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FTSE Russell introduces Multi-Asset Composite Index Series


  • Designed to provide broad measures of cross-asset market performance across a diverse selection of regions and risk exposures
  • A wide range of indexes across major asset classes covering global, regional and Emerging markets, including US, Europe and China
  • Draws on FTSE Russell’s family of industry leading equity and fixed income global benchmarks
  • Designed for use by multi-asset investors, fully customizable and overseen by FTSE Russell’s transparent index governance framework


FTSE Russell today launched the FTSE Multi-Asset Composite Index Series. The new series is designed to provide broad measures of cross-asset market performance across a diverse selection of global regions and risk exposures. Drawing on FTSE Russell’s family of leading equity and fixed income global benchmarks, the series includes a wide range of indexes across major asset classes covering global, regional and Emerging markets including the US, Europe and China.

FTSE Russell developed this new index series in response to clients who invest across asset classes and are looking for ways to measure this multi-asset performance in a consistent and accurate way. The new Series is overseen by FTSE Russell’s transparent global index governance framework and is fully customizable on request. Market participants can choose the equity to fixed income asset allocation (i.e., 80/20, 60/40, 50/50, 30/70) to fit their strategy and can further customize in many ways including by asset classes, weightings, currencies, countries, sectors and hedging.

Scott Harman – Managing Director, Global Product Management, FTSE Russell, said:
“This represents another important step in FTSE Russell’s continued expansion of our global multi-asset capabilities and follows the recent introduction of a country classification framework for fixed income and the launch of the FTSE Market Based Allocation Index Series. We’re excited to be able to continue to combine our extensive index capabilities across equity and fixed income in new and unique ways to meet the needs of our clients. The new index series bridges a gap in the investment community and will establish a new industry standard for defining risk tolerance levels and benchmarking asset allocation investment strategies.”

For more information on the FTSE Multi-Asset Composite Index Series, go to the FTSE Russell website.

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Notes to editors:

About FTSE Russell:
FTSE Russell is a leading global index provider creating and managing a wide range of indexes, data and analytic solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, style and strategies. Covering 98% of the investable market, FTSE Russell indexes offer a true picture of global markets, combined with the specialist knowledge gained from developing local benchmarks around the world.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $16 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis and risk management.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on index innovation and customer partnership applying the highest industry standards and embracing the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.

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