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The Russell Indexes difference

All indexes are not created equally

Russell Indexes provides tools to help investors build, track and manage investment portfolios. For 30 years, we have strived to push the boundaries of index design for more meaningful solutions that support and empower investors.

Today, we offer a wide array of benchmarks, strategic and innovative indexes, built for investability. Covering 80 markets worldwide, our indexes capture 98% of investable global equity, making them a more precise picture of the overall market.

Industry leader

Since becoming the U.S. institutional industry leader in terms of market share in 2003, Russell Indexes only continue to grow. Russell now captures 73%¹ of the market share for all U.S. institutional equity products reporting a benchmark. With $5.2 trillion* in assets benchmarked, more U.S. institutional funds track our indexes than all other U.S. equity indexes combined¹.

Why Russell?

Russell Indexes are constructed using an open, published, rules-based, methodology that's designed to be easy to understand for any financial professional. And Russell sticks to those rules, making our indexes transparent and predictable.

Representative of the market
Russell Indexes are modular in design and constructed to be objective and comprehensive with full coverage of the underlying market segment without gaps or overlaps. There is no sampling. So our indexes are a more complete picture of the whole market and the opportunity set available to investors.

Accurate and practical
To ensure that market segments are accurately represented, Russell Indexes are rigorously maintained. Daily corporate actions, monthly share adjustments, quarterly IPO inclusions and annual total reconstitution ensure that the indexes accurately represent the true global opportunity set.

All indexes are not created equally

The accuracy of an index depends on its design

Methodology matters

Index innovation

Our indexes were designed to objectively track performance and better reflect investment manager behavior

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