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FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI June semi-annual review

FTSE Russell announce that there will be one change to the constituents of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI, following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. Hap Seng Consolidated will be added to the index with UMW Holdings being deleted.

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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, following the June quarterly review.

The STI reserve list, comprising the five highest ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, will be (in order of size) Suntec REIT, Singapore Post Ltd, Neptune Orient Lines, Keppel REIT and Mapeltree Commercial Trust. Companies on the reserve list will replace any constituents that become ineligible as a result of corporate actions, before the next review.  A full list of STI constituents can be found on the website: here  

 

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FTSE UK Index Series Quarterly Review June 2016

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, confirms today that Hikma Pharmaceuticals will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Inmarsat will enter the FTSE 250 Index.

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FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Russell has today announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review. Wuliangye Yibin and Guangzhou Automobile Group were added to the FTSE China A50 Index and Sinopharm Group was added to the FTSE China 50 Index. As a result, China United Network Communications and Power Construction Corporation of China will be deleted from the FTSE China A50 Index and Sinopec Oilfield Service will be deleted from the FTSE China 50 Index.

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Third annual FTSE Russell survey signals smart beta turning point for asset owners

FTSE Russell today confirmed a turning point in the consideration and implementation of smart beta indexes among global institutional asset owners. According to its third annual global institutional market survey – Smart Beta: 2016 Global Survey Findings from Asset Owners – FTSE Russell confirms that the percentage of asset owners currently evaluating smart beta has doubled from 15% at the first survey in 2014 to 36% in 2016, and 62% of asset owners with an existing smart beta allocation are now evaluating additional allocations. The strongest growth in smart beta adoption is among asset owners with less than $1 billion in assets.

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FTSE Russell index selected for first infrastructure ETF traded on ASX

FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces that VanEck Australia, one of Australia’s prominent providers of exchange traded products, has chosen to license the FTSE Developed Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index for its latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the VanEck Vectors FTSE Global Infrastructure (Hedged) ETF.
 

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New suite of US ETF reference and analytics data available from XTF


FTSE Russell today announced the availability of a new suite of reference and analytics data to help investors research and evaluate the US exchange traded funds (ETF) market. Acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in December 2015, the XTF business is operated by LSEG’s Information Services Division, which includes FTSE Russell, a global leader in indexes.

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Innovative new index supports investors seeking to Divest Fossil Fuels and Invest in the Green Economy


FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has launched an innovative new index that reduces exposure within the index to companies associated with fossil fuels while also increasing exposure within the index to companies engaged in the transition to a green economy. To gain this exposure, the FTSE Divest-Invest Developed 200 Index incorporates data captured by FTSE Russell’s innovative new green revenue data model, called LCE, which is set to launch publicly in the coming months. BNP Paribas has licensed the new index to create swaps and structured products.

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Expansion of FTSE4Good with launch of FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index


FTSE Russell, the global index provider, announces the launch of the FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index, an ESG index developed in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Exchanges. The new benchmark consists of companies listed on the five ASEAN exchanges from Developed and Emerging markets: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The companies included in the index have been assessed to ensure they meet the standards required for FTSE4Good inclusion.

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New FTSE Russell index is first to combine China A Shares and H Shares


– FTSE China A-H 50 Index represents the largest Chinese companies listed in mainland China and/or Hong Kong
– Index licensed by Deutsche Bank for ETFs in London and Frankfurt
– Underlines FTSE Russell’s leading position in China

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