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FTSE Russell launches new Global Sector Indexes hedged to Canadian dollar

FTSE Russell announces the launch of four new benchmarks within the Russell Global Indexes. The Russell Developed Large Cap 100% Hedged to CAD indices are designed for Canadian market participants and capture specific global sector exposures.

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FTSE Russell launches £SONET

FTSE Russell is delighted to announce the launch of £SONET (Sterling Secured Overnight Executed Transactions) following an industry-wide initiative to create a new secured reference rate for sterling overnight funds, in response to the Financial Stability Board’s July 2014 recommendations on the reform of major interest rate benchmarks. £SONET has been developed by FTSE Russell and London Stock Exchange Group, in partnership with Euroclear and leading inter-dealer brokers.

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Nikko AM-Straits Trading launches new ETF tracking FTSE Asia REITs Index

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces it has licenced its FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Asia ex Japan REITs* Index to Nikko AM. Nikko AM, in partnership with Straits Trading, have today launched their new Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF on Singapore Exchange (SGX). The ETF is the first to be tracking this FTSE index.

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Index derivatives expert Sean Smith joins FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces that Sean Smith has joined the firm as Managing Director of Derivatives Licenses, to lead the company’s efforts to further expand its options and futures business.

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FTSE Russell ESG Ratings data model selected by KPMG AZSA Sustainability

FTSE Russell today announces that its ESG Ratings data model has been selected by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co. Ltd, a member firm of KPMG Japan, to enhance their ESG communication services with Japanese companies. FTSE Russell launched its new ESG Ratings data model, which provides underlying environmental, social and governance data on more than 4,100 companies across more than 300 indicators, in December 2016.

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New FTSE ST indexes capture Singapore’s consumer goods and services sector

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces the launch of two new indexes tracking firms operating in the consumer goods and services index and listed on Singapore Exchange (SGX). The FTSE ST Consumer Goods & Services Index comprises the constituents in either the Consumer Goods or the Consumer Services Industries (ICB code 3000 or 5000) under the FTSE ST All-Share Index. The FTSE ST Consumer Goods & Services Liquid 20 Index comprises the most liquid stocks in the sector.

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FTSE Russell announces schedule for annual Russell US Index reconstitution

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, today announced the 2017 schedule for the annual reconstitution of its Russell US Indexes. The reconstitution process, closely watched by market participants, is designed to capture and reflect market shifts that have occurred in the past year to ensure investors continue to have the most accurate US equity market benchmarks.

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Straits Times Index (STI) quarterly review

 

FTSE Russell announces that there will be no changes to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI), following the March quarterly review.

 

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FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review March 2017

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, confirms today that Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Rentokil Initial will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Capita and Dixons Carphone will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index.

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FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review Q12017

FTSE Russell has today announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review. Bank of Shanghai (A) and China United Network Communications (A) were added to the FTSE China A50 Index and, as a result, Daqin Railway (A) and Shanghai RAAS Blood Products (A) will be deleted from the FTSE China A50 Index. In the FTSE China 50 Index, Postal Savings Bank of China (H) and China Galaxy Securities (H) have been added in this review period. As a result Sinopharm Group (H) and Hengan Intl Group (H) will be deleted from the FTSE China 50 Index.

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