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FTSE Australian Equity Index Series

The FTSE Australian Equity Index Series is designed to represent the performance of Australian companies, providing market participants with a comprehensive and complementary set of indexes that measure the performance of all capitalization and industry segments of the Australian equity market.

Within the index family there are two sub-series:

  • • FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series - tax-adjusted methodology
  • • FTSE Australian Companies Index Series - non tax-adjusted methodology

The corresponding indexes in the FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series and the FTSE Australian Companies Index Series (e.g. FTSE ASFA Australia 300 Index and FTSE Australia 300 Index) comprise the same constituent companies.

FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series

The FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series is a comprehensive and complementary series of tax-adjusted indexes. In particular the indexes:

  • • Take into account the different tax positions of various investor segments (tax exempt, superannuation funds) with regard to franking credits attached to dividend distribution and franking credits attached to off-market buy-backs.
  • • Measure the performance of the major capital segments of the Australian market.
  • • Indexes within the series can be used as benchmarks and as tools in the creation of index-linked products, such as exchange traded funds (ETFs), structured products and other derivatives.

FTSE Russell partnered with ASFA in 2009, the industry body that represents all aspects of the Australian superannuation industry, to provide Australian superannuation funds, fund managers and other stakeholders with industry-standard after-tax benchmarks. In 2018, FTSE Russell launched the cumulative franked indexes, which accumulates franking credits on a daily basis and reinvests the credits at the end of the financial year. Daily franking credit-adjusted indexes that reinvest franking credits on a daily basis are also available.

The series includes:

  • FTSE ASFA Australia 100 Index
  • FTSE ASFA Australia 200 Index
  • FTSE ASFA Australia 300 Index
  • FTSE ASFA Australia Small Cap Index
  • FTSE ASFA Australia All-Share Index
  • FTSE ASFA Australia Sector Indexes (based on the Industry Classification Benchmark)
  • FTSE ASFA Australia ex Off-Market Buy-Back Indexes

FTSE Australian Companies Index Series

The FTSE Australian Companies Index Series is a comprehensive and complementary series of non-tax-adjusted indexes, measuring the performance of all capitalization and industry segments of the Australian equity market.

The series includes:

  • FTSE Australia 100 Index
  • FTSE Australia 200 Index
  • FTSE Australia 300 Index
  • FTSE Australian Small Cap Companies Index
  • FTSE Australia All-Share Index
  • FTSE Australian Companies Sector Indexes (based on the Industry Classification Benchmark)

Index rules should be read in conjunction with supportingFTSE Russell noticesThese notices advise of advance changes in index methodology, which may not be reflected in index rules until the change effective date. The notices may also communicate revisions in index treatment in the period up to a rule change.