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By: Rolf Agather, Managing Director of Research
The world of smart beta indexes has evolved to the point where “why” has replaced “what” as the central question on the minds of industry players and watchers. The “what” question has been largely answered, as global asset managers now have a robust and varied toolbox of smart beta indexes at their disposal. As asset owners and consultants increase their use of smart beta indexes, the “why” questions has taken center stage. What are the primary reasons investors give for using smart beta indexes? And why in many cases are they allocating a rapidly increasing portion of their investment portfolio to index-based approaches?
FTSE Russell recently asked 250 of the largest institutional investors across North America, Europe and Asia (14% of which were based in Canada) 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.
FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, today announced that it has published its annual Statement of Compliance with recommendations made by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), as laid out in the Principles for Financial Benchmarks and published in July 2013 (the IOSCO Principles). As with the previous statements, FTSE Russell has sought independent assurance from KPMG LLP.
FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, today announces it will launch its new FTSE NSX Index Series on 1 July. FTSE Russell has calculated Namibian-focused indexes since 2002 but these were previously included in the broader FTSE JSE Index Series.