In June 2018, FTSE Russell announced the launch of the FTSE Global Micro Cap Index Series, extending target coverage of the FTSE Global Equity Indexes (FTSE GEIS) to over 99% of developed and emerging markets globally. This paper provides:
• A brief history of FTSE GEIS.
• An illustration of the broad coverage and modular design of FTSE GEIS.
• An explanation of how FTSE's Country Classification process has evolved, including an introduction to its unique four-tiered approach to classifying markets.
• A step-by-step overview of the FTSE GEIS review process.
• An introduction to the FTSE Russell governance process.
• An example of how global equity markets have changed over time and how FTSE GEIS has evolved to reflect this change.
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