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Jan 27, 2023

GICS Changes Are Approaching

After the close on March 17, 2023, changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) structure will go into effect in GICS Direct and in S&P DJI’s indices. These changes will affect most sectors and will change what it means to be sector neutral. For example, Exhibit 1 compares the S&P 500 sector weights at…

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Jan 26, 2023

Surveying Style Indices

How can index construction inform style selection? S&P DJI’s Craig Lazzara takes a closer look at the S&P Style and S&P Pure Style Indices and how these different approaches to indexing Growth and Value are designed to help advisors align strategies with client objectives.

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Jan 26, 2023

The S&P China 500 Rebounded 7.1% in Q4 2022, Recovering a Portion of Its 2022 Losses

The S&P China 500 gained 7.1% in Q4 2022, gaining back some of the losses exhibited earlier in 2022. Despite the strong quarter, Chinese equities underperformed global and emerging markets in Q4, as these segments broadly bounced back from the heavy losses of Q3. The S&P China 500 declined 24.4% in 2022, likewise underperforming global…

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Jan 26, 2023

Building a Passive Bridge across the Pond

At over 300 years old, the British government bond and stock markets are among the world’s oldest. They are also among the largest globally; ranked by float-adjusted market capitalization, the U.K. gilt market and U.K. stock market are the fourth and third biggest, respectively. The British investment industry has existed for centuries, with the country’s…

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Jan 25, 2023

Examining a Broad-Based Approach to ESG

Take a closer look at the index design and data powering S&P DJI’s headline ESG indices with Maggie Dorn and DWS’ Taylor Anderson.

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Jan 24, 2023

The Dow Jones Dividend 100 Indices Part 2: Strong Fundamentals and the Benefits of Diversification

In part one of this series, we highlighted how the stringent dividend sustainability and quality screens of the Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index and Dow Jones International Dividend 100 Index may have led to their outperformance in 2022 and other inflationary periods. In this installment, we will analyze the positive effects that these screens…

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Jan 23, 2023

Indexing Income: How Are Insurers Diversifying with Dividends?

As insurers face one of the most challenging bond markets in decades, many insurance companies are looking for different ways to generate revenue. S&P DJI’s Raghu Ramachandran and Rupert Watts join State Street Global Advisors’ Ben Woloshin for a closer look at how and why some insurers are implementing indexed-based equity strategies.

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Jan 20, 2023

Latin American Equities Outperformed Global Regions in 2022

Despite a difficult year for most global equity markets, the S&P Latin America BMI gained 4.9% in 2022, and it was the only major regional equity market to close the year in positive territory. This marked a stark reversal from 2021, when Latin American equities were the sole region in the red, while the S&P…

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Jan 20, 2023

The Dow Jones Dividend 100 Indices Part 1: A Focus on Dividend Sustainability and Quality

Looking back, 2022 was an impressive year for passive dividend indices, both with respect to performance and inflows on the back of rising interest rates. The Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index and Dow Jones International Dividend 100 Index were two of the standout performers, which may be due to their emphasis on strong fundamentals…

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Jan 19, 2023

Examining Tactical Approaches to Sectors

Why does sector dispersion matter and how can it inform tactical approaches to sectors? S&P DJI’s Elizabeth Bebb and Invesco’s András Vig explore how sector dispersion can impact long-term asset allocations.

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