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FTSE Russell launches US Municipal Bond Index

FTSE Russell today announced the launch of the FTSE Municipal Tax-Exempt Investment-Grade Bond Index. The index tracks the market for tax-exempt US dollar-denominated bonds issued by municipalities domiciled in the US and US territories with an investment grade credit rating. The index is a new barometer for this large and diverse fixed income market, which is compact by design to allow for ease of replication, without compromising representativeness.

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FTSE Russell announces results of first Fixed Income Country Classification Review

  • Market Accessibility Levels now assigned to all fixed income markets tracked by FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI), FTSE Emerging Markets Government Bond Index (EMGBI) and regional government indexes
  • FTSE Fixed Income Country Classification Framework was introduced earlier this year to enhance transparency of the review process and technical criteria used to assess accessibility of markets for benchmark inclusion
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FTSE Russell introduces Multi-Asset Composite Index Series

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.

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FTSE Russell appoints new Canada Country Head

FTSE Russell today announced the appointment of Paul Bowes as Country Head, FTSE Russell Canada. In this newly created role, Bowes will be responsible for further developing FTSE Russell Canada’s leadership in fixed income market data while expanding its capabilities in multi-asset benchmarks and index-based derivatives.

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FTSE Russell index selected for global real estate ETF traded on ASX

FTSE Russell, the global index, analytics and data provider, announces that VanEck Australia has chosen to license the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed ex Australia Rental in AUD Hedged Net Tax Index for its latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the VanEck Vectors FTSE International Property (Hedged) ETF. The ETF has today listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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FTSE Russell chosen by Pensioenfonds Detailhandel for new sustainable benchmark

FTSE Russell, the global index, data and analytics provider, announces that Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds Detailhandel has selected a custom FTSE Russell ESG benchmark as the basis of its new €5.8bn developed market passive equity fund managed by BlackRock.


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FTSE Russell announces 2019 Russell US Indexes Reconstitution schedule

FTSE Russell today announced the 2019 schedule for the annual reconstitution of its Russell US Indexes. The Russell annual index rebalance process, closely watched by market participants, is designed to capture and reflect market shifts from the past year to ensure the Russell US indexes continue to accurately reflect the US equity market.

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