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Frequently Asked Questions: S&P ESG Index SeriesSubscription

Thu, 9 May 2019

Explore how a new measure of Green REITs is bringing transparency to ESG in the Real Estate sector

Blog | US equities reach new highs despite persistent global economic angst

Fri, 3 May 2019Updated: Tue, 7 May 2019

Global equity markets rose in April as easier global financial conditions, signs that China’s slowdown may be bottoming, and better-than-expected US economic data and first-quarter earnings helped buoy risk appetite. However, uncertainty persists over the status of the global economy.

Blog | Building solid returns with developed core infrastructure

Mon, 29 Apr 2019Updated: Tue, 7 May 2019

At the end of last year, I posted about how FTSE Russell is meeting the rising demand for developed core infrastructure indexes. The continued environment of yield scarcity had a growing number of investors turning to this asset class for its income-generating potential, and our FTSE Developed Core Infrastructure Index gave them a means to benchmark their returns.

Blog | Markets wrestle with late-cycle crosswinds

Thu, 25 Apr 2019Updated: Tue, 7 May 2019

In a rare tug of war, both equities and government bonds have rallied this year as financial markets wrestle with the implications of a synchronized global slowdown.

Blog | Index IDEA: Equal weight, unequal performance

Wed, 24 Apr 2019Updated: Tue, 7 May 2019

Equal weight is considered by many to be one of the oldest and most time-tested approaches to reduce portfolio concentration and enhance diversification. But how have equal weighted approaches stacked up relative to traditional market cap weighted approaches for long-term risk-adjusted performance? Quite well, in fact, according to new research from FTSE Russell.

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High Yield: Oasis In Search For Yield?

High Yield: Oasis In Search For Yield?

Thu, 23 May 2019

Since early 2016, US HY default rates have experienced a sort of “mini –cycle”, peaking at the end of 2016. Nevertheless, the recent rise and fall movements appear mostly commodity driven: default rates would have remained fairly stable if energy and material sectors were excluded from calculations.

Redefining Value: A Modern Definition

Redefining Value: A Modern DefinitionSubscription

Thu, 23 May 2019

Performance leadership in the decade long U.S. equity market cycle is and continues to be growth stocks. Value has significantly underperformed for several years. Principal proprietary factor timing models signalled an opportunity for value exposures in December and we believe it is time to discuss portfolio implementation to take advantage of the potential value opportunity.

Is There Style Drift in Middle Market Lending?Subscription

Wed, 22 May 2019

Barings’ Ian Fowler weighs in on the supply/demand dynamics in the direct lending space and explains why looking at the middle market as one cohesive universe can be misleading.

FTSE Russell China Bond Research Report Q1 2019

FTSE Russell China Bond Research Report Q1 2019

Wed, 22 May 2019

Highlights from the May report:  Total holdings of Chinese bonds by offshore investors rose in Q1 of 2019. Offshore investors held 1.76 trillion RMB (US$263 billion) worth of bonds at the end of March, according to data released by Shanghai Clearing House and China Central Depository and Clearing Co, marking a 34.3 billion RMB (US$5.1 billion USD) rise compared to end-December 2018. Some of China’s largest companies have defaulted on their debt ...

Global Equity ESG marks six-year anniversary

Global Equity ESG marks six-year anniversarySubscription

Tue, 21 May 2019Updated: Fri, 24 May 2019

Six years ago, we launched our Global Equity ESG strategy. The aim was simple: achieve capital appreciation by investing in global equity securities with favourable ESG credentials. Today, we assess how it has achieved this objective since inception.

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