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  • August 27, 2015

    FTSE Minimum Variance Indexes exhibit reduced volatility during recent global equity market declines.

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  • August 13, 2015

    Russell Style Indexes detect growing defensiveness for U.S. small and mid-cap stocks.

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  • July 28, 2015

    High quality, low vol div-paying US stocks captured by FTSE Multi-Factor Indexes.

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  • July 10, 2015

    U.S. small cap equity market implied volatility spikes amid growing uncertainty in Greece and China.

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Principles of Index selection: The evolution of Indexes

Rolf Agather
Managing Director, Research and Innovation

How the evolution of indexes is taking a very different form than in the past.

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