• FTSE Russell expands its global multi-asset index suite, introduces FTSE Fixed Income Core Infrastructure Index Series.
  • Refinitiv market data adds Infrastructure 360 as part of Refinitiv Workspace, offering comprehensive & fundamental data on global infrastructure projects.
  • Suite of tools for infrastructure-focused global investors is part of newly combined and expanded global footprint for LSEG’s Data & Analytics division.

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group plc) today announces the introduction of an enhanced suite of index, market data and analytics tools to support global infrastructure investors.

David Craig, Group Head, Data & Analytics, LSEG:

“Our research shows that the number of global infrastructure projects continued to grow in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead, the reopening story for global markets and a return to mobility collectively point to a continued focus on infrastructure spending. Amid these trends, we are delighted to announce enhancements to our product offering to help our clients broaden their global investment toolkit for this very important and growing asset class.”

To meet this growing investor demand, global index provider FTSE Russell has introduced the FTSE Fixed Income Core Infrastructure Index Series as a complement to its equity infrastructure index series, introduced in 2011. Following the same underlying methodology as the equity infrastructure index series, this new fixed income extension is designed as a vehicle for infrastructure-focused investors to diversify and broaden their multi-asset investment portfolios. The index series is designed to serve as a benchmark measure as well as the basis for investment portfolios. A new research paper by FTSE Russell outlines the benefits of applying a multi-asset class lens to infrastructure portfolios.

Refinitiv tracked that 2,551 individual infrastructure projects were announced in 2020 with a total value of US $739 billion, a 5.5% increase compared to 2019, which demonstrates that the pandemic has had little effect in slowing infrastructure ambitions. Sustainable infrastructure is leading the way – over half of the 2,551 projects announced were categorized as renewables, such as biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind.

These new FTSE Russell indexes join the recent introduction of Infrastructure 360, Refinitiv’s new global investor application. Available to investors as part of Refinitiv Workspace, Infrastructure 360 is one of the most comprehensive collections of news, data, insights and analytics available on global infrastructure developments. The applicationcombines bottom-up, fundamental information on infrastructure developments, including green energy projects, and can serve as a complement to FTSE Russell’s infrastructure index suite.

LSEG’s recently completed acquisition of Refinitiv has created a global leader in data and analytics with a broad range of investment solutions and indexes, trading workflow, capital market and wealth advisory and risk intelligence services. LSEG’s Data & Analytics division works as a partner to customers in every global market, providing data to help them make critical investment decisions, create leading investment and trading products and drive automation and efficiencies across operations.

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For further information

LSEG Press Office

Brian Bertsch; 646.794.7378; Brian.Bertsch@refinitiv.com

Tim Benedict; 917.582.0641; tim.benedict@lseg.com

www.lseg.com

About FTSE Russell:

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally. 

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 ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. 

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 applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance and embraces the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and customer partnerships as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering. 

FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. 

For more information, visit www.ftserussell.com.


About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It’s how we’ve contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.

Data & Analytics

Our acquisition of Refinitiv means we can provide the breadth and depth of financial data and best-in-class analytics that customers expect – driving innovation and growth across global markets. And our high-performance solutions – from trading, to market surveillance, to wealth solutions and more – help to enhance the performance of our customers. FTSE Russell is a leading global provider of financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with more than $16 trillion benchmarked to our indices – and offers an extensive range of data services and research. The combination of Refinitiv and FTSE Russell provides LSEG with leading capabilities in data, analytics, indices and benchmarks

Capital Markets

We offer our customers extensive access to capital markets and liquidity across multiple asset classes. We operate a broad range of international equity, fixed income, exchange-traded funds/exchange traded products and foreign exchange markets. Our Group is home to several capital formation and execution venues: London Stock Exchange, AIM, Turquoise, CurveGlobal, FXall and Tradeweb (through a majority ownership interest).

Post Trade

We support our customers’ clearing and reporting obligations, providing risk, balance sheet and financial resource management solutions, whilst working with our other divisions to extend this support across the value chain.

A leading global clearing house with a strong presence across multiple asset classes, LCH helps financial institutions all over the world use their capital efficiently and manage counterparty risk. We work closely with sell-side clearing members and buy-side clients in conjunction with trading venues globally.

UnaVista, a regulated platform that helps customers meet their reporting compliance obligations and reduce operational and regulatory risk through reporting, reference data and analytics solutions, further complements our Post Trade offering.

Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services – and our open-access model – we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.

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