Our modular index construction supports a broad spectrum of sub-indexes based on standard factors or customized needs.
FTSE Developed Total Cap
Our methodology is clear enough to be replicated by users, with unambiguous construction rules and strong governance central to the ongoing integrity of the indexes.
FTSE Global Total Cap
FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS)
Source: International Monetary Fund
Our flagship benchmark family is designed to help you build the next generation of financial products, such as index-tracking funds, derivatives, and exchange traded funds (ETFs), with the reliability you need for your performance benchmarks.
Accurately reflects the investible global universe
Industry Classification Benchmark
Covers more than 99% of the world’s investable market capitalization, and all of the practical investment opportunities in the given asset class.
Adaptable to change
Serve as a forum for industry innovation
Free-float adjusted and screened for liquidity for ease of replication
FTSE Global Micro Cap
Offering investors a precise view of the markets relevant to any investment process
of the global equity market
Invest in the future
World equity markets made clearer through local knowledge
How an index captures global, regional and sector exposures affects its performance and impacts the way you might think about your investments. FTSE GEIS combines a global perspective with knowledge gained through developing local benchmarks for markets around the world, giving you a clearer view of the world’s equity markets.
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Regularly reviewed and balanced for turnover, you can rely on our built-in mechanisms to ensure your index adapts to changing market conditions.
A world of possibilities
Our industry is undergoing profound change. We strive to lead from the heart of it to:
* Data as of December 31, 2017 as reported on April 2, 2018 by eVestment for institutional assets, Morningstar for retail mutual funds, insurance products, and ETFs, and additional passive assets directly collected by FTSE Russell. AUM data includes blended benchmarks and excludes futures and options. Passive assets directly collected by FTSE Russell have been removed from third party sources to prevent double counting. No assurances are given by FTSE Russell as to the accuracy of the data.
** Date as of December 31, 2017 as reported by Morningstar.
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$53.5 trillion net market cap
7,900 large, mid & small cap stocks
Worldwide, investors continue to diversify equity and debt portfolios away from a domestic bias and into a global diversified portfolio.
$47.4 trillion net market cap
3,215 large & mid cap stocks
Transparent & reliable
Representative & modular
$6.1 trillion net market cap
H1 88 / 96
H2 43 / 55
H3 28 / 39
Lead 22 / 33
Body 17 /25
Source 11 /18
H1 88 / 99
H2 63 / 83
H3 42 / 56
Lead 33 / 50
Body 26 / 35
Source 16 / 17
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FTSE Emerging Total Cap
$54.7 trillion net market cap
16,358 large, mid, small & micro cap stocks
Embrace the next generation
Includes markets that are accessible, and adjusts constituent weights for any shares not freely available to the public. Incorporates free float adjustment, liquidity screens and other measures designed for ease of replication.
$49.6 trillion net market cap
11,772 large, mid, small & micro cap stocks
Built for the demands of global investors
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Between 2001 and 2016,
cross-border portfolio investment
assets of investors located in the
G7 countries rose significantly.
$108.5 billion net market cap
355 large, mid & small cap stocks
cross-border portfolio investment assets
FTSE Global All Cap
Advanced and Secondary
$5.1 trillion net market cap
4,586 large, mid, small & micro cap stocks
$1.3 trillion net market cap
in assets benchmarked
FTSE Global Small Cap
in tracking ETF assets
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