOXX Europe 600
STOXX 600 performance since 1986
FoundationSeptember 16, 1998; 23 years ago (1998-09-16)
OperatorSTOXX Ltd.
Exchanges17 exchanges including LSE, EPA, ETR, SWX
Market cap11.8 trillion
(as of Mar 30, 2021)[1]
Weighting methodFree-float capitalization-weighted
Related indicesSTOXX Europe 50

The STOXX Europe 600 was introduced in 1998. Its composition is reviewed four times a year, in March, June, September, December. The index is available in several currency (AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, USD) and return (Price, Net Return, Gross Return) variant combinations.

It is licensed to financial institutions to serve as underlying for a wide range of investment products such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), futures, options, and structured products worldwide.