FTSE Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series

Access the vision. Access Saudi Arabia.

The FTSE Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series is a suite of domestic, regional and internationally accessible indexes using FTSE Russell's global standards in index design to access the performance of the Saudi Arabian equity market as is embarks on wide-ranging social and economic reforms as part of the nation's 2030 vision.

Domestic and regional access via FTSE Russell indexes

Combining forces. Enabling access to Middle Eastern investment opportunities
Discover how FTSE Russell and London Stock Exchange are combining forces to help investors access new opportunities, as the Middle East is opening up its capital markets. In this video, FTSE Russell CEO Mark Makepeace and London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi, discuss the global importance of the Middle East and the exciting new developments in the region.

Saudi equities take to the global stage
In March 2018, FTSE Russell announced that it would promote Saudi Arabia to Secondary Emerging market status, via a phasing-in approach from March 2019 till December 2019. In this video, Gary Rynhoud, Head of Middle East and Africa for FTSE Russell discusses the process of bringing Saudi Arabia into a global market index and investors’ interest in the region.

Case study

Country classification, market access and potential implications for investors – The 2019 example of Saudi Arabia’s inclusion as Secondary Emerging Market

FTSE Russell has licensed the FTSE Saudi Arabia Index to Nasdaq Dubai. In February 2019, the local exchange launched futures contracts on the index. In a series of video interviews in partnership with Nasdaq Dubai, Gary Rynhoud, head of Middle East and Africa, FTSE Russell, elaborates on the example of the Saudi Arabia stock market and FTSE’s criteria for inclusion as Secondary Emerging Market. Gary explains the FTSE country classification process, its potential implication for investors’ strategies and the increase over time in the use of benchmarks.

FTSE Saudi Arabia Futures - Classification is key for investors

FTSE Saudi Arabia Futures - Nasdaq Dubai Futures provide access to Saudi market

FTSE Saudi Arabia Futures - Saudi market upgrade leads to invest inflows