FTSE Russell announced the launch of its Stewardship, Transition and Engagement Program for Change (“STEP Change”) on May 30th 2018 with the first STEP Change report. In our STEP Change report, we provide an in-depth look at FTSE Russell’s approach to stewardship and illustrate how we conduct dialogue with companies. It includes what we have learnt from FTSE4Good and, how with leadership, we can lift market standards, including building ESG into core benchmarks.
Until recently, international investors’ access to the stocks of Chinese companies has been limited to equities listed in Hong Kong or overseas. This paper summarizes the history of China’s equity market and explains the differences between the many share classes available, helping investors understand how to gain comprehensive exposure to China’s equity markets via the total China concept.
FTSE Russell announced the promotion of Poland to Developed market status as part of the September 2017 FTSE Country Classification annual review of markets. This significant achievement is the first promotion of a country from Advanced Emerging to Developed market status to occur within the Country Classification scheme for nearly a decade.
We assess the benefits and drawbacks of the various single and multi-factor portfolio construction techniques using metrics such as factor exposure, the number of factors targeted, and concentration measures such as Effective N. On the basis of this analysis, we draw conclusions about which approach can deliver factor exposure in the most efficient manner.
FTSE Russell announced the classification of Saudi Arabia as a Secondary Emerging market within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS) on March 28, 2018, as part of the Country Classification Interim Update. The Kingdom’s entry into the international equity markets marks a major milestone in its quest to grow and diversify its economy.
The US stock market has been enjoying a bullish run. This expansion has been going on for some time now, and there is growing concern that it cannot go on forever and a correction may soon be at hand. The most common concern one hears is that markets are “overvalued.” In this quarter’s Small Cap Perspectives report, we take a look at some statistics to help put it into perspective.
Investors of large pension funds or insurance companies should care about factors. They are systematic drivers of portfolio risk and return and at the heart of risk management tools. This paper is to help institutional investors pose the right questions and develop a further understanding of the role of factor investing, thereby facilitating the decision-making process.
The FTSE Women on Boards Leadership Index Series is designed to integrate leadership in gender diversity into a broad market benchmark. These indexes increase exposure to companies based on the strength of their gender diversity leadership at the board level and how well they manage wider impacts on society.
FTSE Russell, the global index provider, advises of the following indicative changes to the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 based on data as at Friday 22 February 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: The actual review of the FTSE UK Index Series will be conducted using data as at market close on Tuesday 26 February 2019. Confirmed rebalance changes will be announced after market close on Wednesday 27 February 2019....
New FTSE Nomura Carry and Roll Down (CaRD) World Government Bond Index Series launches
Meets investor demand for a fixed income “Carry” factor-based index for sovereign debt
FTSE Russell partners with Nomura Securities to develop series
Select Japanese pensions first to adopt series with over USD 1bn allocation into index-tracking funds
FTSE Russell, the global index, analytics...
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