Information Services

Provides a wide range of information and data products including indexes and benchmarks, real time pricing data, product identification, reporting and reconciliation services.

Income contribution CY 2016



Sub-segment Main types of revenue Customer profile Highlights KPIs
Indexes - FTSE Russell 

• Subscription fees for data and analytic services

• Licence fees for passive funds and derivatives tracking indexes

• Asset owners and managers, active and passive buy-side firms and trading venues • Smart beta assets benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes increased by 24%
• Mergent Inc., a leading provider of business and financial information acquired
  • ETF assets benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes
    (2015: US$381bn)
Real time data • Fees primarily based on number of terminals taking our real time price and trading data • Direct to trading firms and via service providers, such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, that incorporate our data with other information • Direct billing, enterprise licence and non-display tariff initiatives
  • Number of professional terminals taking
    Group data 2016:
    (2015: 207,000)
Other information • Fees vary based on the nature of service provided, mostly subscriptions and licence fees
• Our customers vary based on the service provided, including banks, brokers and fund managers  
  • Regulatory News Service processed over 321,000 announcements (2015: 325,000)