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  • Practical considerations for listed infrastructure download

    White papers 18 June 2019

    Infrastructure is an investment category often seen by investors as a diversification tool that can provide a hedge to long-term liabilities by offering exposure to potentially stable returns and steady income. FTSE Russell defines core infrastructure companies as those that own, manage or operate structures or networks used for the processing or moving goods, services, information and data, people, energy and necessities from one location to another.

  • Why pension schemes can lead on climate change; Mersey’s long horizon weblink

    Asset Manager News 28 May 2019

    The long-term investment timeframe that pension schemes take poses enormous challenges but can also lead to innovative investment approaches to difficult issues. In this guest Q&A, Owen Thorne, portfolio manager, monitoring & responsible investment at the Merseyside Pension Fund (MPF) explains how the Fund approached the climate change challenge.

  • FTSE Fixed Income Factor Research Series - The Carry Concept download

    White papers 21 May 2019

    As a well-known concept to practitioners and academics, carry has been leveraged in the currency markets for decades. With the understanding of such FX carry trades becoming established, recent academic publications have explored this concept cross-markets and showcased evidence of the carry premium across other asset classes.

  • Did you know that sustainable investment AUM has now reached US$31 Trillion? weblink

    White papers 29 April 2019

    New Global Sustainable Investment Alliance report says global sustainable investment AUM has reached new heights with US$31 trillion in assets identified as having some form of ESG approach applied to them. This dynamic graphic made for desktop and devices, gives a short history of sustainable investment innovation. Journeying from 2001 (early days of SI) to 2018 (ESG integration becomes the norm), we look at innovations in three categories:  FTSE Russell product development ...

  • Blog | Deteriorating revenue and EPS growth outlook remains key market headwind weblink

    Asset Manager News 21 March 2019

    Despite broadly easing financial conditions, slowing global growth and pervasive geopolitical uncertainties pose greater hurdles for revenues and profits—and risk appetite—following the recent rally.

  • Accessing the China A-shares market via minimum-variance investing weblink

    White papers 21 March 2019

    In the last 10 years, the concept of the minimum-variance (MV) portfolio has successfully evolved from an academic topic of discussion to an implementable investment theme. Currently, a significant number of investment mandates or products have embraced the concept and allocated financial resources to MV investing. The concept of MV investing is applicable in a variety of geographical regions, but despite its wide applications, MV investing is still a relatively new topic in the China ...

  • Dynamic evolution in low carbon investing

    White papers 19 March 2019

    As efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions gather pace, the industrial foundations of society are facing a transformation. From the light bulb to the car, from everyday materials like plastics to cement, even our diets will have to adapt in profound ways to make the low carbon economy a reality and to avoid the worst impacts of global climate change.

  • FTSE Russell China Bond Research Report Q4 2018 download

    White papers 19 March 2019

    China’s US$12 trillion bond market is projected to double in size in the next four years to about US$24 trillion, according to Goldman Sachs. Chinese Government Bonds (CGBs) are forecast to account for an estimated US$4 trillion of that market by the end of 2022...

  • Blog | Multi-asset: What’s in a name? weblink

    White papers 12 March 2019

    In order to bring some rigor to the process, FTSE Russell takes a volatility-based definition, which we believe cuts through the noise and focuses on what the indexes measure.

  • Blog | Gender equality – more to be done across the board weblink

    White papers 6 March 2019

    International Women’s Day presents a great opportunity every year to take stock on progress in the long march toward gender equality. Investors, companies and governments around the world have made headlines with their efforts to achieve better gender balance. Yet, studies demonstrate that there is still much progress to be made, signalling that it’s time to focus on more powerful and collaborative approaches to addressing gender imbalance.

  • FTSE Russell Blog weekly recap 15th Feb 2019 download

    Asset Manager News 15 February 2019

    Transitioning a portfolio to address ESG risks and opportunities can appear daunting. Here are five insights that may help.

  • Webinar: Green listed real estate - what you need to know weblink

    White papers 18 December 2018

    With EPRA, Nareit and FTSE Russell...

  • Building blocks for the low carbon economy: Managing climate risk in real estate investing download

    White papers 18 December 2018

    Climate change poses clear and material risks to real estate assets with the potential to impact return profiles. This paper focuses on listed real estate, which has historically lacked appropriate tools to allow investors to assess their exposure to climate risk and to integrate it effectively in their investment strategies.

  • 2018 STEP Change Report: FTSE Russell Stewardship, Transition and Engagement Program for Change download

    White papers 30 May 2018

    FTSE Russell announced the launch of its Stewardship, Transition and Engagement Program for 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.

  • Insights | Incorporating diversity into passive investments download

    White papers 31 January 2018

    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.

  • Clear Path Analysis Report: Sustainable smart beta investing for institutional investors download

    White papers 6 November 2017

    Recently, a major shift has been observed among asset owners who once took a “tokenistic” approach toward environmental, social and governance and are now looking to integrate it into core investment strategies.

  • Insights | Passive Aggressive: Is ESG integration into passive becoming the new norm? download

    White papers 5 October 2017

    The world of index-based investing is in flux as ESG integration into passive is on course to become the norm for new mandates. In the last year there has been a quiet revolution taking place as asset owners have been moving to integrate ESG into index designs for new mandates on core passive portfolios.

  • International investment and the US dollar download

    White papers 11 September 2017

    In 2015 FTSE Russell launched a series of international equity indexes for the USD-based investor that are 50% USD hedged to help investors evaluate their currency exposures and their hedging strategies when investing in foreign equities.

  • Insights | Smart sustainability: Giving pension providers controlled sustainable exposure download

    White papers 22 June 2017

    The next phase in the evolution of both smart beta and sustainable investing has begun. FTSE Russell is providing a flexible framework and tools to combine a variety of sustainability and risk premia factors together into new indexes.

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