Barclays & Roubini Launch Equity Indexes

The four indexes will cover global equities, developed markets and emerging markets.

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LONDON Read More Investment legend Nouriel Roubini and his company, Roubini Global Economics, have paired up with Barclays to launch a series of equity indexes based on liquid stocks across a range of countries.

The four indexes will cover all-world equities, developed markets, developed markets ex-North America and emerging markets.

The underlying strategy is based on the Roubini Country Insights model, which scores countries a ranking based on an analysis of over 2500 data points from institutions such as the Bank of International Settlements and the World Bank.

These data points cover each country’s demographics, quality of education, healthcare and ability to innovate, and will look at the country’s growth potential in political and social spheres, as well as its top-down macro-economic situation.

Fabien Labouret, global head of EFS investment strategies at Barclays, said in a statement: “They will offer investors a way to differentiate between countries in today’s difficult macro-environment, and offer a tradable mechanism to gain access to enhanced beta across the globe.”

Rachael Revesz joined etf.com in August 2013 as staff writer. Previously an investment reporter at Citywire, she has a background in writing content for retail financial advisors and has covered a wide range of subjects in finance. Revesz studied journalism at PMA Media, which has since merged with the Press Association. She also holds a B.A. in modern languages from Durham University, as well as CF1 and CF2 financial planning certificates from the CII.