Russell Indexes today launched the Russell High Efficiency Defensive Indexes, which it touts as “the first and only series of low volatility benchmarks to offer low targeted tracking error.” The index was developed in collaboration with Westpeak Global Advisors, an independent research and investment management company.

The Russell Defensive Index ranks constituents based on an assigned stability score and weights them according to market capitalization. The indexes are rebalanced on a quarterly basis.

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