Thomson Reuters has launched a global range of indices to monitor global markets, benchmark specific countries, regions, and sectors, and develop investment vehicles.
The move marks the first time the company has provided indices under the Thomson Reuters brand.
Thomson Reuters Indices cover 44 countries and 18 regions, and have an overlay of global, regional and country indices by economic sector. The 800 indices in total have been created using a proprietary liquidity filter that links liquidity and ‘investability’, and selects constituent equities based on price not volume, as traditional filters do.
The indices utilise Thomson Reuters Business Classification system, which covers 71,000 public and 230,000 private companies worldwide. The sector indices range from broad market segments, such as the Thomson Reuters Global Energy Index, to more specific markets, such as the Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets Asia Telecommunications Index.