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Vanguard Alternative Strategies Fund to benchmark to new FTSE Index


– FTSE Russell pleased to support the growth of liquid alternative funds with a new index
– New reference benchmark used for the launch of the Vanguard Alternative Strategies Fund

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Three Changes to STI after Semi-Annual Review


Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Russell announce today that UOL Group, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings and SATS will replace Jardine Matheson Holdings, Jardine Strategic Holdings and Olam International as constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the conclusion of the semi-annual review.

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FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review September 2015

– Berkeley Group Holdings to join FTSE 100
– Weir Group to enter FTSE 250 in rebalance

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, confirms today that Berkeley Group Holdings will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Weir Group will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index.

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FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review- Sept 15


– Four additions to the FTSE China A50 Index in this review period
– Two additions to the FTSE China 50 Index

FTSE Russell has today announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review.

The full FTSE China Index Series is reviewed in accordance with the index ground rules.

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FTSE 100 Semi Annual Equally Weighted Index licensed for first ETF

– Index is a semi annual equally weighted version of the FTSE 100
– Will act as benchmark for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s London listed ETF
– Over 109 ETFs linked to FTSE or Russell indexes on London Stock Exchange1

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FTSE Russell announces expansion of Global Factor Index Series

– Two new indexes represent Dividend Yield and Momentum factors
– Complement existing single factor indexes: Illiquidity; Residual Momentum; Quality; Size; Value and Volatility

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces an expansion of the FTSE Global Factor Index Series, with the launch of two additional indexes intended to capture Dividend Yield and Momentum factors. The extension of the index series reflects the high level of client interest around index tools that can be used to capture specific factors.

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CME Group and FTSE Russell to Offer Leading Index Derivatives

– CME launching futures on the Russell 1000, Russell 1000 Growth and Russell 1000 Value, FTSE 100, FTSE Emerging Market, FTSE Developed Europe and FTSE China 50 indexes by the end of Q4 2015
– Russell 2000 futures will be traded at CME beginning Q3 2017

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FTSE Russell launches new ex Coal Index Series

– New indexes offer a further tool to manage carbon exposure
– Complement existing FTSE All-World ex Fossil Fuels Index Series

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series. The suite of benchmarks will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and probable coal reserves. The new index series will assist market participants in managing their portfolio exposure linked to fossil fuels.

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FTSE Russell Introduces First 50% Currency Hedged Index Series

– Underpins investor demand for more diverse currency index measures
– Initially available on FTSE Developed ex-North America, Europe and Japan Indexes
– IndexIQ to use as basis for the first suite of 50% currency-neutral hedged ETFs

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FTSE Russell Confirms Compliance with IOSCO Principles


– Declaration embraces and endorses IOSCO framework set forth in July 2013
– Statement underpins FTSE Russell’s strong governance, product quality and accountability

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces it has published its Statement of Compliance with the 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).

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