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Currently, more than half of all non-China domiciled global ETF assets are invested in China-linked FTSE benchmarks, said the index provider in a statement . After FXI, the next largest China ETF tracking a FTSE index is the $650 million Hong Kong-listed Bosera FTSE China A50 Index ETF. The London-listed CSOP Source FTSE China A50 UCITS ETF, which launched in January, also tracks the FTSE China A50 Index and has raced to $413 million in AUM. Among the largest constituents of the index are Ping An Insurance, China Vanke and Gree Electric Appliances. FTSE is a leading provider of China-focused indices with ETFs tracking the FTSE China Index Series accounting for over $18 billion AUM, as at 31 December 2013, according to the index provider. Chinese equities represent an increasingly important part of the global equity investment landscape. We are delighted that market participants are attracted to our established track record in the region, and as Chinas markets continue to become more accessible for foreign investors, we will aim to provide further transparent and flexible benchmarks, said FTSE Group CEO Mark Makepeace in the statement. In June, FTSE introduced a series of indices that will allow market participants to include China A-shares in global indices at a time of their choosing. The new offerings from FTSE could help global investors prepare for the possible inclusion of Chinas A-shares in global benchmarks in the coming years. http://www.etftrends.com/2014/08/china-etfs-tracking-ftse-indices-top-20b-in-aum/?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ETF%20Trends&utm_content=

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Fossil Fuel-Free Index Will Help Investors Manage Climate Risks - Forbes

It is part of a move towards increasing transparency about the risks of fossil fuel investments. We are increasingly seeing demand from our clients for indices that reflect their overall business culture and values, said Mark Makepeace, CEO of FTSE Group. We are pleased to develop this global benchmark to implement total exclusion of companies linked to this theme. Carbon Tracker is due to shed further light on the risks, when it launches a report on May 8, Carbon Supply Cost Curves. Evaluating Financial Risk To Oil Capital Expenditures, setting out the assets most likely to be stranded and the companies best placed to adapt to a low carbon future. Meanwhile, Mark Lewis, senior analyst for sustainability research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says that a global agreement to limit climate change to 2C would cost fossil fuel companies $28 trillion in revenues over the next two decades compared with business as usual. The oil industry accounts for $19.3 trillion of this, gas $4 trillion and coal $4.9 trillion. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikescott/2014/05/01/fossil-fuel-free-index-will-help-investors-manage-climate-risks/

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The two brought estimated net losses to the company of less than $50m, though the company says this figure is low based on the historic average of large single-risk and catastrophe events. Conclusion From a valuation standpoint Catlin Group is the clear leader in the insurance industry. It's price to cash flow from operations per share, price to earnings, and price to pre-tax earnings are well below Admiral Group and Prudential PLC. All three have nine years of consecutive annual dividend increases, so all could be considered for a dividend growth investor. However if you look at Catlin Group's small payout ratio of only 45.81% with a forecast yield of 6.30% offers scope for continual dividend growth going forward where as the other two companies are questionable. We can also see that its beta of only 0.70 means the stock price volatility relative to the market is well below its peers, offering further safety to investors. (click to enlarge) The company's global strength with a strong management who focus on reducing risk and asset allocation while maximizing profit makes this a trustworthy company to add to your portfolio. Also worth mentioning that the ex-dividend date is on the 20th of August, with the interim dividend of 10.5p offering a 2.04% return based on the current share price of 5.14. Editor's Note: This article discusses one or more securities that do not trade on a major exchange. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2427085-catlin-group-the-insurance-company-you-dont-know-about