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Blog | Markets wrestle with late-cycle crosswinds

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.

In our April equity market overview, we dissect the main issues underlying the ongoing equity/bond conflict.

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    White papersFri, 10 May 2019

    After underperforming US large cap stocks by more than 6% in 2018—and more than 8% over the past year as of May 3—US small cap stocks have changed course in 2019, gaining 20.2% relative to an 18.7% return for US large cap stocks through May 3. 

  • FTSE Russell’s Guide to Indexes and ETFs - Why understanding indexes matters so much

    White papersTue, 7 May 2019

    The right Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), start with the right index. ETF due diligence importantly begins with analyzing and understanding the underlying benchmark used. Whether advising clients or selecting investments for client portfolios, the insight provided in FTSE Russell’s Guide to Indexes and ETFs is designed to help you understand indexes and passive strategies to make better informed decisions.

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

    Asset Manager NewsFri, 3 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.

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    Asset Manager NewsMon, 29 Apr 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.

  • Did you know that sustainable investment AUM has now reached US$31 Trillion?

    Did you know that sustainable investment AUM has now reached US$31 Trillion?

    White papersMon, 29 Apr 2019

    New Global Sustainable Investment Alliance report says global sustainable investment AUM has reached new heights with US$31 trillion in assets identified as having some form of ESG approach applied to them. This dynamic graphic made for desktop and devices, gives a short history of sustainable investment innovation. Journeying from 2001 (early days of SI) to 2018 (ESG integration becomes the norm), we look at innovations in three categories:  FTSE Russell product development ...

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