You are here

Press Releases

Third annual FTSE Russell survey signals smart beta turning point for asset owners

FTSE Russell today confirmed a turning point in the consideration and implementation of smart beta indexes among global institutional asset owners. According to its third annual global institutional market survey – Smart Beta: 2016 Global Survey Findings from Asset Owners – FTSE Russell confirms that the percentage of asset owners currently evaluating smart beta has doubled from 15% at the first survey in 2014 to 36% in 2016, and 62% of asset owners with an existing smart beta allocation are now evaluating additional allocations. The strongest growth in smart beta adoption is among asset owners with less than $1 billion in assets.

View full details & download

FTSE Russell index selected for first infrastructure ETF traded on ASX

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces that VanEck Australia, one of Australia’s prominent providers of exchange traded products, has chosen to license the FTSE Developed Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index for its latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF.

View full details & download

New suite of US ETF reference and analytics data available from XTF

FTSE Russell today announced the availability of a new suite of reference and analytics data to help investors research and evaluate the US exchange traded funds (ETF) market. Acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in December 2015, the XTF business is operated by LSEG’s Information Services Division, which includes FTSE Russell, a global leader in indexes.

View full details & download

Innovative new index supports investors seeking to Divest Fossil Fuels and Invest in the Green Economy

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has launched an innovative new index that reduces exposure within the index to companies associated with fossil fuels while also increasing exposure within the index to companies engaged in the transition to a green economy. To gain this exposure, the FTSE Divest-Invest Developed 200 Index incorporates data captured by FTSE Russell’s innovative new green revenue data model, called LCE, which is set to launch publicly in the coming months. BNP Paribas has licensed the new index to create swaps and structured products.

View full details & download

Expansion of FTSE4Good with launch of FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces the launch of the FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index, an ESG index developed in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Exchanges. The new benchmark consists of companies listed on the five ASEAN exchanges from Developed and Emerging markets: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The companies included in the index have been assessed to ensure they meet the standards required for FTSE4Good inclusion.

View full details & download

New FTSE Russell index is first to combine China A Shares and H Shares

– FTSE China A-H 50 Index represents the largest Chinese companies listed in mainland China and/or Hong Kong
– Index licensed by Deutsche Bank for ETFs in London and Frankfurt
– Underlines FTSE Russell’s leading position in China

View full details & download

FTSE Russell signs collaboration agreement with Trendrating

– Trendrating to work with FTSE Russell to develop momentum indexes 
– Agreement reflects continued investor demand for factor exposures 
– New indexes will be based on FTSE Global Equity Index Series

View full details & download

Straits Times Index (STI) quarterly review


– One change to the STI constituents
– CapitaLand Commercial Trust to join index

FTSE Russell announces that there will be one change to the constituents of the Straits Times Index, following the March quarterly review. CapitaLand Commercial Trust will be added to the Index, while Noble Group will be removed.

View full details & download

FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review March 2016

– Informa, Mediclinic International, Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets and Paddy Power Betfair to join FTSE 100
– Aberdeen Asset Management, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Smiths Group and Sports Direct International to enter FTSE 250 in rebalance

View full details & download

FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

–  Three additions to the FTSE China A50 Index in this review period
–  One addition to the FTSE China 50 Index

View full details & download


Sign up for FTSE Russell communications