SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

October 11, 2012 04:30 ET

Russell Developed Europe LC EM GeoExposure Index Outperformed Russell Developed Europe LC Index for 3 & 4 Years as of Oct. 9th

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - The Russell Developed Europe Large Cap Emerging Markets GeoExposure Index returned 12.5% and 9.7% annualized for the four years and three years, respectively, ended October 9th. This compares to a 9.3% and 7.5% annualized return, respectively, for its parent index the Russell Developed Europe Large Cap Index.

"The Russell GeoExposure Indexes represent an attractive alternative for European investors by reflecting the growth potential and diversified returns of emerging markets through the stocks of developed companies and markets," said Crispin Lace, director of consulting for Russell Investments Europe. "This is reflected in the performance of the Russell Developed Europe LC EM Exposure Index relative to its parent index and to the Russell Emerging Markets Index over the longer term."

The newly created Russell Geographic Exposure ("GeoExposure") Index Series, introduced in September, is designed for increasingly integrated global markets. A new methodology identifies developed global companies with significant exposure to targeted geographic regions or countries. The resulting indexes provide clients exposure to emerging markets through an index of developed market companies. 

Index   2012 YTD a/o 10/9   One Yr Annualized a/o 10/9   Three Yr Annualized a/o 10/9   Four Yr Annualized a/o 10/9*
Russell Developed Europe Large Cap EM GeoExposure Index   12.0%   20.4%   9.7%   12.5%
Russell Developed Europe Large Cap Index   14.0%   20.9%   7.5%   9.3%
Russell Emerging Markets Index   13.0%   20.9%   10.0%   18.2%

Source: Russell Investments

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the index are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: