SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

June 28, 2011 11:18 ET

Russell Global Indexes: Financial Services Sector in Europe Outperforms Comparable Sector in USA and Asia YTD Through June 24

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - The financial services sector in the Russell Europe Index (1.6%) outperformed the financial services sector in the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index, Russell Emerging Markets Index and Russell Asia Pacific Index year-to-date through June 24, 2011, all of which reflected negative returns for the same time period.

The financial services sector in the Russell 3000 Index reflected a loss (-4.6%), while the financial services sector in the Russell Emerging Markets Index, which posted strong returns for 2009 and 2010, reflected a negative 4% year-to-date return through June 24.

Financial Services sector of the Russell IndexesReturns
Calendar year 2009
Returns
Calendar year 2010
YTD Returns (Through June 24, 2011)
Russell 3000 Index 17.6%12.6%-4.6%
Russell Europe Index 45.9%-6.5%1.6%
Russell Emerging Markets Index 83.7%19.7%-4.0%
Russell Developed ex-U.S. Index 43.1%2.5%0.0%
Russell Asia Pacific Index 45.4%15.6%-3.5%

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: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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