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Our Approach

Providing our clients with indexes that are built to meet their particular investment need–across markets and asset classes

Our heritage and long history of engaging with asset managers, asset owners and advisors gives us a unique perspective on our clients’ needs. We bring a combined experience of more than half a century in index management and are a trusted source of market information. Our indexes combine independent rigor with practical relevance – so you can use them with confidence to inform your investment process.


FTSE Russell is a trusted source for index data and a default reference for investors all around the world. This is because we strive to provide the most relevant methodology for our clients' needs, based on a foundation of strong governance for accuracy and compliance.

Deep understanding

We combine the expertise of over 100 researchers with the knowledge of our partners and our expert internal and external advisory committees to create global multi-asset indexes that are based on academically rigorous and industry-leading methodologies.


Our team is highly engaged with clients and responds directly to their needs – from data and benchmark support to custom product development. Guided by our independent advisory committees, our index methodologies have carefully evolved through market consultation and consensus building.


Partnerships are part of our business model and corporate DNA. FTSE Russell has been partnering with stock exchanges and product partners for over 15 years to provide domestic and specialist indexes. We collaborate with over 18 stock and derivative exchanges worldwide, calculating the primary domestic benchmarks for a number of countries, including Italy, Singapore, South Africa and many fast growing emerging markets. We also work with leading trade associations, academics and specialist businesses to develop innovative index methodologies that provide new benchmarking and product opportunities for our clients.

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