“Passive boom sees number of market indices hit 3.7m” – Financial Times – November 14, 2018

On November 14, 2018 the Financial Times reported that “(i)ndices measuring markets have ballooned in number by another 438,000 to more than 3.7m in the past year, as providers produce a blizzard of bond market, environment, social and governance benchmarks.”

According to the article, “(i)ncreasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth.”

Benchmarks that track and weight companies according to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards are the fastest growing corner of the indexing industry.”

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