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FTSE Russell launches two new index series to support ESG integration into passive investment

FTSE Russell, the global index, analytics and data provider, announces the expansion of its Sustainable Investment index offering with the launch of the FTSE Global Climate Index Series and the FTSE ESG Index Series. The new index series build on the launch of the award-winning FTSE All-World ex CW Climate Balanced Factor Index, the first FTSE Russell index to combine a smart beta factor approach alongside climate change considerations.

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Asset Management One selects FTSE Blossom Japan index for ESG ETF

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces the licencing of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to Asset Management One (AM-One). The ‘One ETF ESG’ (ticker: 1498) was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today and is the first AM-One ETF to track a FTSE Russell index. AM-One is a leading global asset manager with around JPY33 trillion in indexed assets under management*.

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Russell/Nomura Total Market Index adds 151 new firms in annual reconstitution

FTSE Russell and Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. today announced that 151 new stocks were added to the Russell/Nomura Total Market Index, which captures 98% of the float-adjusted market capitalization of the Japanese equity market, as part of the annual reconstitution process on 20 November 2017.

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FTSE Russell extends index partnership with JSE into fixed income

FTSE Russell and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today announce they will extend their existing equity index partnership to provide a range of co-branded fixed income indexes. These indexes will provide investors with access to internationally recognised benchmarking standards, strengthening the development and growth of the fixed income market in South Africa.

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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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