Annual index industry survey reveals 3.05 million total indexes and 40.2% growth in ESG space

For the fourth year running, the Index Industry Association (IIA), a trade organization for independent index providers, has quantified the global index universe, compiling data from its 16 member firms, including FTSE Russell. 

The IIA’s latest benchmark survey reveals interesting new developments in the global index landscape. With 2020 experiencing record levels of investor uncertainty and market volatility, the number of indexes has grown by about 3% since 2019 to a total of 3.05 million. The report also notes a significant increase in the number of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) indexes as well as a rise in fixed income indexes.

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