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Insights | The Russell 2000 Index: Small cap index of choice

The potential benefits of including exposure to small cap stocks in a multi-asset-class portfolio have been well documented. 

FTSE Russell has been a pioneer in researching the small cap market segment, and institutional market participants have widely adopted the Russell 2000 Index as the small cap benchmark of choice because of its comprehensive and objective design.

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  • Appraising home bias exposure

    Appraising home bias exposure

    White papersTue, 22 Oct 2019

    Studies have shown that pension funds have inherent biases to their domestic markets within their equity allocations. In this paper, FTSE Russell seeks to understand the impact of home bias in the equity allocations of five large pension fund markets—the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and Australia—by examining the extent of their home biases and analyzing their effects over a 12-year period.

  • Why climate change also matters for government bond investing

    Why climate change also matters for government bond investing

    White papersMon, 21 Oct 2019

    Henry Odogwu, Head of the asset owner group Europe at FTSE Russell discusses how European asset owners are looking to extend environmental, governance and social (ESG) considerations beyond equity into fixed income

  • Benchmarking the Value of Indexes Among Active Managers

    Blog | Benchmarking the Value of Indexes Among Active Managers

    White papersMon, 21 Oct 2019

    Active managers primarily use index data to benchmark investment performance, but a new study by Greenwich Associates suggests there are significant opportunities for active managers to derive more value from data and partnerships with index providers.

  • A defining moment for US small-cap stocks

    Blog | A defining moment for US small-cap stocks

    White papersFri, 18 Oct 2019

    According to global index provider FTSE Russell, the US small-cap Russell 2000 Index has returned 6.6% annually over the past 20 years on a price basis as of September 30 as compared to a 4.6% annual price return for the US large-cap Russell 1000 Index for the same period. 

  • Is economic pessimism nearing a nadir?

    Blog | Is economic pessimism nearing a nadir?

    White papersFri, 18 Oct 2019

    The rapid deterioration in leading indicators this year has cast a pall over equity markets and kept their performance relative to bonds in check. However, with financial conditions easing globally, are markets now underestimating the potential for the economic data to improve?

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