FTSE Index Standards

FTSE's transparent index rules and governance procedures ensure all our indices are investable and straightforward to track. Our guiding principles ensure that our indices adhere to the following criteria:

Equities

  • All indices have clear rules that are publicly available and which govern index management in all foreseeable eventualities
  • All stocks are free float adjusted
  • All stocks meet liquidity screens
  • All index changes are clearly communicated.

Global Bonds and Gilts

  • All indices have clear rules that are publicly available and which govern index management in all foreseeable eventualities
  • Each bond issues is weighted by the nominal amount outstanding and price
  • Inclusion criteria is based on the size of issue which has to be met or exceeded for the bond to be included in the index
  • All index changes are clearly communicated.

Further information is available in index specific index rules sections.