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Samsung launches the first Russell 2000 ETF in Korea

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces the licensing of the Russell 2000 Index to Samsung Asset Management Company Limited (“Samsung”) as the basis of the first ETF in Korea to allow investors to gain exposure to the US small cap segment.

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FTSE Russell bolsters sustainable investment capabilities with senior hires

FTSE Russell, the global index, data and analytics provider, today announces the appointment of two leading Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) specialists in London.

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FTSE Russell launches comprehensive Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series

FTSE Russell today announces the launch of the FTSE Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series. The comprehensive series of global, regional and country-level indexes are designed to support domestic and international investors in response to regional growth and the opening of the Saudi Arabia capital market to Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI).

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FTSE 250 celebrates 25th anniversary

FTSE Russell today celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of its flagship UK indexes, the FTSE 250. On 12 October 1992, following a consultation with the FTSE Advisory Committee, the FTSE 250 Index was launched, marking the start of a new era for market participants who wanted to benchmark their investments to mid cap UK equities.

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FTSE Russell announces results of FTSE annual country classification review

FTSE Russell today announces the results of the FTSE Annual Country Classification Review for 2017. FTSE Russell formally reviews country classifications within its FTSE Global Equity Index Series (FTSE GEIS) each September using a comprehensive, transparent and consistent methodology.

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Blackrock Japan selects FTSE Russell indexes for new ETFs


  • New US REIT ETF will track FTSE NAREIT Equity REIT
  • New US Treasury Bond ETF will track Citi fixed income index
  • Growing global demand for access to ETF products
  • c.$562 billion ETF AuM linked to FTSE Russell indexes globally



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Daiwa Asset Management selects FTSE Blossom Japan index for ESG ETF

FTSE Russell announces the licencing of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to Daiwa Asset Management. The Daiwa ETF FTSE Blossom Japan Index (ticker: 1654), listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange today and is part of a new range of ESG-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). The ETF is also the first to be tracking the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which was launched in July this year. Daiwa Asset Management is one of the largest providers of ETFs in Japan and currently has 35 ETFs with around JPY5.4 trillion in assets under management (as of 21 September).

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FTSE Russell and State Bank of India launch Indian bond index series


FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider and the State Bank of India (SBI) have launched the FTSE SBI Bond Index Series. The index series gives market participants from India, the UK and internationally the tools they need to analyse India’s government bond market.


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RBC Global Asset Management selects FTSE Russell indexes for seven new ETFs for Canadian investors

FTSE Russell today announces that RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has selected seven FTSE Russell indexes, including the recently acquired Citi World Government Bond Index, as benchmarks for RBC’s new equity and fixed income index ETF offerings, which began trading on the Aequitas NEO Exchange today.

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FTSE Russell announces enhancements to its Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) following Market Consultation

FTSE Russell, a leading global multi-asset index, data and analytics provider, has announced structural updates to its Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), a globally recognised standard, operated and managed by FTSE Russell for categorising companies and securities. The enhancements result from the recent Market Consultation to align ICB with current industry practices and incorporate features from the Russell Global Sectors (RGS) scheme. The new ICB structure will be effective after market close on December 31, 2018. The transition dates for individual FTSE Russell index series will be announced by June 2018.

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