By Catherine Yoshimoto, director, product management
For a brief period, it appeared that the extended low yield environment of today might at last be coming to a close. But the Fed’s about-face to a more dovish stance on interest rates has investors again searching for yield, giving a boost to income-producing investments.
Following a challenging 2018 for equity markets around the world, global equity markets have bounced back in a major way thus far in 2019, helped by the rapid easing in global financial conditions led by the US Federal Reserve’s more accommodative policy stance.
By Alex Chen, associate director, research & analytics
Accessing the China A-Shares Market Via Minimum-Variance Investing (recently published in the Journal of Portfolio Management) explains how minimum variance strategies may work in historically volatile markets such as China.
Despite broadly easing financial conditions, slowing global growth and pervasive geopolitical uncertainties pose greater hurdles for revenues and profits − and risk appetite − following the recent rally.
As FTSE Russell begins preparations for its upcoming annual Russell US Indexes Reconstitution, FTSE Russell reviewed performance for the US large-cap Russell 1000 Index and US small-cap Russell 2000 Index since last year's Russell rebalance in various time periods.
At the open of March 18, 2019, FTSE Russell’s semiannual rebalance of its flagship global equity indexes, the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (FTSE GEIS) and derived indexes, including the well- known FTSE All-World® Index, will take effect.
Market Accessibility Levels now assigned to all fixed income markets tracked by FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI), FTSE Emerging Markets Government Bond Index (EMGBI) and regional government indexes
FTSE Fixed Income Country Classification Framework was introduced earlier this year to enhance transparency of the review process and technical criteria used to assess accessibility of markets...
FTSE Russell today launched the FTSE Multi-Asset Composite Index Series. The new series is designed to provide broad measures of cross-asset market performance across a diverse selection of global regions and risk exposures. Drawing on FTSE Russell’s family of leading equity and fixed income global benchmarks, the series includes a wide range of indexes across major asset classes covering global, regional and Emerging markets including the US, Europe and China.
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