What's in an index

Indices

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The demand from pension funds and insurance companies for products that combine guarantees with market performance and exposure to new asset classes has evolved along with a dramatic increase in the amount and type of indices used to track these asset classes.However, with the FTSE Group alone producing over 100,000 individual indices, this ever-expanding world can be a complex minefield to navigate. How do pension funds, insurance companies and, indeed, investors select the right index for