FTSE Diversification index series as the 'way forward'

FTSE and QS Investors have launched an alternatively weighted index series in an effort to promote diversification across countries and industry sectors.

Diversifying across sectors

The FTSE Diversification Investing (DBI) index series, designed to promote diversification across countries and industry sectors, has been launched by FTSE Group (FTSE) in conjunction with QS Investors.

The index series seeks higher absolute and risk-adjusted returns compared with market cap-weighted indexes with less downside risk, and consists of three indexes: the FTSE DBI Developed, FTSE DBI Developed ex-US and FTSE DBI Developed ex-Japan.

The series was launched to offer diversification

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