Thomson Reuters has launched 7500 new equity sector-level indices covering a range of regions and sectors. These indices include full lines of emerging market and Asia Pacific sector indices in addition to the first line of Iberian sector and NAFTA sector indices, as well as indices for new and relevant sectors such as water, renewables and diversified media.

The sector indices allow clients to monitor market movements deeply by sector. Covering 44 countries and 18 regions, the indices enable clients to monitor global markets, benchmark specific countries, regions, and sectors, and develop investment vehicles globally.

The sector indices are the recent addition to Thomson Reuters indices which include the Thomson Reuters Realized Volatility Index, an index that provides a way to forecast volatility.

Each Thomson Reuters index is created using a proprietary liquidity filter that selects stocks based on price, as opposed to volume. By only including stocks that investors can access, the indices provide accurate depiction of the investing opportunities available, particularly in emerging markets.

The indices utilise the proprietary Thomson Reuters Business Classification (TRBC) system that covers 71,000 public and 230,000 private companies worldwide.

All Thomson Reuters Indices are accessible via desktops as well as data feeds, in products such as Reuters 3000 Xtra, Thomson Reuters Datastream, StarMine and Thomson Reuters Portfolio Analytics.

Sunand Menon, global managing director of indices at Thomson Reuters, said: “The combination of our unbiased classification system, liquidity filter and efficiency of our workflow is unique to the market. With over 8,000 indices now available, Thomson Reuters is providing clients with the depth and breadth of geographical and sector coverage necessary to succeed.”