FTSE Russell launches gender diversity indices

Becoming an allocation criteria for investors

Laura Dew
FTSE Russell is launching indices focused on gender diversity

FTSE Russell is launching indices focused on gender diversity

FTSE Russell has launched a series of 'Women on Boards Leadership' indices to aid investors when factoring their portfolios by gender diversity.

Investors are increasingly taking diversity and social impact into consideration when selecting a company to invest in. The indices will re-weight the FTSE All-Share, excluding investment trusts, and Russell 1000 companies according to the proportion of women on their boards and the firms' record on social impact measures.  Lyxor unveils first gender-equality ETF Companies in the FTSE 350 index have a target to achieve 33% female representation on the boards of constituent companies by 2020. FTSE Russell said there had been only "minimal" changes to the weighting of the largest ...

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