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May 20, 2024

S&P World Index: A Global Benchmark for Comprehensive Coverage

Introducing a benchmark that digs deeper into developed markets, with data that extends over several economic cycles. Discover how the S&P World Index sets the standard for developed market indices.

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Apr 25, 2024

S&P DJI’s Global Islamic Equity Benchmarks Rose 9% in the First Quarter, Extending Outperformance against Conventional Benchmarks

Global equities had a strong start to the year as economic resilience and diminishing recession fears boosted risky assets overall. The S&P Global BMI surged 7.8% in the first quarter, led by developed markets; notably, the S&P 500® finished the quarter up 10.6%, at a new record high. Shariah-compliant global benchmarks beat their conventional counterparts,…

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Apr 24, 2024

How Indexing Works for Model Portfolios

What’s the role of indices in constructing and evaluating model portfolios? S&P DJI’s Joseph Nelesen and BlackRock’s Elise Terry explore how indexing is changing the landscape for advisors and their clients and helping a range of market participants build and assess models across the asset class spectrum.

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Apr 24, 2024

SPIVA Japan Scorecard 2023: Misfortune for Japanese Stock Pickers

Since the first publication of the S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA®) U.S. Scorecard in 2002, S&P Dow Jones Indices has regularly reported on the relative performance of actively managed funds versus benchmark indices across an increasing number of global fund markets and fund categories.1 The SPIVA Japan Scorecard has been tracking the performance of active…

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Apr 17, 2024

Meet the New and More Diversified S&P/BMV IPC

S&P Dow Jones Indices launched a consultation in May 2023 proposing certain methodology changes to the S&P/BMV IPC with the overall goal of reducing single-stock concentration and simplifying rather complex eligibility and selection criteria. After receiving feedback from market participants, a revised version of the proposal was approved in September 2023 and a two-phased implementation…

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Apr 16, 2024

Balancing Growth and Value in the Mid-Cap and Small-Cap Spaces: The S&P MidCap 400 GARP and S&P SmallCap 600 GARP Indices

Launched in February 2019, the S&P 500® GARP Index was the first transparent benchmark tracking growth companies that are identified as being higher quality with lower valuations. Given the success of this index, we launched the S&P MidCap 400® GARP Index and S&P SmallCap 600® GARP Index to expand the available toolkit. Since their launches…

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Apr 11, 2024

A Long-Term Look at S&P 500 Equal Weight Index

How have S&P 500 Equal Weight Index’s exposures informed its performance over time? S&P DJI’s Hamish Preston and Invesco’s Nick Kalivas look under the hood at the features influencing S&P 500 EWI’s risk/return and explore what its expanding ecosystem, including sectors and futures could mean for its range of potential applications moving forward.  

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Apr 10, 2024

How Sector Neutrality Influences Risk/Return in S&P Dividend Aristocrats

What are the potential benefits of a sector neutral approach to S&P Dividend Aristocrats? S&P DJI’s Rupert Watts and State Street Global Advisors’ Colin Ireland explore the construction and range of potential applications for the S&P Sector-Neutral High Yield Dividend Aristocrats.

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Mar 27, 2024

Getting to Know the S&P 500 in Hong Kong

Why is the S&P 500 relevant to markets around the world? Take a closer look at this iconic index with S&P DJI’s Priscilla Luk and Hang Seng Investment Management’s Yvonne Ngai, including its role in our daily lives and some key highlights about why the S&P 500 is widely regarded as the best single gauge…

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Mar 20, 2024

Diversification, Equity & Indices

The results of S&P DJI’s latest SPIVA U.S. Scorecard are in: Most large-cap active managers underperformed the S&P 500® for the 14th consecutive year in a row. 60% of active large-cap funds underperformed the S&P 500 in 2023, slightly better than the long-term average of 64%, and a relatively benign result considering the dominance of…

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