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FTSE Russell announces expansion of Global Factor Index Series


– Two new indexes represent Dividend Yield and Momentum factors
– Complement existing single factor indexes: Illiquidity; Residual Momentum; Quality; Size; Value and Volatility

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces an expansion of the FTSE Global Factor Index Series, with the launch of two additional indexes intended to capture Dividend Yield and Momentum factors. The extension of the index series reflects the high level of client interest around index tools that can be used to capture specific factors.

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CME Group and FTSE Russell to Offer Leading Index Derivatives


– CME launching futures on the Russell 1000, Russell 1000 Growth and Russell 1000 Value, FTSE 100, FTSE Emerging Market, FTSE Developed Europe and FTSE China 50 indexes by the end of Q4 2015
– Russell 2000 futures will be traded at CME beginning Q3 2017

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FTSE Russell launches new ex Coal Index Series


– New indexes offer a further tool to manage carbon exposure
– Complement existing FTSE All-World ex Fossil Fuels Index Series

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces its new FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series. The suite of benchmarks will omit companies that have certain exposure to coal or general mining companies with proved and probable coal reserves. The new index series will assist market participants in managing their portfolio exposure linked to fossil fuels.

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FTSE Russell Introduces First 50% Currency Hedged Index Series


– Underpins investor demand for more diverse currency index measures
– Initially available on FTSE Developed ex-North America, Europe and Japan Indexes
– IndexIQ to use as basis for the first suite of 50% currency-neutral hedged ETFs

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FTSE Russell Confirms Compliance with IOSCO Principles

 

– Declaration embraces and endorses IOSCO framework set forth in July 2013
– Statement underpins FTSE Russell’s strong governance, product quality and accountability

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces it has published its Statement of Compliance with the recommendations made by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), as laid out in the Principles for Financial Benchmarks and published in July 2013 (the IOSCO Principles).

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FTSE Russell Introduces New US Quality Dividend Index

 

– Expands FTSE Global Factor Index Series to US equity markets
– Responds to investor demand for more efficient ways to combine factor exposures
– O’Shares to use index as the basis for new suite of ETFs

Leading global index provider FTSE Russell today announced the launch of the FTSE US Qual / Vol / Yield Factor Index. The Index represents an expansion of the FTSE Global Factor Index Series and reflects specific factor characteristics - quality, low volatility and yield – for U.S. large- and mid-cap companies.

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FTSE Ratings Licensed for First Malaysian ESG Fund


– Malaysian ESG Opportunity Fund launched by VCAP Asset Managers
– Builds on existing FTSE Russell relationship with Bursa Malaysia
– Reflects growing momentum around ESG globally

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FTSE Ratings Licensed for First Malaysian ESG Fund

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has announced that the FTSE Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings have been licensed by Malaysia’s first ESG fund. The regional ESG Ratings were developed last year in partnership with Bursa Malaysia. The Malaysian ESG Opportunity Fund has been launched by VCAP Asset Managers Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ValueCap Sdn Bhd. 

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FTSE Russell Announces Preliminary Lists for 2015 Russell Indexes Reconstitution


– Third consecutive high breakpoint between U.S. small- and large-cap
 Healthcare, Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors led U.S.
 Apple easily retains top slot, nearly twice the size of #2 Microsoft

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FTSE4Good Semi-Annual Review June 2015


– 30 new companies added to the index series
– USA has seven new companies; France has six
– Nine industrials companies added, making it sector with most new entrants

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announces changes following the June 2015 FTSE4Good Index Series and ESG ratings semi-annual review.

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