The FTSE World index series has been calculated since 1986, originally as the FT-Actuaries World Indices. In 1995, Wood Mackenzie and Co., one of the original partners, sold its stake to Standard & Poor’s. The name of the index was changed to FT/S&P – Actuaries World Indices. In 1999, FTSE International Limited acquired the stakes of Goldman Sachs & Co and Standard & Poor’s and the name changed to the FTSE World Index series. The series aims to capture 82 to 90 per cent of the world’s investible market capitalisation. The main regional groupings are the Americas, Europe and Pacific Basin.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts data for approximately 2800 indices and 2540 companies. Industry level 4 and 12 indices include FTSE Australia, FTSE Japan Index, FTSE Switzerland Index, FTSE Uk Index, and FTSE USA Index.
Some of the data items available include:
- Index Items: Database Source, Description, Domain, Status, Yield (Percent), Gross Index, Index Code, Market Cap (Act), Market Capitalization, Number Of Constituents, Price Index, etc.
- Company Items: Adjusted Price, Adjustment Factor, Alpha, Corporate Action Desc/Market, Country Code/Description, Currency, Cusip, Deleted, Dividends, Epic Code, Exchange Rate, Group Description (Pre-2006), Index Marker, Industry Code/Description/Group, Investable Factor, Investable Market Value In USD, Investable Shares Outstanding, Investable Weight, Last Price Date, Last Price Of Security, Market Cap Factor, Market Capitalization, Market Value, Net Adjusted Factor, Number Of Shares, Previous Close, Region Code, Sector Code/Description, Sedol, Shares Outstanding, Small Cap Flag, Source Country Code, Subsector Code/Description (Icb), Supersector Code/Description (Icb), Symbol, Systematic Risk, Total Risk, Tr 1-Day Change %, Unadjusted High Price, Unadjusted Low Price, Unadjusted Opening Price, Unadjusted Price, Unadjusted Volume, etc.