This paper describes the FTSE country classification process which is designed to be transparent and evidence-driven.
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It is often the case that the lack of index coverage for a given asset class has a limiting effect on international investment and analysis. Availability of an index affords fixed income market participants the tools needed for peer group relative value analysis (as defined by the index provider with rules-based inclusion criteria), price and term structure transparency.
Of the many stories that emerged from this year’s Russell Reconstitution, perhaps the most noteworthy was Meta’s shift from an entirely growth to a partially value company. The story is reminiscent of Apple’s partial shift to value in 2016, and again has many wondering how a tech company widely known for innovation can be classified as anything but 100% growth.
In recent years we’ve lived in a world of rising temperatures and falling interest rates, but one side of this has abruptly changed this year. Interest rate risk has become one of the key worries of the global investors, as central banks struggle to keep inflation in check.
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