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George Valantasis

Associate Director, Strategy Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

George Valantasis is Associate Director, Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He focuses on alternate beta strategies, including factor-based indices, dividends and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, George works closely with the sales, marketing and Global Research & Design departments to bring new ideas to market.
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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 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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Dec 5, 2022

S&P ESG High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index – Adding a Layer of Sustainability via ESG Screening

High-dividend-yielding stocks have been prevalent in 2022, as rising interest rates have put downward pressure on long duration assets. At the same time, market participants are increasingly seeking to align investments with their personal and societal values. The S&P ESG High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® Index may be a strategy that checks both of these boxes….

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Aug 29, 2022

The Case for Dividend Aristocrats in Pan Asia

During a time of acute monetary policy tightening throughout much of the western world, major Asian central banks have remained relatively more accommodative. In China, the People’s Bank of China cut its key five-year prime loan rate last week1 after cutting it only a few months ago in May. In addition to the looser monetary…

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Aug 18, 2022

Dividend Growers in Inflationary Environments

With inflation being a major issue in the current economy, consumers are increasingly looking for ways to combat their loss of purchasing power. One way to achieve this is to have sources of income that keep pace with, or even exceed, the inflation rate. Over the past four decades, dividends have played an increasing role…

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Jun 9, 2022

Introducing the S&P 500 ESG Dividend Aristocrats Index

Investors are increasingly aspiring to align their investment objectives with their personal and societal values. At the same time, dividends are at the top of investors’ minds, as monetary policies tighten globally and volatility in the financial markets increases. In light of these trends, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) recently launched the S&P 500®…

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