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Nov 15 2017

Why Revenue Exposure Indices Are Relevant in Today's World

As the world becomes smaller and companies become larger, domicile becomes less important to sources of revenue.

Nov 13 2017

Making the Case for International Small Caps

In this paper, we will demonstrate that international small caps represent a meaningful portion of the global equity opportunity set, have historically generated strong absolute and risk-adjusted returns, have been less volatile than U.S. small caps, and have relatively low correlations to U.S. equities and other asset classes.

Nov 07 2017

Talking Points: The S&P Systematic Global Macro Index

The S&P Systematic Global Macro Index (S&P SGMI) is designed to offer a low-cost, liquid, and transparent solution by spreading risk evenly across the global futures markets with a long/short trend following rule to deliver results with little correlation to traditional markets.

Oct 30 2017

S&P Managed Risk 2.0 Indices Brochure

As more investors think about retirement and their long-term savings objectives, the importance of downside protection without limiting the opportunity for potential gains is on the rise.

Oct 27 2017

Stepping Up to Carbon Transparency

In response to this increasing interest in and demand for clear carbon exposure information, S&P Dow Jones Indices now publishes carbon metrics for all standard equity indices as a matter of course.

Oct 13 2017

Talking Points: The S&P Access China Enterprises Enhanced Value Index

The S&P Access China Enterprises Enhanced Value Index seeks to measure the performance of 100 Chinese companies with securities with attractive valuations that are eligible for the Stok Connect programs.

Sep 21 2017

FA Talks: Custom Indexing in the Canadian Market

FA Talks is an interview series where industry thinkers share their thoughts and perspectives on a variety of market trends and themes impacting indexing.

Sep 19 2017

Talking Points: Better Disclosure of ESG Risks and Opportunities Will Unlock Capital for Sustainable Development and Green Finance

EU policymakers should be bold in implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) as this will drive the availability of relevant, comparable, and consistent data for investment decisions.

Sep 14 2017

Talking Points: The Role of Real Assets in Portfolio Construction

How do real asset combinations contribute to inflation protection, diversification, and volatility reduction?

Sep 14 2017

Talking Points: How Are Institutional Investors Using ETFs in Asia

Although selecting ETFs can be challenging due the wide variety of products, they can be used as tactical and strategic tools for asset allocation.

Sep 01 2017

FAQ: S&P/TSX 60 Dividend Points Index

What are dividend points and how are they tracked?

Aug 17 2017

Momentum: A Practitioner’s Guide

As an investable concept, momentum is straightforward—purchase (avoid) stocks that have performed relatively well (poorly) recently.

Aug 16 2017

Value: A Practitioner’s Guide

Investing in value stocks may be an easy concept to understand, but the actual methods used to capture value stocks is critical.

Jul 20 2017

Looking Beyond Traditional Benchmarks to Add Value in Emerging Markets

As emerging markets have grown in size and importance, emerging market equities have become a core part of many portfolio allocations.

Jul 12 2017

S&P MARC 5% Index

A Dynamic Multi-Asset Strategy

Jun 30 2017

Talking Points - Focusing the Lens on Brazilian Commodities With the Dow Jones/BM&F Commodity Index

In an effort to expand transparency and liquidity by measuring local markets, S&P Dow Jones Indices is partnering with B3 (formerly BM&FBOVESPA), the Brazilian exchange, to offer the Dow Jones/BM&F Commodity Index.

Jun 29 2017

Introducing the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Bond Select 30 Index

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Bond Select 30 Index is composed of up to 30 bonds issued by unique “Aristocrat” dividend issuers of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, based on a set of eligibility criteria.

Jun 29 2017

How Indexing Impacts Shariah-Compliant Investing

Shariah-compliant investing has grown considerably in recent decades, as the Islamic investment community has demanded increasingly sophisticated investment solutions while, at the same time, adhering to the tenets of Islamic law

Jun 28 2017

Talking Points: Internal Carbon Pricing: Stress Testing Business for Climate Change Risk

Leading companies are using internal carbon prices to gain insight into how globally diverse operations could be affected by taxes and emissions trading—and identify opportunities to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.

Jun 28 2017

Understanding the S&P Managed Risk Indices

The S&P Managed Risk Indices provide a way for investors to gain exposure to a particular equity market while controlling the level of risk using a two-step risk management overlay.

Jun 13 2017

TalkingPoints: Sustainable Value Chains – Benefitting From a Wide Lens on Environmental Risk

Environmental risks, from regulatory costs and reputational damage to raw material shortages and supply disruption, are affecting all functions of the corporate value chain. Leading companies are increasingly taking a holistic view to identify a broader spectrum of low-carbon, resource-efficient business opportunities.

Jun 12 2017

Understanding the S&P Managed Risk 2.0 Indices

Whether as part of strategic core equity allocation or as a complement to or replacement of a more traditional buy-and-hold stock or bond allocation, the managed risk 2.0 approach offers a useful tool to help market participants as they seek to achieve long-term return goals while effectively managing risk.

Jun 08 2017

Why Does the S&P 500® Matter to Brazil?

The S&P 500 is a renowned benchmark for large-cap U.S. equities. The index is designed to measure 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of investable market capitalization in the U.S. equity market.

Apr 28 2017

Talking Points - Multi-Asset, Shariah-Compliant Indices for the MENA Region

The S&P Pan Arab Shariah Balanced Indices are a series of multi-asset benchmarks that combine core MENA equity and sukuk components, allowing market participants to choose an allocation framework that best reflects their investment style.

Apr 21 2017

Talking Points - Commodity Trends Boost Leveraged and Inverse Indices

In the world of declining commodity prices following the global financial crisis, inverse indices became popular for market participants looking to profit from the negative returns.

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