London Stock Exchange Group introduces new tools for global infrastructure investors
- FTSE Russell expands its global multi-asset index suite, introduces FTSE Fixed Income Core Infrastructure Index Series.
- Refinitiv market data adds Infrastructure 360 as part of Refinitiv Workspace, offering comprehensive & fundamental data on global infrastructure projects.
- Suite of tools for infrastructure-focused global investors is part of newly combined and expanded global footprint for LSEG’s Data & Analytics division.
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group plc) today announces the introduction of an enhanced suite of index, market data and analytics tools to support global infrastructure investors.
David Craig, Group Head, Data & Analytics, LSEG:
“Our research shows that the number of global infrastructure projects continued to grow in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead, the reopening story for global markets and a return to mobility collectively point to a continued focus on infrastructure spending. Amid these trends, we are delighted to announce enhancements to our product offering to help our clients broaden their global investment toolkit for this very important and growing asset class.”
To meet this growing investor demand, global index provider FTSE Russell has introduced the FTSE Fixed Income Core Infrastructure Index Series as a complement to its equity infrastructure index series, introduced in 2011. Following the same underlying methodology as the equity infrastructure index series, this new fixed income extension is designed as a vehicle for infrastructure-focused investors to diversify and broaden their multi-asset investment portfolios. The index series is designed to serve as a benchmark measure as well as the basis for investment portfolios. A new research paper by FTSE Russell outlines the benefits of applying a multi-asset class lens to infrastructure portfolios.
Refinitiv tracked that 2,551 individual infrastructure projects were announced in 2020 with a total value of US $739 billion, a 5.5% increase compared to 2019, demonstrating that the pandemic has had little effect in slowing infrastructure ambitions. Sustainable infrastructure is leading the way – over half of the 2,551 projects announced were categorized as renewables, such as biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind.
These new FTSE Russell indexes join the recent introduction of Infrastructure 360, Refinitiv’s new global investor application. Available to investors as part of Refinitiv Workspace, Infrastructure 360 is one of the most comprehensive collections of news, data, insights and analytics available on global infrastructure developments. The application combines bottom-up, fundamental information on infrastructure developments, including green energy projects, and can serve as a complement to FTSE Russell’s infrastructure index suite.
LSEG’s recently completed acquisition of Refinitiv has created a global leader in data and analytics with a broad range of investment solutions and indexes, trading workflow, capital market and wealth advisory and risk intelligence services. LSEG’s Data & Analytics division works as a partner to customers in every global market, providing data to help them make critical investment decisions, create leading investment and trading products and drive automation and efficiencies across operations.