• Sustainable Investment and ESG:The past, the present and the future

    06 Sep 2017

    To consider and discuss asset owner perspectives on the past, present and future of sustainable investment, FTSE Russell hosted an asset owner roundtable in London on 6 December 2016. This panel formed part of a high profile event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the launch of the ESG Ratings data model on FTSE Russell’s online client analytics platform (QSD).
  • FTSE Russell China Bond Research Report - June

    18 Aug 2016

    FTSE Russell's China Fixed Income Research Paper on the market overview, development of the onshore bond market, regulatory updates, onshore/offshore convergence and other related topics.
  • Preparing for China’s inclusion in global benchmarks - A flexible approach to managing the transition

    15 Aug 2016

    China has shown strong indications that it is willing to open its market to international investors. The approval of QFII/RQFII licenses and quota has been increasing at a tremendous pace since 2011. The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme last year and the recent confirmation of a stocktrading link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong by the China’s State Council, has shown clear evidence that the Chinese regulators and stock exchanges are making significant efforts to improve the regulatory environment and trading mechanisms. An increasing number of investors are asking questions such as: When will China be included in global benchmarks? What can investors do to prepare for a possible inclusion? This paper aims to answer these questions and is intended for market participants as they prepare for China inclusion in FTSE’s global benchmarks. Section 1 and 2 describe the development of the China A-shares market and the milestones towards its globalization. The FTSE country classification system and the assessment results on China are discussed in Section 3. Section 4 outlines FTSE Russell’s solution to the China A-shares market changes. Conclusions can be found in Section 5.