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FTSE Russell and Johannesburg Stock Exchange launch new ESG indexes

 

– Launch of FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Benchmark and Top 30 Index
– New indexes are based on FTSE Russell’s next generation ESG model
– ESG partnership builds on the successful, long standing JSE relationship
– Replaces JSE’s SRI index

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Series, developed as a result of the expanded partnership between FTSE Russell and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), announced earlier this year. These indexes are available from today.

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New FTSE Russell Survey Measures Financial Advisor Use of Smart Beta

 

− Two thirds of financial advisors using ETFs using smart beta
− Advisors utilising smart beta younger with more AUM in ETFs and alternatives
− More than 70% of advisors adopting more than one smart beta approach

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today issued research findings showing that 68% of financial advisors using ETFs are incorporating smart beta investment products into their client portfolios.

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FTSE Annual Country Classification Review Announcement

 

– Greece from Developed to Advanced Emerging
– Qatar from Frontier to Secondary Emerging
– Latvia and Palestine designated as eligible Frontier markets
– China A-Shares remain on Watch List for possible inclusion as Secondary Emerging

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces the results of the FTSE Annual Country Classification Review for 2015.

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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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