The FTSE Global Equity Index Series (FTSE GEIS) targets coverage of over 99% of the global investable opportunity set, including large, mid, small, and micro cap companies across both developed and emerging markets.

This paper provides:

  • A brief history of FTSE GEIS.
  • An illustration of the broad coverage and modular design of FTSE GEIS.
  • An explanation of how FTSE’s Equity Country Classification process has evolved, including an introduction to its unique four-tiered approach to classifying markets.
  • A step-by-step overview of the FTSE GEIS review process.
  • An introduction to the FTSE Russell index governance process.
  • An example of how global equity markets have changed over time and how FTSE GEIS has evolved to reflect this change.