Indices and benchmarks made simple
Indices and benchmarks made simple

Written in straightforward terms, Indices and benchmarks made simple has been written to help trustees and pension managers gain a better understanding of these investment tools. Typically indices are used by pension funds as a measurement tool ─ as a benchmark for measuring market performance or as a gauge of how a portfolio manager’s investments have performed against an index.  But indices have evolved significantly over recent years and today they can be used in a number of different ways and for a series of varying purposes.
This guide looks at how indices work and how they can be used by pension funds when looking at their investment strategies, whilst demystifying jargon such as ‘smart beta’.

The guide is written and sponsored by Russell Indexes.

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