SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

August 19, 2015 12:58 ET

Green Fields: FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series Reflects Strong Relative Performance for Companies Without Significant Coal Exposure

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2015) - The FTSE All-World ex Coal Index reflected strong relative performance for companies without significant coal exposure for the three month, six month, year-to-date, twelve month, three-year and five-year time periods ended July 31, 2015, according to a new report from global index provider FTSE Russell.

Kevin Bourne, Managing Director Database Services, FTSE Russell, said:

"With US President Obama having recently unveiled a major climate change proposal and senior politicians and business people planning to attend the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this winter, the global dialogue on climate change is clearly gaining momentum. FTSE Russell recognises the significance of this debate and is at the forefront of developing benchmarks to assist market participants with tools to better measure and manage their fossil fuel exposure."

The FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series captures specific market segments of the FTSE All-World Index after the exclusion of companies that have certain exposure to coal mining or general mining. This exclusion methodology is designed to be transparent, easy to understand, quantifiable and repeatable across FTSE's Global Equity Index Series (FTSE GEIS), which covers approximately 7,400 companies that represent almost 98% of global market capitalisation.

Further details around the FTSE All-World ex Coal Index Series methodology and a supporting factsheet can be found on the FTSE Russell website.

About FTSE Russell:
FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks use FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and client collaboration as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering.

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Views expressed by Kevin Bourne are as of August 17, 2015 and subject to change.

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