On 29 November 1999, FTSE International Limited acquired the stakes of Goldman Sachs & Co and Standard & Poor’s. The name changed to the FTSE World Index series.
FTSE took exclusive rights to integrate the Baring Emerging Markets data series with its existing FTSE World Index series. This resulted in the creation of the FTSE All-World Index series on June 30, 2000.
On September 22, 2003, FTSE introduced enhancements to improve the coverage of mid cap stocks in the index and remove some smaller stocks. In line with these enhancements, FTSE also launched the FTSE Global Equity Index Series.
The new All-World series is sub-divided into three segments – Developed, Advanced Emerging and Emerging Markets.
The tabulation in the Financial Times is in $ (although calculations in other currencies are available electronically to subscribers)
The Base Date is December 31, 1985
It covers 49 countries, with some 2,300 constituents.