NEW YORK-FTSE has partnered with Conflict Securities Advisory Group, a risk measurement firm based in Washington, D.C., that has been focusing on Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria since just before the terrorist attacks in 2001, through the new FTSE CSAG Terror-Free Index Series.

The London-based index manufacturer, which has $2.5 billion benchmarked against its indices, and CSAG jointly launched the breakthrough index series here last Wednesday at the Women's National Republican Club. The two companies portray the new indexes as the next-iteration of socially responsible, or green, investing, FTSE Americas will initially focus on marketing the global index, which whittles the index of companies that have absolutely no ties to any business in the four regions down to a mere 1,900 firms, to institutional investors-primarily to pension funds.

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