2015 Year in Review: Investor Demand Drives Rise of Specialist Indexes

ESG (environmental, social and governance)-driven indexes emerged as a growing area of interest among investors.


To help investors integrate ESG into their investment strategies, FTSE Russell’s ESG arm announced plans to roll out a ratings data platform next year (IMD, Sept. 14), which will make available to subscribers raw data on European, Asian and American companies. FTSE ESG already provides benchmarks, data, analytics, and the FTSE4Good index series to investors who want to integrate ESG factors into their portfolios, and is now responding to growing demand from institutional investors—rather than

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The IMD Wrap: Will banks spend more on AI than on market data?

As spend on generative AI tools exceeds previous expectations, Max showcases one new tool harnessing AI to help risk and portfolio managers better understand data about their investments—while leaving them always in control of any resulting decisions.

Waters Wrap: When looking for tech & data jobs, be curious

Senior executives across the industry tell Anthony that while having the right technical skills as a programmer or data specialist is important, the most desired qualities in new hires are curiosity and the ability to ask good questions.

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