FTSE Canada has been in the business of providing the benchmark performance standards for Canadian fixed income investments since 1947. FTSE Canada indexes are used extensively for benchmarking portfolios, performance measurement, investment analysis, asset allocation, index tracking funds and structured products. The flagship FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index is the most widely used measure of performance of marketable government and corporate bonds in the Canadian market.
In line with robust governance standards, FTSE maintains transparent, robust, rules driven index construction methodologies. These Index Ground Rules are publicly available and are approved by the FTSE Russell Product Governance Board. External FTSE Russell Advisory Committees are consulted on changes to the Ground Rules before final approval is given by the FTSE Russell Product Governance Board.
Index rules should be read in conjunction with supporting FTSE Russell notices, (please click here). These notices advise of advance changes in index methodology, which may not be reflected in index rules until the change effective date. The notices may also communicate revisions in index treatment int the period up to a rule change.
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