While some US investors may view international equity markets as a single uniform asset class, in reality the global equity market landscape is widely varied, representing many market and economic conditions.
Alec Young, managing director, global markets research, FTSE Russell:
“Country equity fundamentals vary widely across Developed and Emerging markets. As such, access to country level exposures allows investors to surgically target desired fundamental attributes such as dividend yield or valuation.”
Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs for Franklin Templeton Investments:
“The goal of our collaboration with FTSE Russell is to provide investors with the ability to gain access to a diversified set of efficient non-US market exposures through our Franklin LibertyShares index-based ETFs.”
To illustrate this point, FTSE Russell recently analyzed several fundamental measures of Developed and Emerging market countries in its FTSE Global Equity Index Series:
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