2019 Smart Beta Survey Results - Live Studio Panel Discussion



With representatives from Merseyside Pension Fund, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Legal & General Investment Management and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Rolf Agather, Managing Director Research, FTSE Russell was joined by a select panel of investment experts as they examined some of the key findings from the FTSE Russell 2019 Smart Beta survey. This year the panel also discussed the results from FTSE Russell’s special 'Smart Sustainability' report, which looks at the impact of ESG on Smart beta.

FTSE EPRA Nareit Green Indexes


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Climate change poses clear and material risks to real estate assets with the potential to impact return profiles. Listed real estate, has historically lacked appropriate tools to allow investors to assess their exposure to climate risk and to integrate it effectively in their investment strategies. Find out more by watching this 2 minute animation



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European Asset Owner Trends in 2018


ftse russell european asset owner trends in 2018

Henry Odogwu, managing director, head of asset owner group Europe, FTSE Russell highlights key investment trends we have seen within the asset owner community in Europe. He also discusses some of the key challenges faced in an ever changing financial landscape.




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Experts from the field talk about the trends from 2017 and discuss the outlook for 2018.




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Senior members of the global research team discuss the latest perspective on the US small cap market.




FTSE 250 Index: Excellence in UK mid cap indexing since 1992 | October 2017



Mark Makepeace, CEO, FTSE Russell looks back to 1992 when the FTSE 250 Index was launched and reflects on the role of FTSE Russell in UK capital markets and the growth of indexing.


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