"Our experience has shown that investors should use global standards when evaluating country of risk and market capitalization. In addition, companies are increasingly global and no longer driven by factors solely related to their home market," said Rolf Agather, managing director of global research and innovation at Russell Indexes. "This makes for a much more complex and interconnected global investment puzzle. At Russell, we have applied our insight on the global markets and how investors invest to construct benchmarks which more closely reflect the evolution of the global investment opportunity set."
Correct classification by index providers is critically important to global investors, whether using indexes as a benchmark or for market exposure. Watch the upcoming Russell Indexes Reconstitution to see where your favorite companies and countries sit along the spectrum.
About Russell Investments
Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. Working with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals, Russell's core capabilities extend across capital market insights, manager research, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation and indexes.
Russell has approximately $173 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/2013) and works with over 2,500 institutional clients, independent distribution partners and individual investors globally. As a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world, Russell has $2.4 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2012). It has four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers and meets annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world. Russell traded more than $1.4 trillion in 2012 through its implementation services business. Russell also calculates approximately 700,000 benchmarks daily covering 98% of the investable market globally, which includes more than 80 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately $4.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell operates globally, including through its offices in Seattle, New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, San Diego, Milwaukee and Edinburgh. For more information about how Russell helps to improve financial security for people, visit www.russell.com or follow us @Russell_News.
Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Russell's indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly.
Any stock level commentary is for illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation to purchase or sell any security.
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