Launches & Closures

Russell Investments eyes China for niche index


 Rolf Agather
Russell Investments’ index division is looking at launching a China index in order to serve the growing number of institutional investors that are increasing their allocations to the region.

The Seattle-based firm, which has $149 billion in assets under management and also provides index and financial analytics, is in the early planning stages for a China-specific index, according to Rolf Agather, managing director in charge of research and innovation for Russell Indexes.  “We certainly see it as a big market.”

While Russell has a series of Greater China indexes, a more specialised product focusing