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10 April 2014 - FTSE announces revised research methodology for ESG Ratings and FTSE4Good Series

FTSE Group, today announces the development of new research methodology for the FTSE4Good Index and Ratings >>

8 April 2014 - FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets acquires MTS' indices business

FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets has confirmed that it has acquired the indices business of MTS >>

24 March 2014 - FTSE MPF Index Series Enchancements

FTSE Group today announces enhancements to the FTSE MPF Index Series, resulting from the market consultation held in 2013. >>

11 March - Amundi Adopts FTSE Index for ETF

FTSE Group is pleased to announce that Amundi is licencing the FTSE EPRA / NAREIT Developed Europe index for ETF >>

7 March 2014 - FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index - semi annual review

CESC replaces Schneider Electric Infrastructure in the FTSE IDFC Infrastucture 30 Index following the semi annual review >>

6 March 2014 - No changes to STI after quarterly review

Constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will be unchanged following the conclusion of its quarterly review >>

5 March 2014 - Two companies to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group confirms today that Barratt Developments and St. James's Place will be joining the FTSE 100 Index>>

5 March 2014 - FTSE China Index Series Review

FTSE Group announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series review>>

3 February 2014 - Emerging Global Advisors switches to FTSE as index benchmark provider for two ETFs

FTSE Group has been selected by Emerging Global Advisors, the specialist provider of emerging market exchange traded funds>>

9 January 2014 - First China A Shares ETF lists on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the CSOP Source FTSE China A50 UCITS ETF to list in London. LSEG press release.>>

11 December 2013 - Two companies to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group confirms today that Royal Mail and Ashtead Group will be joining the FTSE 100 Index.>>

9 December 2013 - Bosera selects the FTSE China A50 Index for their first RQFII ETF

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, announces the licensing of the FTSE China A50 Index to Bosera Asset Management (International) Co., Limited as the basis of their first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) ETF. >>

6 December 2013 - FTSE launches innovative UK Digital Services Index Series

FTSE Group, the global index provider, is pleased to announce the launch of the UK Digital Services Index Series, which will act as a benchmark of UK companies operating in the digital sector.>>

13 November - FTSE licenses Global X for new ETF linked to FTSE Portugal 20 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, today announced that it has granted a licence to Global X Funds, a US provider of exchange traded funds (ETF), to launch an ETF based on its FTSE Portugal 20 Index >>

31 October - Boost ETP launches first Short and Leveraged ETPs tracking FTSE MIB Indices

FTSE, the global index provider, has granted a licence to Boost ETP to launch a new range of ETPs based on its FTSE MIB Leveraged and Short indices.>>

29 October - FTSE launches news Shariah Developed Minimum Variance Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is pleased to announce the launch of its new FTSE Shariah Developed Minimum Variance Index. >>

25 October - Emerging Global Advisors Chooses "FTSE Beyond BRICs" Index for ETF

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, has been selected by Emerging Global Advisors, the asset manager to the EGShare ETF offering, as the index provider for EGShares “Beyond BRICs” exchange-traded fund (BBRC). >>

22 October - Bank of China (Hong Kong) and FTSE Group launch Offshore RMB Bond Index Series

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (“BOCHK”) and FTSE Group (“FTSE”) today announced the official launch of the new FTSE-BOCHK Offshore RMB Bond Index Series. >>

15 October - Scottish Widows invests £2.1 billion in FTSE RAFI Index Series-linked funds

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is pleased to announce that Scottish Widows has decided to transfer £2.1 billion into portfolios linked to the FTSE RAFI®Index Series. >>

13 September - FTSE4Good Semi-Annual September 2013 Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces changes following the September 2013 FTSE4Good Index Series and ESG ratings semi-annual review. >>

12 September - No changes to STI after quarterly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will be unchanged following the conclusion of its quarterly review.>>

15 August - FTSE-Linked ETFs hit 100 landmark in North America

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is pleased to announce that there are now more than 100 ETFs tracking a FTSE benchmark in North America. >>

15 July - Professor Elroy Dimson appointed new chair of FTSE Policy Group

FTSE Group, the global index provider, is pleased to announce that Professor Elroy Dimson has accepted the position of Chairman of the FTSE Policy Group, the most senior position within the FTSE Governance Committees. >>

11 July - BetaShares selects FTSE for first Fundamental Index ETF in Australia

FTSE Group ("FTSE"), the global index provider, announces that BetaShares, one of Australia's leading exchange traded product issuers, has chosen the FTSE RAFI Australia 200 Index as the basis of the first Australian equity Fundamental Index ETF, which launches on the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") today. >>

08 July - Boost uses FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 short and leveraged indices

FTSE, a leading global index provider, has licenced its FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 Leveraged and Short indices to Boost, an independent ETP provider of specialised Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) within the European market. The indices will be used as the foundation for five new ETPs which start trading on London Stock Exchange today, 8 July. >>

03 July 2013 - Vanguard completes transition to FTSE benchmarks

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) has announced the retirement of its FTSE Emerging Transition Index following the successful completion last week of the six-month transition of the Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund to FTSE’s Emerging benchmark. >>

01 July 2013 - Emerging Global Advisors Selects FTSE for the First Emerging Markets Dividend Growth ETF

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) has been selected by Emerging Global Advisors, the asset management company specializing exclusively in emerging market ETFs, as the index provider for its EGShares Emerging Markets Dividend Growth ETF (EMDG) which listed today on NYSE Arca. EGShares EMDG is the first US-listed ETF focused on providing dividend growth exposure in emerging markets.>>

01 July 2013 - FTSE Launches the FTSE NAREIT Preferred Stock Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, today announced the launch of the FTSE NAREIT Preferred Stock Index. Available in real time and as end-of-day, the index is designed to track the performance of US REITs preferred stocks. This new index extends FTSE’s existing comprehensive range of real estate indices which cover global, developed and emerging markets.>>

27 June 2013 - FTSE wins Index Provider of the Year Award for 3rd year running

FTSE, a leading global index provider, is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row it has won the 2013 European Pensions “Index Provider of the Year” Award. >>

17 June 2013 - FTSE adds new 'Food, Agriculture and Forestry' Sector to Environmental Markets Series

FTSE has announced that it is introducing a new sector to its Environmental Markets indices, to be called ‘Food, Agriculture and Forestry’. It brings the total number of sectors to seven and subsectors to 29. The announcement was included in the semi-annual review of the Environmental Markets index series. >>

17 June 2013 - Siam Makro and TRUE Corporation to enter the FTSE SET Large Cap Index after the June semi-annual review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) announce today that Siam Makro and TRUE Corporation will replace IRPC and Thai Union Frozen Products in the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series. >>

13 June 2013 - MISC and SapuraKencana Petroleum replace Bumi Armada and YTL Power International in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI June semi-annual review

FTSE Group (FTSE), the award-winning global index provider, and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) have announced that MISC and SapuraKencana Petroleum will replace Bumi Armada and YTL Power International in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. >>

13 June 2013 - STI 30 unchanged after June quarterly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) today announced the results of the quarterly review of the FTSE ST Index Series. While there were no changes to the STI constituents, three new IPOs were added to the FTSE ST Index Series – Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, which joined the FTSE ST Mid Cap Index, and Asian Pay Television Trust and Croesus Retail Trust which both gained entry into the FTSE ST Small Cap Index. >>

12 June 2013 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series >>

12 June 2013 - Persimmon and Travis Perkins to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group confirms that Persimmon, the house builder, and Travis Perkins, the construction and home improvement supplier, will be joining the FTSE100 >>

12 June 2013 - FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Index Series Quarterly Review

Changes to the FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Index Series resulting from index and ratings reviews >>

12 June 2013 - FTSE RAFI Index Series exceeds $5bn in ETF-linked AUM

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is pleased to announce that the ETF assets linked to the FTSE RAFI® Index Series reached US$US5 billion in assets under management, as of 31 May 2013. In total, more than US$176 billion of ETF assets are benchmarked to FTSE indices worldwide. >>

12 June 2013 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index >>

11 June 2013 - FTSE opens new offices in Dubai International Financial Centre

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, has opened an office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The total number of FTSE offices across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas is now 13. The new office will provide a gateway for FTSE’s growing business in the Middle East and Africa. >>

5 June 2013 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

3 June 2013 - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation Selects FTSE WPU to Hedge Currency Exposure for a Japanese Institutional Investor

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, today announces that Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation has commenced provision of a customized solution for institutional investors which hedges foreign currency exposure using the FTSE World Parity Unit (WPU). The application of FTSE WPU, which acts as a stable currency unit providing a means of mitigating currency and inflation risk, is the first of its kind in Japan. >>

22 May 2013 - FTSE licenses four indices to Vanguard for new ETFs

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, today announces that it has licensed four more indices to Vanguard as the basis for a new range of international Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). This brings the number of ETFs based on FTSE indices globally to over 200, including 11 provided by Vanguard. >>

21 May 2013 - FTSE to provide pre and post-tax performance reports for LICs

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) the award winning global index provider, today announces that it will be providing after-tax reporting and performance attribution to individual Listed Investment Companies (LIC's) in Australia to support the industry’s transition to after-tax reporting and measurement. >>

17 May 2013 - FTSE EPRA/NAREIT real estate indices surpass $10Bn in ETF-linked AUM

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is pleased to announce that the ETF assets linked to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series, reached $US10.5 billion in assets under management, as of 30 April 2013. In total, more than US$176 billion of ETF assets are currently benchmarked to FTSE indices worldwide. >>

16 May 2013 - Vanguard Selects FTSE for First Hong Kong Domiciled ETF

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) has been selected by Vanguard, one of the top three US asset management firms, as the index benchmark provider for its first Hong Kong domiciled ETF, which listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”) on 15 May. The ETF is based on an index which FTSE has customised for Vanguard - FTSE Asia Pacific ex Japan, Australia and New Zealand Net Total Return Index. >>

7 May 2013 - FTSE Licenses Nikko Asset Management to Create First Risk Efficient Index Fund for Japanese Investors

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, today announces the licensing of the FTSE EDHEC Risk Efficient Developed ex Japan Index to Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. to create the first risk-efficient index fund for Japanese investors. >>

30 April 2013 - FTSE launches ET100 Environmental Technologies index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, has launched the FTSE ET100 index, adding to its innovative FTSE Environmental Markets Series. Jupiter (one of the UK’s leading fund groups) is adopting the new index as the benchmark for its pioneering Jupiter Ecology Fund immediately. >>

25 April 2013 - Bank of China (Hong Kong) and FTSE Group jointly announce partnership to develop a new Offshore RMB Bond Index Series

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (“BOCHK”) and FTSE Group (“FTSE”) today announced a partnership to develop a new “FTSE-BOCHK Offshore RMB Bond Index Series” (the “New Indices”). This landmark partnership brings together BOCHK’s unique competitive position in the offshore RMB business as well as FTSE’s leading indexing expertise and global network, to provide the market with an industry standard benchmark. The New Indices will help global investors to better capture the opportunities in the offshore RMB fixed income as an investable asset class. >>

21 March 2013 - FTSE licenses MCX Stock Exchange Limited with the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces that MCX Stock Exchange Limited (MCX-SX), is adopting the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), the global company classification standard, across its listing and index offerings. >>

19 March 2013 - FTSE and DPT Capital launch series of long-short commodity indices

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), and DPT Capital Management, based in Princeton New Jersey, announce the launch of the FTSE Target Exposure Commodity Index Series, a series of rules-based long-short commodity indices derived from Professor John M. Mulvey’s innovative risk management and portfolio allocation approach – Dynamic Portfolio Tactics™. >>

15 March 2013 - FTSE Emerging Index Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announced the results of the FTSE Emerging Index annual review today. The index includes large and mid cap securities from advanced and secondary emerging markets, classified in accordance with FTSE’s transparent Country Classification Review Process. >>

08 March 2013 - FTSE4Good Semi-Annual March 2013 Review admits 20 new companies to the FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces changes following the March 2013 FTSE4Good Index Series and ESG Ratings semi-annual Review. >>

07 March 2013 - Thai Beverage to join ST Index after quarterly review

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that Thai Beverage will replace IHH Healthcare as a constituent of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the conclusion of the half-yearly review. >>

06 March 2013 - Easyjet and London Stock Exchange Group to Join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, Easyjet, the airline company, and London Stock Exchange Group, the exchange group, will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Intu Properties, the shopping centre management and development company, and Kazakhmys, the natural resources group, will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

06 March 2013 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review March 2013 / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series marzo 2013

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 15 March 2013 (i.e. on Monday, 18 March 2013). >>

06 March 2013 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

06 March 2013 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 15 March 2013 (i.e. on Monday, 18 March 2013). >>

27 February 2013 - FTSE and TMX Datalinx create new global fixed income index business: FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), part of London Stock Exchange Group (“LSEG”), and TMX Group today announce that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine their fixed income index businesses in a new joint venture. FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets will be the third largest fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) index provider globally. Together these indices are used as benchmarks for more than C$1 trillion in fixed income assets. >>

27 February 2013 - FTSE launches Implied Volatility Index Series

FTSE Group (FTSE), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE Implied Volatility Index Series (IVI) , an end-of-day index series that measures the implied volatility of the FTSE 100 and FTSE MIB indices. >>

6 February 2013 - FTSE launches new FTSE Cyclical and Defensive Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE Cyclical and Defensive Index Series. The index series aims to offer contrasting degrees of sensitivity to the economic cycle in order to improve the transparency of market dynamics. >>

31 January 2013 - FTSE launches new FTSE ORB Index Series: the first independent performance benchmarks for UK retail bonds developed in conjunction with Investec

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE ORB Index Series which has been developed in conjunction with Investec Bank plc (‘Investec’). The indices are the first performance benchmarks for bonds trading on ORB – London Stock Exchange’s Order book for Retail Bonds. The indices offer investors and product issuers transparency, measurability and new access opportunities in UK retail bonds. The launch of the indices reflects surging investor interest in the UK retail bond market, which has raised £3 billion through new issues since its launch in 2010. >>

24 January 2013 - VicSuper and Australian Ethical Superannuation move to after-tax benchmarking with FTSE ASFA

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces VicSuper and Australian Ethical Superannuation, have chosen to adopt an after-tax benchmark from the industry standard FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series. Collectively the two funds have over $2.4bn Australian equity assets under management: VicSuper with approximately $2bn and Australian Ethical Superannuation with $410mn (as at 31 December 2012). >>

21 January 2013 - Samsung launches its first QFII ETF: tracks the FTSE China A50 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, announces the licensing of the FTSE China A50 Index to Samsung Asset Management Company Limited (“Samsung”) as the basis of its first Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) ETF, which lists on Korea Exchange (“KRX”) today. >>

4 January 2013 - FTSE China A50 Index-linked ETFs hit US$10 Billion AUM

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, is proud to announce that the combined assets of FTSE China A50 Index linked ETFs have surpassed $US10 billion . This milestone underlines FTSE’s leadership position in the China ETF marketplace, with a majority of the assets under management (AUM) in China-themed ETFs listed globally – more than 58% -- benchmarked to FTSE indices. >>

17 December 2012 - Results of the FTSE SET Index Series Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) announce today that there is no change to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series. >>

13 December 2012 - Jack Ehnes of CalSTRS to Chair FTSE Enviromental Markets Committee

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider and a pioneer in responsible investment, announced that Jack Ehnes, CEO of CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) will serve as the new chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee. The announcement comes on the fifth anniversary of FTSE’s Environmental Market Index Series and its partnership with Impax Asset Management, the environmental markets specialist that FTSE worked with to develop the market-leading classification system underpinning the Series. >>

13 December 2012 - Astro Malaysia and Felda Global Ventures replace AirAsia and Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI December semi-annual review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) have announced that Astro Malaysia and Felda Global Ventures will replace AirAsia and Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. >>

13 December 2012 - No change to STI after quarterly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) today announced the results of the first quarterly review of the FTSE ST Index Series. While there were no changes to the STI constituents, three new IPOs - Courts Asia, Geo Energy Resources and Religare Health Trust, listed in October 2012, gained entry into FTSE ST Small Cap Index. >>

12 December 2012 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review December 2012 / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series dicembre 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 December 2012 (i.e. on Thursday, 27 December 2012). >>

12 December 2012 - TUI Travel to Join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, Pennon Group, the water utility and waste management company, will be leaving the FTSE 100 Index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. In the rebalance, TUI Travel, the leisure travel company, will enter the UK’s leading index. >>

11 December 2012 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 December 2012 (i.e. on Thursday, 27 December 2012). >>

10 December 2012 - FTSE announces Unilever as winner of first FTSE4Good Award in memory of Sir Mervyn Pedelty

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider and pioneer in responsible investment, has launched the Sir Mervyn Pedelty Award to recognise companies which have made the most significant improvements to the sustainability of their businesses in recent years. The inaugural winner is Unilever, with Go-Ahead, Intel and Diageo highly commended. >>

06 December 2012 - BOOST ETP Selects FTSE to Support New ETP Launches

BOOST ETP, the newest entrant to the European exchange traded products market, has chosen FTSE benchmarks for the creation of a new range of exchange traded products. Boost ETP was launched in October 2012 by Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, two veterans of the European ETF industry, who saw an opportunity for an independent issuer focused on a specialised product range and on transparency. >>

05 December 2012 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announced the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

03 December 2012 - FTSE and the African Securities Exchanges Association Launch Pan African Benchmark

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider in partnership with the African Securities Exchanges Association (“ASEA”), today announced the launch of the FTSE ASEA Pan Africa Index Series, an independently calculated, rules-based performance benchmark for Pan African equity portfolios. >>

27 November 2012 - FTSE Launches Super Liquid Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE Super Liquid Index Series (SLQ), a broad family of real-time free float market capitalisation weighted indices designed to mimic the characteristics of key FTSE indices via a smaller, highly liquid universe of stocks. >>

19 November 2012 - Index Industry Association (IIA) Appoints Rick Redding as Executive Director

The Index Industry Association (IIA) has appointed Rick H. Redding as its first Executive Director. The IIA also announced that Russell Index Group, Russell Investments has joined the Association, following in the footsteps of Barclays and Nasdaq OMX Global index Group who both joined in June. >>

14 November 2012 - FTSE Group, NAREIT and US Green Building Council Develop the First Investable Green Property Indexes

FTSE Group, NAREIT and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that they have jointly developed the first investable green property indexes for both institutional and retail investors. >>

1 November 2012 - Lyxor Switches to FTSE for it Global Real Estate Indices

Lyxor, a leader in innovative asset management and the third largest ETF provider in Europe (by AUM) , has chosen to replace the indices it uses as the basis for its Global Real Estate ETFs, switching to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Global Real Estate indices. FTSE EPRA/NAREIT benchmarks are the leaders in the listed real estate sector globally. >>

26 October 2012 - FTSE Establishes Exchange Traded Products (ETP) Service Unit

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) announced today the establishment of a new Exchange Traded Products (ETP) service unit to expand FTSE’s product and service offering and build on its strong local support for ETP and exchange-traded fund (ETF) clients globally. >>

10 October 2012 - FTSE ESG Group Releases Supply Chain Labour Report - “Brand Value at Risk”

FTSE Group’s Environmental, Social and Governance group (ESG) has released the results of its recent research into supply chain management risks and the efforts companies are making to minimise those risks. >>

08 October 2012 - FTSE and Bursa Malaysia introduce Shariah compliant small cap index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) today announced the launch of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Small Cap Shariah Index to complement the existing FTSE Bursa Malaysia Shariah indices. This new Shariah index is designed to provide investors with a precise benchmark for Shariah compliant investment in Malaysian small cap companies. >>

08 October 2012 - The FTSE Cürex FX Index Series Expands to a Total of Eight Executable Offshore Renminbi FIX Benchmarks

FTSE, the award winning global index provider, and Cürex Group, a leading developer of intellectual property and technologies that link institutional foreign exchange liquidity with global exchange traded products, today announced the expansion of the FTSE Cürex FX Index Series with the addition of seven new streaming benchmark currency pairs, enabling investors to trade Offshore Renminbi (CNH) against seven major currencies at an independently calculated benchmark rate. The new indices increase the number of executable currency pair benchmarks included in the index series from 192 pairs to 199 pairs. >>

03 October 2012 - FTSE and Nairobi Securities Exchange Launch Groundbreaking Kenyan Government Bond Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) today announced the launch of the FTSE NSE Kenyan Shilling Government Bond Index, the world’s first independently calculated benchmark index tracking the principal Kenyan government bond market. >>

02 October 2012 - Vanguard Selects FTSE as Index Benchmark Provider for Six International Stock Index Funds

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) has been selected by Vanguard, one of the top three US asset management firms, as the index benchmark provider for six international equity index funds with aggregate assets of $170 billion as of August 31. These funds will transition to benchmarks in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, replacing MSCI. This transaction represents the largest international index provider benchmark switch ever and includes the world’s largest emerging markets fund, the $67bn Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund and its exchange-traded fund (Ticker: VWO). These funds will move to the FTSE Emerging Index. >>

25 September 2012 - FTSE Announces 2012 Annual Country Classification Review Results

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider, has announced the results of its Annual Country Classification Review - 2012. This year, the FTSE Policy Group has not reclassified any countries but has added two further countries to the current Watch List of seven countries being considered for promotion or demotion between FTSE’s market classifications: Argentina is listed for possible removal from the Frontier classification while Mongolia is under consideration for possible inclusion in the Frontier category. >>

17 September 2012 - One company to be excluded from FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index – following 2012 Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and IDFC today announced that GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd will be excluded from the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index, following the semi-annual review of the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure Index Series. >>

17 September 2012 - FTSE4Good Extends Supply Chain Labour Criteria and Completes September Semi-annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the leading global index provider and pioneer in responsible investment, has completed the semi-annual review of its flagship FTSE4Good index and ESG ratings. At the same time it is more than doubling the number of companies globally for which supply chain labour standards criteria apply from 164 to almost 400. It is rolling out the criteria to several new industrial sectors and those companies who are not meeting these criteria will need to do so in order to maintain their inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices. >>

13 September 2012 - CSOP Asset Management’s First RQFII ETF tops rankings from day one: Initial and second RQFII quotas totalling 7Bn RMB

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, is delighted to announce the CSOP FTSE China A50 RQFII ETF is now the largest RQFII ETF. The initial RQFII quota of 5Bn Renminbi (RMB) was allocated for IPO on 28 August and was fully taken up on the same day, establishing the CSOP FTSE China A50 RQFII ETF as the largest RQFII ETF, with Assets under Management (AUM) of US$m771.1 on the first day of trading. A further RMB2Bn was granted by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) for release on 12 September, and creation of the units of the fund was resumed immediately. >>

13 Sepember 2012 - IHH Healthcare to join STI after half-yearly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) today welcomed IHH Healthcare as a constituent of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the conclusion of the half-yearly review. >>

12 September 2012 - Melrose and Wood Group (John) to Join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, Melrose, the supplier of turbogenerators and Wood Group (John), the energy services company, will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, ICAP and Ashmore Group will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

12 September 2012 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review September 2012 / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series settembre 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 September 2012 (i.e. on Monday, 24 September 2012). >>

11 September 2012 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review September 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 September 2012 (i.e. on Monday, 24 September 2012). >>

5 September 2012 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

4 September 2012 - Shenzhen Securities Information Company and FTSE Group sign MOU to explore possibility of developing new suite of indices

Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd (“SZSE Securities Information”) and global index provider FTSE Group (“FTSE”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate the development and promotion of new indices for the China capital markets. Under the MOU, Shenzhen Securities Information and FTSE will undertake index-related research and development projects and leverage one another’s strengths promoting indices to Chinese domestic and international investors. >>

28 August 2012 - CSOP launches first RQFII ETF to track the FTSE China A50 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, announces the licensing of the FTSE China A50 Index to CSOP Asset Management Limited (“CSOP”) as the basis of its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) ETF, which lists on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”) today. >>

08 August 2012 - FTSE Announces Changes for the FTSE Italia Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) announces that the FTSE Italia Series (including the FTSE MIB) will be changed to use actual free float, rounded up to the next 1%. This change will take effect from the next index review on 24 September 2012. >>

01 August 2012 - FTSE Announces the Launch of the FTSE Global Minimum Variance Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE Global Minimum Variance Index Series. FTSE has combined its index and analytics expertise to develop the new FTSE Global Minimum Variance Index Series. >>

12 June 2012 - FTSE Curex announce release of executable benchmarks for spot FX

FTSE, the award winning global index provider, and Cürex Group, a leading developer of intellectual property and technologies that link institutional foreign exchange with global capital markets, today announced their worldwide partnership and the launch of the FTSE Cürex FX Index Series – a new range of independently calculated, 24/5 streaming, executable spot FX benchmark FIX for currency pairs and currency baskets. >>

11 June 2012 - Shin Corporation to enter the FTSE SET Large Cap after the June semi-annual review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) announce today that Shin Corporation will replace Thai Airways in the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series. >>

7 June 2012 - FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Constituents unchanged after June semi-annual review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) have confirmed there will be no changes to the constituents of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI, following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. >>

6 June 2012 - Babcock International Group to Join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, engineering support services company, Babcock International Group will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Man Group will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

6 June 2012 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review June 2012 / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series giugno 2012

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 15 June 2012 (i.e. on Monday, 18 June 2012). >>

6 June 2012 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

05 June 2012 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review June 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 15 June 2012. >>

30 May 2012 - FTSE Establishes New ESG Service Unit with Two Senior Appointments

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider announces the establishment of an Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Service Unit with two senior appointments; Kevin Bourne and Gordon Morrison. >>

28 May 2012 - FTSE Value-Stocks Index Series Extended With New Custom Solutions, to Support Value-Based ETFs Listed by Sensible Asset Management Hong Kong

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the global index provider, announces the licensing of Value Partners Group (“Value Partners”), for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sensible Asset Management Hong Kong Limited (“SAMHK”), to create a series of country specific Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The ETFs will be based on new customised versions of the existing FTSE Value-Stocks Japan, FTSE Value-Stocks Korea and FTSE Value-Stocks Taiwan indices. The licensing forms part of an extended cooperation agreement with Value Partners, and will see the new ETFs listed today on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”). >>

8 May 2012 - FTSE Licences MSS Real Estate LLP to launch FTSE UK Commercial Property Index Fund

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the licensing of MSS Real Estate LLP (“MSS”) to create the FTSE UK Commercial Property Index Fund Limited, a new closed-ended investment company to be listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange which tracks the FTSE All UK Property Index, the headline index of the FTSE UK Commercial Property Index Series (“Index”). >>

8 May 2012 - FTSE Licences UBS AG With New Currency Solution – FTSE WPU

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider grants UBS AG the first licence for the recently launched currency solution, FTSE WPU (World Parity Unit). The swift adoption of FTSE WPU will allow UBS to offer a range of investment and hedging products linked to FTSE WPU, to its global client base. The licensing highlights investor appetite for new currency-risk management tools, as currency fluctuations continue to play a significant risk in international investment. >>

24 April 2012 - FTSE launches US Total Market Index Series

FTSE Group, (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE US Total Market Index Series (FTSE US TMI Series), a comprehensive domestic index series which aims to provide US and international investors with the most broad-based representation of the US equity market. >>

12 April 2012 - FTSE licences FTSE 100 Index to National Stock Exchange of India Limited for launch of FTSE 100 futures and options

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider and the National Stock Exchange of India, today announce a new partnership resulting in the licensing of futures and options based on the world renowned FTSE 100 Index. The licensing will see the exchange launching the new product on the 3rd May, following recent regulatory approval granted by the Indian regulator. >>

27 March 2012 - FTSE Licenses NYSE Euronext with the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) across Five Exchanges Worldwide

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that NYSE Euronext (NYX), a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies, will be adopting the widely-used international sector classification standard – Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) – across its affiliated exchanges in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the US. >>

20 March 2012 - Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) adopted by Petrovietnam

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that Vietnam state-owned oil & gas producer, Petrovietnam (“PVN”), has chosen the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) as their classification system for their PVN Indexes. >>

17 March 2012 - FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index rises 23% on higher share prices

The FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 share index extended its run of recent gains last week to close 23.3% higher than at the end of 2011. The index, which tracks 20 liquid stocks listed on Dubai Financial Market, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai, ended at 1,694 on March 15, 2012, up from 1,374 on December 31, 2011. >>

13 March 2012 - MSCI, S&P Indices and FTSE Collaborate to Launch First Ever Index Industry Trade Body

MSCI, S&P Indices and FTSE today announce the creation of the first ever trade association for the index industry. The Index Industry Association (IIA) will form an official, representative body for the global index industry, with a remit that includes educating investors on the attributes and role of indices within the investment process and advocating the interests of index users and providers worldwide. >>

12 March 2012 - One New Indian Company to Join FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index – following 2012 Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (“IDFC”) today announce that Thermax Limited will replace Container Corporation of India in the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index, following the semi-annual review of the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure Index Series. >>

12 March 2012 - FTSE Licenses Old Mutual Global Index Trackers With Use of Leading Alternatively Weighted Indices

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the licensing of the globally established FTSE RAFI Index Series and the recently launched FTSE EDHEC-Risk Efficient Index Series, to Old Mutual Global Index Trackers (“OMGxT”). The adoption of these indices highlights investors increasing interest in alternatively-weighted sources of passive investment, and FTSE’s fast growing index range within this space. >>

9 March 2012 - Roll-Out of Countering Bribery Criteria and FTSE4Good Semi-Annual March 2012 Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces changes following the March FTSE4Good and ESG Ratings semi-annual Review; including the roll-out of new countering bribery criteria to be applied to the assessments of over 1200 companies. This is expected to lead to improvements as new research from Edinburgh University has uncovered that the engagement FTSE carries out with companies regarding new FTSE4Good criteria has led to hundreds of companies globally improving their environmental, social and governance practices. >>

8 March 2012 - No change to STI constituents after half-yearly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will remain unchanged following the conclusion of its half-yearly review. >>

7 March 2012 - FTSE Italia Index Series Review March 2012 / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series marzo 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 March 2012. >>

7 March 2012 - Aberdeen Asset Management and Croda International to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, global investment management group, Aberdeen Asset Management, and global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda International, will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Cairn Energy and Essar Energy will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

7 March 2012 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

6 March 2012 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review March 2012 / Revisione trimestrale indice FTSE MIB marzo 2012

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 March 2012. >>

21 February 2012 - FTSE Group launches FTSE WPU: a stable global currency unit

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE World Parity Unit (WPU), a stable global currency unit which aims to allow global investors to preserve wealth over the long-term by providing protection from currency and inflation risk. >>

14 December 2011 - FTSE Announces the Results of the Market Consultation on Minimum Free Float Requirement for the FTSE UK Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the results of the market consultation on minimum free float requirement for the FTSE UK Index Series. The consultation showed a clear preference from respondents for setting a minimum 25% free float requirement for UK Series constituents. As a result, the FTSE Policy Group have approved a change to the Ground Rules of the FTSE UK Index Series, which increases the minimum free float for a company to be eligible for inclusion to 25% >>

14 December 2011 - Results of the FTSE SET Index Series Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) announce today that there is no change to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series. >>

12 December 2011 - FTSE Announces New Ownership Structure - London Stock Exchange Group to acquire 100% Ownership of FTSE International Ltd

FTSE International Limited (‘FTSE”) today announces a change to its current joint-venture ownership structure, with the London Stock Exchange Group (“London Stock Exchange Group”) announcing it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the 50 per cent stake in FTSE International Limited, from Pearson, that the London Stock Exchange Group does not already own. Following the transaction which is expected to close in Q1 2012 subject to customary closing conditions, FTSE International Limited will be wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange Group >>

8 December 2011 - AirAsia and Bumi Armada replace Gamuda and MISC in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI December semi-annual review

FTSE Group (FTSE), the award-winning global index provider, and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) have announced that AirAsia and Bumi Armada will replace Gamuda and MISC in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. >>

7 December 2011 - CRH, Evraz and Polymetal International to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that, international building materials group, CRH, steel and mining company, Evraz, and precious metals producer, Polymetal International will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Inmarsat, Investec and Lonmin will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index >>

7 December 2011 - FTSE Italia Index Series Quarterly Review December 2011

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 December 2011 >>

7 December 2011 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review December 2011

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

6 December 2011 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review December 2011

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Committee has approved changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 December 2011 >>

17 November 2011 - FTSE Teams Up With TOBAM to Maximise Equity Portfolio Diversification

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and Paris-based asset manager, TOBAM, today announce the launch of a new family of 8 indices - the FTSE TOBAM Maximum Diversification Index Series. The index series seeks to maximize a mathematical definition of diversification, the Diversification Ratio, to provide institutional investors with the most diversified portfolio possible in any given stock universe across global and domestic markets. >>

08 November 2011 - FTSE and Nairobi Securities Exchange present new index solutions for the Kenyan Market

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and the Nairobi Securities Exchange today announce the launch of a new family of indices, the FTSE NSE Kenya Index Series >>

01 November 2011 - FTSE Consults the Market on the Minimum Free Float Requirements for UK Incorporated Companies in the FTSE UK Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that it is undertaking a market consultation on the minimum free float requirements for UK incorporated companies in the FTSE UK Index Series >>

01 November 2011- FTSE Diversification Based Investing (DBI) Index Series Expanded to Include Emerging Markets

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and QS Investors, LLC, an independent investment firm providing asset management and advisory services to institutional clients, today jointly announce the expansion of the FTSE Diversification Based Investing (DBI) Index Series to include emerging markets. With the addition of an Emerging Markets Index, the series now offers truly global coverage. >>

26 October 2011 - FTSE licenses NASDAQ OMX with the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) across seven European exchanges

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that worldwide exchange NASDAQ OMX will be adopting the widely used global standard for company classification - Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). The global classification system will be adopted across Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, aligning the exchanges with the classification system currently employed by NASDAQ OMX in the US. >>

05 October 2011 - FTSE Expands Analytics Services With Online Access to FTSE All-World Index Series Monthly Reviews

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) today announced that it is increasing online access to FTSE’s Monthly Index Reviews as part of the development of a range of index data services and portfolio analytics designed to empower investors to make faster, better informed decisions through the provision of comprehensive analytical insight into global markets and the indices offered by FTSE. >>

03 October 2011 - FTSE and Bursa Malaysia introduce new sector indices and refine Ground Rules on free-float

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) today announced the launch of a new set of Industry, Supersector and Sector indices to complement the existing FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series. The new FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Industry indices are designed to provide investors with a comprehensive set of tools for in-depth analysis of the Malaysian stock market. >>

27 September 2011 - FTSE Licences Kuwait Stock Exchange with the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that the Kuwait Stock Exchange (“KSE”) has selected the widely-used global standard - Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) – as their chosen classification system. The introduction of the internationally acclaimed ICB opens up the doors to a range of new sector-based investment strategies within exchange-based and wider investment products and services for domestic investors. >>

27 September 2011 - FTSE Renaissance IPO Index Series Expanded to Uniquely Capture Performance of Newly Issued Equities Worldwide

FTSE Group, the award-winning global index provider and global Initial Public Offering (IPO) research and investment firm Renaissance Capital LLC, today announce the expansion of the pioneering FTSE Renaissance IPO Index Series. The series, which is being renamed the FTSE Renaissance Global IPO Index Series to reflect its new global nature, will now provide investors with the ability to capture the performance of IPOs listed in 53 new country and regional indices, within developed and emerging EMEA, Asian, and American markets. The expansion provides investors with comprehensive exposure to the global IPO market. >>

20 September 2011 - FTSE Announces 2011 Country Classification Changes

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the results of its 2011 Country Classification Annual Review. >>

15 September 2011 - Two New Companies Join FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index - following 2011 Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (“IDFC”) today announced that Engineers India Limited and Fortis Healthcare India Limited will replace Jaiprakash Hydro Power Limited and Torrent Power Limited in the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure 30 Index, following the semi-annual review of the FTSE IDFC India Infrastructure Index Series today. >>

13 September 2011 - ICB Global Classification System adopted by The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces that renowned Chicago-based academic institution – Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) – has chosen the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) as their preferred classification system. >>

09 September 2011 - FTSE4Good Semi-Annual Review – September 2011

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces changes to the FTSE4Good Index Series following the September semi-annual Review, which marks ten years since the launch and first ever review of the world’s leading Responsible Investment Index. The September review is also the first review to take place since the appointment of Sir Mark Moody-Stuart as Chair of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee. >>

08 September 2011 - No changes to STI constituents after half-yearly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI) will be unchanged following the conclusion of its half-yearly review. >>

07 September 2011 - FTSE Italia Index Series Review (September 2011) / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series (Settembre 2011)

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 September 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 19 September 2011). >>

07 September 2011 - Ashmore Group and Bunzl to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that investment management firm, Ashmore Group (ASHM.L) and specialised distribution group, Bunzl (BNZL.L) will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, Wood Group (WG.L) and 3i Group (III.L) will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

07 September 2011 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

06 September 2011 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review September 2011/ Revisione trimestrale indice FTSE MIB Settembre 2011

The FTSE Italia Index Policy Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 16 September 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 19 September 2011) >>

22 August 2011 - FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed REITs Index forms the benchmark for the first ever QDII Real Estate Fund

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider today announces the licensing of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed REITs Index to Lion Fund Management (Lion Fund). The index has been chosen as the benchmark for the first-ever Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) fund specialising in real estate. >>

27 June 2011 - FTSE licences Source with the FTSE Emerging EMEA 40 Index to launch new ETF

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, announces the licensing of global ETF provider, Source, to use the FTSE Emerging EMEA 40 Index as the basis of a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). The FTSE Emerging EMEA 40 Index enables investors to gain market exposure to the emerging EMEA region and joins Source’s existing FTSE-linked ETFs, tracking the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices. >>

17 June 2011 - FTSE and KPMG launch new report on China's Capital Markets - The Changing Landscape

Shanghai is on track to becoming the world’s largest financial centre within the next decade, as China continues to open up its capital markets and expand its investor base. In absolute size, China’s equity markets have now grown to a significant level, from USD 400 billion in 2005 to USD 4 trillion in 2010. This growth has been fuelled by over 500 initial public offerings, including the listings of China’s largest banks. Shanghai now has some of the world’s largest companies represented on its bourse. >>

16 June 2011 - FTSE Group announces the acquisition of the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

FTSE has today acquired full ownership of ICB, the global standard for sector classification, buying out Dow Jones Indexes’ 50% interest in the joint product initiative. The acquisition underlines FTSE’s commitment to developing ICB alongside a robust range of benchmark solutions and decision support tools for global investors. >>

14 June 2011 - Korean Investment Corporation Selects FTSE Index Strategies for Diversification

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, continues to expand relationships with top-tier asset allocators in Asia and is pleased to confirm that the Korean Investment Corporation (“KIC”) has selected three FTSE index strategies to help diversify its Public Markets investment program. KIC focused on three FTSE developed non market-cap weighted index strategies and is expected to implement some combination of these strategies in 2011. >>

13 June 2011 - Results of the FTSE SET Index Series Semi-Annual Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) announce today that there is no change to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index following the semi-annual review of the FTSE SET Index Series. >>

9 June 2011 - Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering replaces Malaysian Airline System in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI in the June semi-annual review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”) have announced that Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering will replace Malaysian Airline System in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI following the semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series today. >>

8 June 2011 - FTSE Italia Index Series Review (June 2011) / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series (Giugno 2011)

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 17 June 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 20 June 2011). >>

8 June 2011 - Tate & Lyle to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that global ingredients and food solutions provider Tate & Lyle (TATE.L) will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. In the rebalance, international leisure travel group TUI Travel (TUI.L) will leave the UK’s leading index and enter the FTSE 250 Index. >>

8 June 2011 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review today. >>

7 June 2011 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review June 2011/ Revisione trimestrale indice FTSE MIB Giugno 2011

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 17 June 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 20 June 2011). >>

6 June 2011 - FTSE partners with TOBAM to publish Maximum Diversification (“MaxDiv”) non market-capitalisation indices

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, today announces its partnership with Paris-based asset manager TOBAM. This new partnership will further expand FTSE’s growing range of non-market cap-weighted indices, extending investors’ options in this rapidly-growing arena. >>

24 May 2011 - FTSE4Good 10 Year Anniversary; Appointment of New FTSE4Good Policy Committee Chairman and Launch of 10 Year ESG Report

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider today announces the appointment of Sir Mark Moody-Stuart as Chairman of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee. The news follows the recent launch of the FTSE4Good Ratings service and is supported by the publication of a new report, ‘FTSE4Good: 10 years of impact & investment’ following ESG (environmental, social & governance) investment over the last decade and providing exciting new analysis of global trends. >>

10 May 2011 - FTSE Physical Industrial Metals Index Series to expand commodity investment opportunities

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and Dubai International Financial Centre Investments (DIFCI), through its wholly owned subsidiary Global Commodity Finance, together with Merit Commodity Partners AG, announce the launch of the world's first Shariah-compliant physical industrial metals index >>

12 April 2011 - New FTSE Value-Stocks Japan Index extends Value Partners’ unique investment approach to Japan

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider and Value Partners Index Services Limited (“Value Partners”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Value Partners Group, today launched the FTSE Value-Stocks Japan Index. The customised index builds on the success of previous indices for China, China A-Shares, Taiwan and Korea, offering a new and unique approach to investment opportunities in Japan. >>

6 April 2011 - New FTSE4Good ESG Ratings to Shine A Light On Corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance Practices

A decade after the launch of the ground-breaking FTSE4Good Index Series, FTSE Group, the award winning index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE4Good ESG Ratings. This new data service provides a comprehensive, transparent and objective system to measure the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices of over 2,300 public companies worldwide. >>

31 March 2011 - FTSE Group extends access to alternative asset classes with the launch of the FTSE Infrastructure Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, today announces the launch of the FTSE Infrastructure Index Series (FIIS); a comprehensive and complementary set of nine indices diversified across six infrastructure sub-sectors, to reflect the market’s evolving definition of infrastructure. The FIIS enables investors to research, benchmark and gain exposure to both physical infrastructure assets and the important networks, support and conveyance services that underpin global infrastructure development. >>

22 March 2011 - FTSE Group and ASFA launch Australia’s first after-tax benchmarks with capital gains tax

FTSE Group “FTSE” and ASFA (Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia), today announce the expansion of the FTSE ASFA Australia Index Series to provide superannuation funds with an additional set of industry standard after-tax benchmarks. These unique indices include the effects of capital gains tax, in addition to the effects of franking credits and off-market buy-backs. >>

14 March 2011 - FTSE Wins USD 3.3 billion in Mandates from Two of Taiwan’s Largest Pension Funds

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, expands its footprint with asset owners in Asia following the announcement of three new mandates issued totalling USD 3.3 billion by two of Taiwan’s largest pension funds, the Public Services Pension Fund (“PSPF”) and the Labour Pension Fund (“LPF”). >>

11 March 2011 - FTSE4Good Semi-Annual Review – March 2011

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award-winning global index provider, announces the changes to the FTSE4Good Index Series following the FTSE4Good March Semi-Annual Review. >>

10 March 2011 - Global Logistic Properties to join STI after half-yearly review

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) announced today that Global Logistic Properties will replace SMRT Corp as a constituent of the Straits Times Index (STI) following the conclusion of its half-yearly review. SMRT Corp will join the FTSE ST Mid-Cap Index. >>

10 March 2011 - FTSE Goes Mobile with Real-Time iPhone Application

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning index provider, today becomes the first global index provider to deliver streaming real-time index values direct to users, through an iPhone application - “FTSE APP”. With FTSE’s streaming service, continuous changes to the underlying stock prices are automatically captured in the real-time index value. The service provides iPhone users with direct insight into real-time market activity, wherever they may be. >>

9 March 2011 - FTSE Italia Index Series Review (March 2011) / Revisione trimestrale indici FTSE Italia Series (Marzo 2011)

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE Italia Index Series which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 18 March 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 21 March 2011). >>

9 March 2011 - Wood Group, ITV and Hargreaves Lansdown to join FTSE 100 Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”) confirms today that international energy services company Wood Group (WG.L), UK commercial television network ITV (ITV.L), and independent financial services provider Hargreaves Lansdown (HRGV.L) will be joining the FTSE 100 Index. >>

8 March 2011 - FTSE MIB Index Quarterly Review March 2011/ Revisione trimestrale indice FTSE MIB Marzo 2011

The FTSE Italia Joint Executive Group has approved the following changes to the FTSE MIB Index which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 18 March 2011 (i.e. on Monday, 21 March 2011). >>

1 March 2011 - FTSE China Index Series Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, announces the results of the FTSE China Index Series quarterly review approved by the FTSE Asia Pacific Index Advisory Committee today. >>

24 February 2011 - FTSE and HKIFA announce changes to the FTSE MPF Index Series following 2010 market consultation

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider and Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) today announce changes to the FTSE MPF Index Series, resulting from the market consultation held in late 2010. The consultation, part of a three-year regular cycle, is designed to ensure the FTSE MPF Index Series continues to meet the requirements of the market and provides the most accurate and relevant benchmarks for the Hong Kong investment community. >>

22 February 2011 - FTSE and Value Partners launch custom FTSE Value-Stocks China A-Share Index

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the leading global index provider, and Value Partners Index Services Limited (“Value Partners”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Value Partners Group, today launched the FTSE Value-Stocks China A-Share Index. The customised index offers a new and unique investment opportunity for investors looking to benefit from Value Partners’ expertise in value investing, as applied to China’s A-Share market. >>

10 February 2011 - FTSE Group leads collaboration to improve Breast Milk Substitute marketing practices

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, is pleased to announce a new collaborative initiative to commission external verification assessments of company marketing practices in relation to "Breast Milk Substitute" (BMS) products. >>

25 January 2011 - FTSE Group and AlphaSimplex announce the launch of the FTSE StableRisk Index Series

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), the award winning global index provider, and AlphaSimplex Group LLC (“AlphaSimplex”), an investment adviser founded by MIT Professor Dr. Andrew W. Lo, jointly announce the launch of the FTSE StableRisk Index Series. The FTSE StableRisk Indices are a family of risk-controlled multi-asset indices which seek to capture long-term expected returns with less extreme shifts in short-term risk levels. >>

13 January 2011- TPK Holding and Eva Airways Corp will join the newly rebranded FTSE TWSE Taiwan 50 Index - January 2011 Quarterly Review

FTSE Group (FTSE) and the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) announce today that TPK Holding (3673) and Eva Airways (2618) will replace Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board (8046) and Inotera Memories (3474) as part of the quarterly review of the newly rebranded FTSE TWSE Taiwan 50 Index. >>


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