SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

April 13, 2011 04:00 ET

Russell Global Indexes: Financial Services Sector Outperforms in Europe YTD Through April 8

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - The financial services sector in the Russell Europe Index (15.5%), outperformed the same sector in the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index (4.2%) and the Russell Asia Pacific Index (0.7%) year-to-date through April 8, 2011.

While the financial services sector in the Russell Emerging Markets Index outperformed these three regions for calendar years 2009 and 2010, it underperformed the same sector in the Russell Europe and Russell 3000 Indexes year-to-date, reflecting a return of 3%. Developed markets have also shown higher returns, as the financial services sector of the Russell Developed ex-U.S. Index posted a gain of 9.3%, through April 8, 2011.

Financial Services Sector
Returns
Returns
2009
Returns
2010
YTD
Through April 8, 2011
Russell Europe Index45.9%-6.5%15.5%
Russell Developed ex-US Index43.1%2.5%9.3%
Russell 3000 Index17.6%12.6%4.2%
Russell Emerging Markets Index83.7%19.7%3.0%
Russell Asia Pacific Index45.4%15.6%0.7%

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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