Following a challenging 2018 for equity markets around the world, global equity markets have bounced back in a major way thus far in 2019, helped by the rapid easing in global financial conditions led by the US Federal Reserve’s more accommodative policy stance.
Regional and country-specific indexes from global index provider FTSE Russell, including those designed specifically for Canada-based investors to track global markets, help illustrate the 2019 year-to-date comeback story.
Ken O’Keeffe, managing director, global exchange traded products, FTSE Russell:
“FTSE Russell indexes have helped measure a very interesting global equity market story in 2019, as we have seen a marked bounce back in global equity market returns year-to-date. Our indexes are uniquely designed to provide comprehensive, transparent and accurate measures of global equity market returns in various currencies and can therefore be valuable tools for Canadian investors.”
Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada:
“With market-moving events like global trade tensions and Brexit creating a complicated global investment picture, investors and their advisors as well as institutional investors are looking for vehicles to express their specific country and regional market views. Through our collaboration with FTSE Russell, we can now provide Canadian advisors and investors with the ability to access a variety of specific markets, like Japan, Europe ex-UK, Canada and the US through FTSE Russell indexed ETFs.”
For more information on the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series (GEIS), go to the FTSE Russell website.
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