Russell Investment Group is launching a family of global stock indexes that cover small-cap and large-cap companies in developed and emerging markets.

The company says its methodology is designed to benefit large plan sponsors as well as investment consultants, money managers and investment consultants.

“Our global index is designed to capture all sufficiently liquid stocks that are actively traded and readily accessible to global investors,” notes David Grieger, managing director, Russell Indexes. “The market dictates the index constituents.”

One of the indexes, the Russell Global Index, is divided into 300 core indexes that cover 63 countries and includes more than 10,000 stocks. There is also a global index, excluding the United States.

Russell also has global small- and large-cap indexes that include and exclude U.S. equities.

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