Global Equity Indexes
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FTSE Russell offers a broad range of cap-weighted global benchmarks designed to provide exposure to the broad market, particular region, asset class or style you seek.
Smart Beta & Factor Indexes
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A range of transparent benchmarks can be used by investors seeking to target specific risk factors, rules-based strategies or market segments, complementing traditional active and passive analysis.
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FTSE Russell’s China Index Series cover all Chinese share types, multiple asset classes and investment themes including style, dividend yield, fundamentally weighted and property.
US Equity Indexes
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Our modular index construction allows investors to track current and historical US market performance by specific market segment or investment style with no gaps or overlaps.
Global index provider FTSE Russell recently asked 250 of the largest institutional investors across North America, Europe and Asia with more than $2 trillion in invested assets for their opinion on “smart beta” indexes and investment strategies based on them. For purposes of its annual survey, FTSE Russell defines a “smart beta” index as a market index which is not traditionally market cap-weighted, but rather built on other approaches such as alternative weighting, selecting for single factors or combining multiple investment factors.
By: Rolf Agather, Managing Director of Research
Smart Beta has come a long way in a short time. Not long ago its efficacy was hotly debated and yet now industry leaders are predicting global assets to reach $1 trillion by 2020. Has smart beta reached a turning point? Now in its third year, our annual survey of global institutional asset owners indicates indeed it has.
FTSE Russell today confirmed a turning point in the consideration and implementation of smart beta indexes among global institutional asset owners. According to its third annual global institutional market survey – Smart Beta: 2016 Global Survey Findings from Asset Owners – FTSE Russell confirms that the percentage of asset owners currently evaluating smart beta has doubled from 15% at the first survey in 2014 to 36% in 2016, and 62% of asset owners with an existing smart beta allocation are now evaluating additional allocations. The strongest growth in smart beta adoption is among asset owners with less than $1 billion in assets.
FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces that VanEck Australia, one of Australia’s prominent providers of exchange traded products, has chosen to license the FTSE Developed Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index for its latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF.