Thursday, July 14th, 2011 - Russell Investments
SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - Russell Investments has completed the annual reconstitution of the Russell Global Index aimed at maintaining the most accurate equity benchmarks. Taiwan saw a significant increase in market capitalization to $822 billion, which is an increase of 41.2% from $580 billion in 2010.

The complete Russell Global Index list is available at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/membership/default.asp

"Our annual process to fully reconstitute the Russell Global Index shows a remarkable increase in Taiwan's market capitalization," said Rolf Agather, managing director for index research and innovation for Russell Investments. "This enormous increase in Taiwan's growth is a key example of why we conduct our annual reconstitution process. We endeavor to provide investors with the most reliable and accurate benchmarking tools."

Other highlights from the annual reconstitution include:

Taiwan moves from being the 16th largest country by total market cap to the 14th, effectively replacing the Netherlands which was dropped from the global Top 20 altogether
Taiwan remained the sixth largest country by securities with 418
Technology experienced the largest drop in sector weighting, falling by 4.9% from 53.8 to 48.9%. Decline notwithstanding, technology remained Taiwan's largest sector, comprising slightly less than half of the index

Russell's index reconstitution process is followed closely by many investors because $3.9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against them, and they account for an industry-leading 63.3% of institutional benchmarked products. Membership in Russell's equity indexes -- widely used as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies -- is determined by objective rules. Accurate benchmarks are an integral part of Russell's ongoing process to monitor more than 8,000 investment manager products worldwide for its $161 billion investment management business.

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