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Sep 21, 2022

Tracking Trends with Indices

How can indices help investors understand what’s driving market trends amid inflation, rising rates, and volatility? S&P DJI’s Anu Ganti and Hamish Preston take a closer look at key trends and  what they could mean for active management and asset allocation moving forward.

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Aug 17, 2022

What’s Inside the Real Estate Select Sector?

Explore how a rules-based approach to tracking real estate companies in the S&P 500® impacts dividend yield and diversification.

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Jun 1, 2022

Index-Based Tools for Tracking the Future

Get to know the S&P Kensho New Economy Indices, a comprehensive, rules-based, thematic index framework powered by AI and designed to help investors better understand and precisely measure the long-term transformative trends and exponential innovation and growth of the sectors and industries driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learn more: New Economies – Investment Themes |…

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May 31, 2022

Insurance General Accounts See Increased Fixed Income ETF Adoption in 2021

As of year-end 2021, insurance companies held USD 45.4 billion in ETFs in their general accounts—a 15% increase over 2020. We recently published a research piece on the use of ETFs by insurance companies. In this blog post, we explore the increased use of fixed income ETFs in these portfolios. Fixed income securities comprise the…

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May 16, 2022

A Practical Look at Index Liquidity in Asia

What role does index liquidity play in helping market-participants in Asia participate in the U.S. equity ecosystem during Asia’s trading hours? Join S&P DJI and State Street Global Advisors for a practical look at using indices to assess the potential opportunity set. Learn more: Regional Relevancy of S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures…

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Apr 21, 2022

Revisiting ETF Usage in Insurance General Accounts

S&P Dow Jones Indices annually publishes an in-depth report that examines ETF usage within insurance general account portfolios, leveraging the Schedule D data from annual insurance company filings. Following a generally consistent upward trend, from 2019 to 2020, U.S. insurance companies increased their ETF AUM by 18% to USD 36.9 billion.1 An early look at…

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Mar 29, 2022

Green Pools: Evolving ESG Trading Ecosystems

Compared to the wide range of liquid, tradable instruments associated to more traditional benchmarks like the S&P 500®, the trading ecosystem of ESG-based investment products is still in its infancy. But, with the increased volume in listed futures linked to the S&P 500 ESG Index and S&P Europe 350® ESG Index, change is afoot. Of…

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Mar 22, 2022

India’s ETF Market: Sustainability and Innovation

The pandemic, along with its disruption, also opened windows to many opportunities. Innovation and new ideas are the key words. Sustainability is not a new idea; however, its focus has accelerated with the pandemic and incidents triggered by climate change. Nations and organizations are adopting ESG measures and bringing its importance to the forefront. Its…

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Mar 15, 2022

India’s ETF Market: The Changing Face of Passive

Though passive investing is galloping its way into some allocations, it’s still not a significant percentage. Passive assets are concentrated in the developed markets, with the U.S. claiming a majority share, followed by Europe and Japan. The use of core and satellite strategies based on passive vehicles can be a further catalyst to the growth…

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Jan 25, 2022

How Does Indexing Small-Cap Equities Work for Insurers?

How does profitability influence risk and return in small-cap equities? S&P DJI’s Raghu Ramachandran and Garrett Glawe join Vanguard’s Ilene Kelman and Cardinal Investment Advisors’ Matt Padberg to take a closer look at aligning index objectives with strategic objectives.

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