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China through the mosaic of its share classes

Organizing the constellation of China-based share types together may seem as far flung as the listings themselves. But in this report, we endeavor to do just that by comparing and contrasting all seven China share classes. We explore the performance of each share type, the characteristics of each share type and how those look when brought together in a combined index, and give perspective to China A’s inclusion in global benchmarks.

Trends and outlook for smart beta

We drill down on some of the more interesting aspects of the 2017 FTSE Russell global smart beta survey and provide our perspective on the outlook for the future.

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From niche to norm

FTSE Russell has designed the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to help investors and other market participants integrate and promote ESG considerations. The index can be used to enhance ESG exposure while maintaining the index characteristics of a broad market benchmark, and also provides a strong basis for corporate engagement.

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Smart sustainability: Giving pension providers controlled sustainable exposure

The next phase in the evolution of both smart beta and sustainable investing has begun. FTSE Russell is providing a flexible framework and tools to combine a variety of sustainability and risk premia factors together into new indexes.

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The Global Sales Ratio, Global and Domestic Firms

We evaluate the criteria for creating homogenous groups of global and domestic companies to help investors gain a deeper understanding of the effect of macro-economic events and exchange rate changes on firm’s valuation.

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Meeting the demand for listed infrastructure indexes

Listed infrastructure indexes enable investors to measure the performance of an increasingly important segment of global equity markets.

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Indexes and benchmarks made clear

This guide provides an introduction to the various purposes indexes can serve and shares some of the important attributes one should consider when selecting an index.

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The anatomy of smart beta

Smart beta indexes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with nearly three-quarters of global institutional investors and asset owners now either using or evaluating smart beta index-based strategies for their portfolios. We examine the origins of smart beta, consider the variety of indexes on offer and their uses, and look into the future of this type of index.

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FTSE Russell China Bond Research Report Q12017

The April 2017 report provides recent insights on the China Bond market including performance of the FTSE Russell China Bond Indexes.

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The Russell 2000 Index: Small cap performance in a slow growth economic environment

FTSE Russell examines the performance of the US small cap market in periods of slow economic growth, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, and discusses how institutions that seek to access the size factor premium via ETFs can further enhance returns through securities lending programs.

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