Global Equity Indices

Indices covering over 11,000 stocks from 51 markets, broken down into different countries, regions & sectors


  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Rules based methodology
  • Multiple delivery options
  • Simplified commercials

Intended for

  • Custodian
  • Fund Manager
  • Research Analyst


Thomson Reuters Global Equity Indices are ideal for your benchmarking needs, allowing you to analyze and compare developed, emerging and select frontier markets at varying levels of granularity.They are highly correlated to popular global benchmarks, backed by simpler, more affordable commercials. Sector indices are based on TRBC, the industry's most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed classification scheme. The indices are highly representative, covering 97.68% of each market’s investable market capitalization, making them ideal for benchmarking and analysis, or as the base for custom index strategies and overlays. More liquid variants, such as the Thomson Reuters Top 50 indices, are also available for use in investment products.  

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Free float market capitalization weighting methodology

Highly correlated performance to well known indices throughout the world

Broad market coverage including large, mid, small and certain micro caps

Highly representative of each market, ideal starting point for customization

Transparent, rules based methodology consistently applied through all countries, regions and sectors

Ability to perform fair, “apples to apples” comparisons between different equity markets

Sector indices available at 4 levels of granularity for each country and region

Ability to track and benchmark against niche regional industries, as well as global sectoral movements

All indices available in real time as well as End of Day

Ability to launch listed investment or trading products tracking real time indices

Simple fees based structure based on index usage; location and application is irrelevant. No additional fees for public index display

Better understand indexing costs, no need to pass on increased benchmarking fees to clients

Global Equity Index Customizations

Advantageous commercial terms to create and distribute variants of existing indices

Intraday Performance Site

Thomson Reuters provides a wide range of Global Indices. View a selection of our most popular indices and an overview of their performance.

Monthly Performance Review

Data as of 31 October 2013. Ranking in order of one month percentage change from highest to lowest. All values are for Total Return percentage change. Sectors and Industries provided by Thomson Reuters Business Classification (TRBC).


TRBC Chosen As Best Classification System by Index Universe

Broad market funds may still reign supreme among equities exchange-traded funds, but in the past few years, sector funds have increasingly colonized the equities space. Today, sector ETFs span dozens of categories and billions of dollars in assets, accounting for nearly 17 percent of all investment dollars in equity ETFs.

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Selecting Sector Benchmarks

TRBC selected as most consistent system available for the purpose of measuring, comparing and contrasting ETFs


Upcoming Rebalance:

Thomson Reuters will rebalance the Thomson Reuters Global Equity Index Series on April 7, 2014. All rebalance results will be published after market close in the standard Index Constituent and Weight files available via data feed or over a Thomson Reuters terminal. To view a full list of inclusions and deletions, click on the below link*
*Accurate as of March 24, 2014

For any questions please contact
  • Lucas Garland

    Head of Product Management, Indices

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