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Feb 9, 2024

2024 World Economic Forum: Key Themes to Watch

The author would like to thank Vidushan Ragukaran and Ari Rajendra for their contributions to this blog.   The 2024 World Economic Forum (WEF) that took place at Davos-Klosters in mid-January attracted over 60 heads of state and government leaders. There was a consistent emphasis on AI and cybersecurity risk governance, a renewed focus on…

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Feb 9, 2024

S&P DJI Kensho Goes Global

The advent of language models and generative AI has overhauled the process of generating actionable structured data from unstructured text documents and enhanced our ability to glean and categorize information from previously hard-to-access sources. As we see increasing demand for new ways to slice the market based on machine learning-based insights, S&P Dow Jones Indices…

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Jan 26, 2024

S&P DJI’s Global Islamic Equity Benchmarks Surged Nearly 12% in the Final Quarter, Outperforming Conventional Benchmarks in 2023

Global equities witnessed a strong Q4 2023 as slowing inflation and the potential for lower interest rates improved market sentiment drastically. The S&P Global BMI rallied 11.4% for the quarter, finishing the year with an impressive 21.9% return. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) equities rose 6.4% in Q4, as measured by the S&P Pan…

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Dec 11, 2023

Forging the Global Energy Transition: An Index for Essential Metals

Look inside the S&P Global Essential Metals Producers Index, a pure-play index that tracks the companies helping the world forge the future of energy innovation.

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Dec 6, 2023

Tracking Thematics: How Indexing Megatrends Works

What’s driving interest in thematics and how can indices help investors target world-shaping structural trends? Join S&P DJI’s Jason Ye for a closer look at how innovative benchmarks, including the S&P Kensho New Economy Indices, are tracking long-term, market-altering themes by design.

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Nov 8, 2023

Material Change in a Material World

As our climate changes, so do our ways of producing and consuming energy. A global effort is underway to replace fossil fuels with renewables in our energy matrix.1 This planned energy transition’s speed, scope and scale of impact on the global economy is unparalleled in our history.2 North America’s unique position of contributing nearly 18%…

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Oct 19, 2023

Tracking the Sun with Indices

How can an index measure the companies driving the continued rise of solar power?  Take a custom look at how indexing works for solar with S&P DJI’s Michael Mell and MAC Solar Index’s Richard Asplund.

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Sep 29, 2023

Tracking Shariah Compliance with Indices

How are indices helping expand the range of Shariah-compliant tools for market participants? S&P DJI’s John Welling and Chimera Capital’s Sherif Salem join Dubai Financial Markets’ Eric Salomons for a look inside how S&P DJI’s Shariah-compliant and Sukuk indices are helping investors evaluate and access local, regional, and global markets while adhering to Islamic law…

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Sep 13, 2023

The Case for Timber

Timber is an essential resource and a genuine building block of human civilization. Its use in building construction and as a fuel source have made it integral to the functioning of our societies and world economy. On the flip side, our dependence on timber, combined with a lengthy regeneration time, means we are steadily using…

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Jul 26, 2023

Energy Transition Progression in H1 2023

As we kick off the second half of 2023, we wanted to review some of the key developments from the first half of the year in the clean energy space and review the results of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index Series rebalance from April. Key Developments Government Spending in Clean Energy Space Continues in…

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