• Fixed income index, ETF and market experts from FTSE Russell, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Nasdaq discuss new approaches to navigating the fixed income market. Check out the latest FTSE Russell Index IDEA. Link
    FTSE Russell Mon 09 Dec 2019 20:14

    Jill Malandrino, host of Nasdaq’s #TradeTalks, was joined last week by fixed income, ETF and market structure experts from FTSE Russell, Nasdaq and Goldman Sachs Asset Management to discuss new approaches to navigating the fixed income market.

    This lively discussion shed light on the growing role of big data and evolving technology in helping fixed income investors navigate markets and pursue their long-term investment objectives.

    Jayni Kosoff – head of fixed income ETF strategy & business development, FTSE Russell:

    “Some of the ideas that portfolio managers have used to address fixed income challenges…we are now able to capture their time-tested concepts systematically in an index. We’re using 'big data' technologies to map in data for use in sophisticated approaches to index construction. Recent examples include creating fundamental indexes using insights from issuer financials and adding a climate lens to our World Government Bond Index...

  • Growth in #ESG begs the question of implementation. Learn more in FTSE Russell's recent blog from Carolyn Eagle, senior product manager of sustainable investment Link
    FTSE Russell Mon 09 Dec 2019 19:09

    By Carolyn Eagle – senior product manager, sustainable investment

    A significant level of assets have flowed into sustainable investment in recent years, to the tune of $30.7 trillion globally in the five major markets at the start of 2018—a 34% increase in two years—according to The Global Sustainable Investing Alliance’s most recent trends report. At a recent Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) event in Mexico City, I addressed a crowd of Latin American asset owners and asset managers to share insights drawn from our work in this exciting and growing area.

    FTSE Russell has been actively engaged in sustainable investment for nearly 20 years, since we launched our first flagship socially responsible index, FTSE4Good, in 2001. Since the inception of FTSE4Good, we’ve seen asset owners increasingly adopt ESG standards into their investment policies and asset managers request more granular information on the companies they’re evaluating....

  • "What is needed to increase institutional project finance for clean tech?" was discussed at #RINewYork by the Transition Pathway Initiative, using data from our ESG Ratings @tp_initiative @RI_News_Alert Link https://t.co/Za9EJlFjaq
    FTSE Russell Mon 09 Dec 2019 18:59

    Sustainable finance in an era of populism, climate collapse and global trade wars

     

    RI New York, formerly RI Americas, the leading sustainable business and finance conference in North America, is back for its 11th annual conference on 4th-5th December 2019 at Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York City. 

     

    Changing business cycles, a growing recognition of social and economic inequality along with turbulent politics have all made 2019 a key year for responsible investment in North America. How can investors continue to build resilient portfolios that address these tectonic shifts in society’s expectations, respond to technological disruption, and react positively to fundamental structural changes in the economy? 

     

    RI New York will provide a forum for investors to debate shareholder rights and proxy access, the role of central banks and securities regulators in climate risk, the importance of transforming...

  • The sovereign bond sustainability challenge: maximising returns while minimising risks was discussed @ #RINewYork last week, by Tony Campos, Head of SI Americas @FTSERussell, @MaplecroftRisk & Center for a New American Security @RI_News_Alert Link https://t.co/NXuTRsfLEx
    FTSE Russell Mon 09 Dec 2019 17:59

    Sustainable finance in an era of populism, climate collapse and global trade wars

     

    RI New York, formerly RI Americas, the leading sustainable business and finance conference in North America, is back for its 11th annual conference on 4th-5th December 2019 at Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York City. 

     

    Changing business cycles, a growing recognition of social and economic inequality along with turbulent politics have all made 2019 a key year for responsible investment in North America. How can investors continue to build resilient portfolios that address these tectonic shifts in society’s expectations, respond to technological disruption, and react positively to fundamental structural changes in the economy? 

     

    RI New York will provide a forum for investors to debate shareholder rights and proxy access, the role of central banks and securities regulators in climate risk, the importance of transforming...

  • Join our market experts for a 30-minute webinar in your region to hear insights into global equity and bond markets. Dec 11, Americas and EMEA; Dec 17, APAC. Register here: Link #globalinvesting #portfoliomanagement #indexes https://t.co/PwVVsCJs7E
    FTSE Russell Thu 05 Dec 2019 14:05

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • #FTSECanada had a great morning with @BloombergLive talking about #ESG investing and learning from fellow panelists. Thank you to all those who attended. https://t.co/7yA1fZUa8Q
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 18:04
  • What risks and opportunities confront investors in global markets in 2020? Get insights from our market experts during a 30-minute webinar. Register here > Link #Indexes https://t.co/xip8qitdBA
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 17:04

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • #FTSECanada Country Head, Paul Bowes, is now joined by #HalinaVanDemHagen #Elizabeth Wallace and @divyabalji to contemplate the future of Global green bond sales #ESG. Watch the panel live Link
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 15:49
  • This morning our Head of Canada, Paul Bowes will be discussing the sustainable finance “green rush” at the @bloomberglive Canadian Sustainable Investment Forum. You can stream the event live by clicking Link
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 15:19
  • Joining @SquawkCNBC on Tuesday morning, FTSE Russell’s Alec Young, MD of Global Markets Research, discusses the #market’s response to President Trump’s latest comments on US-China #trade ahead of anticipated tariffs on 12/15. Watch the full segment: Link
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 15:09
  • Although China-US trade tensions continue to dominate headlines, foreign appetite for China’s government debt continues to expand. September data from the Bond Connect trading scheme revealed trading volumes hit a record high in September. Link https://t.co/28Xpodckd5
    FTSE Russell Wed 04 Dec 2019 01:18
    Holdings of RMB-denominated bonds by offshore investors hit 2 trillion RMB for the first time in Q3, official data showed. Offshore investors held Chinese interbank market bonds worth a total of 2.12 trillion RMB ($296.54 billion) as of end-September.Offshore investors also held a record 1.24 trillion RMB of China government bonds as of end-September. Despite macroeconomic headwinds, in July China’s regulators announced more liberalization measures to open up its financial markets. Out of the 11 broader strategic measures released by the State Council, three are directly related to further liberalization of the interbank bond market. While policymakers continue to implement market liberalization measures, Chinese bond prices have reached multi-year highs in early September, while the yield on 10-year Chinese government bonds touched 3.1%, its lowest level since January 23, 2017. For this reason, many investors are increasingly interested in high-yield USD bonds from China. For...
  • What’s discounted and what could disrupt consensus expectations in 2020? Get expert insights into global equity and bond market performance. Register for our webinar here Link #equities https://t.co/bjBAMRTvYY
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 18:03

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • Weighing up economic, credit, profit and valuation market drivers. Join FTSE Russell market experts for their 2020 Investment Outlook webinar. Register now: Link #investment https://t.co/CBtqWMGQ6V
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 18:03

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • 2020 is almost here. What are some of the risks and opportunities confronting investors in global markets? Get insights from FTSE Russell’s market experts. Register for a 30-minute webinar here: Link #stocks https://t.co/rnOHdRvrnL
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 17:03

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • 2020 investment outlook – global equity and bond markets. Get insights from our market experts including what's discounted and what could disrupt consensus expectations. Register for a 30-minute webinar here Link @FinancialTimes #investor https://t.co/8KuozByvzr
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 14:03

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • FTSE Dividend Select Equal Weight Index Series measures the performance of US companies that have successfully increased their dividend payments over 10 years. Learn more about the potential benefits of investing via ETFs or Direct Indexing. Register here: Link
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 13:03
    Dividend growth – a multi-factor approach to a late cycle environment Rolf Agather, NA Research (FTSE Russell); Jonathan Shelon, COO (KFA Funds); Clint Sorenson, Co-Founder (WealthShield) [[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]] 75 mins
  • Get expert insights into global equity and bond market performance, current market drivers and what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. Register for our webinar here: Link @AsianInvestor https://t.co/ogaX57hgqr
    FTSE Russell Tue 03 Dec 2019 09:02

    Join FTSE Russell’s market experts Philip Lawlor and Alec Young, for a 30-minute webinar during which they'll share their insights into global equity and bond market performance, review current market drivers and explore what’s priced in and what could surprise in 2020. In the live Q&A session that follows, you’ll have an opportunity to submit questions on the topics that are most important to you and hear first-hand insights from our speakers.

  • Value has outperformed globally since the August lows but has lost steam recently and remains a major laggard year to date. #FTSERussell https://t.co/voOTFUkgCe
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 23:27
  • While forward PEs of both US Russell indexes have fully recovered from their late-2018 swoons and are now above five-year averages, the Russell 2000 re-rating has come amid sharp EPS forecast downgrades. #FTSERussell Link https://t.co/fpYTSU8gtF
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 20:57

    By Philip Lawlor, managing director, head of global markets research

    With the recent upsurge in global equity markets, investors seem to be looking beyond the bleak near-term earnings picture to the sunnier prospects farther out on the horizon.

    Indeed, while “bottom-up” consensus 2019 EPS forecasts have suffered steady downgrades (with many now in negative territory), those looking for a robust global resurgence through 2021 have remained relatively firm (see the table below).  The Russell 2000 is the pacesetter of this global recovery, with EPS expected to climb 37% in 2020, following a 3% drop this year. Asia Pacific is forecast for a similarly strong turnaround next year.

    Source: FTSE Russell and Refinitiv. Data as of November 20, 2019. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. See end for important legal disclosures.

    But how much credence should these forecasts be given? It’s a top-of-mind issue for investors in 2020 that we...

  • The recent outperformance of cyclical stocks has not yet produced any significant outperformance of US small caps over their large-cap counterparts. #FTSERussell https://t.co/N6aa4Xvff8
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 20:22
  • The risk rotation since September has catapulted 12-month returns of global equities well above those of global government bonds. #FTSERussell https://t.co/s6XLybCcYS
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 20:02
  • Reminder to sign up for this week's live webinar: Introducing the Loan Collateral Analyzer. Webinar will be on Wednesday, December 4 at 10:00am ET. Register today: Link
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 17:02
    Yield Book Analytics Webinar: Introducing the Loan Collateral Analyzer (LCA) Aysegul Erdem, Analytics Product Manager and Mo Bhuiyan, Analytics Product Manager [[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]] 60 mins
  • Join us for the upcoming live analytics webinar on December 4 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Introducing the Loan Collateral Analyzer. Register here: Link
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 15:42
    Yield Book Analytics Webinar: Introducing the Loan Collateral Analyzer (LCA) Aysegul Erdem, Analytics Product Manager and Mo Bhuiyan, Analytics Product Manager [[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]] 60 mins
  • RT @TradeTalks: .@Nasdaq #TradeTalks: New Approaches to Navigating the Fixed Income Market @FTSERussell @GoldmanSachs ETFs@Nasdaq https://t…
    FTSE Russell Mon 02 Dec 2019 15:37
  • SI Research update |When analyzing the distance to GHG emissions target in 2030 for the most GHG emitting countries in 2015, data shows required efforts are large for the United States & Canada. @Beyond_Ratings #CLAIMmethodology #TransitionRisks Link
    FTSE Russell Fri 29 Nov 2019 09:34

    Climate risks are likely to affect the long-term investment horizon of sovereign bond investors, well beyond the general short-term perspective of financial investments. Alongside traditional fundamental sources of relative value and risk, such as the perceived health of government finances, inflation expectations and the future path of interest rates, sovereign bond investors should increasingly consider the material effects of climate change.

    In this paper, we introduce what could be the impact of climate change for sovereigns via the changes in fiscal policy, social contract and political stability, in both advanced and emerging economies. First, we discuss the characterization of climate risks, which can be divided between climate physical and transition risks. Second, we address the concern of the financial materialization of these risks. We try to address both topics in this paper, introducing the integration of climate risks in sovereign risk assessment.

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