The Financial Times and Wilshire, a global investment, technology and advisory company are collaborating to develop new, innovative and more relevant indices, metrics, data sets and analytics to serve and inform investors globally.
The collaboration will provide investors with tools and content to understand the evolution of new themes in business and investment.
Both FT and Wilshire are working with a range of leading market innovators and experts. The services will be on FT.com and will combine data, tools, analytics and indices from Wilshire and its partners.
Investors will also be provided with unique commentary, insights and data sets to help them interpret the issues and themes driving financial markets.
The partnership will build on the success of the recently launched and fast-growing ETF Hub which, jointly produced in partnership with TrackInsight, provides leading global coverage, data and analytics relating to the fast growing $8-trillion exchange-traded funds sector.
The two companies will also partner on creating indices for clients and investors worldwide utilizing Wilshire’s deep pool of talent and content in investment advice and multi-asset strategies.
Mark Makepeace, CEO of Wilshire said:
“The investment industry continues to evolve and innovate. The combination of Wilshire’s deep pool of investment knowledge, the FT’s leading digital platforms and journalists, and our widely-recognized leadership team in the index space will allow us to provide our clients and investors worldwide with greater insight and better investment solutions.”
John Ridding, CEO of The Financial Times Group added:
“We are delighted to be working again with Mark Makepeace and many of his former colleagues to build a leading global index business. The FT has been a pioneer in digital journalism and the ‘new agenda’ for investing – including via Moral Money – and this collaboration will help us reinforce our brand in growth markets and strengthen our position as the leading global financial news organization.”