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Index Provider of the Year

Index Provider of the Year
Asia Asset Management
2017

Award for Most Innovative Investor Education

Award for Most Innovative Investor Education
Asia Asset Management
2017

Best Index Provider

Best Index Provider
MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards
2017

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In July 2012, S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indexes joined together to become the world's largest provider of financial market indices. Combined, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that help investors achieve their financial goals. Since the launch of the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average® in 1896 and S&P 500® in 1957, we've been a catalyst for some of the last century's most important financial innovations. Today, more assets are invested in products based on our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1 million indices covering a wide range of asset classes and strategies across the globe, we continue to define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is a joint venture of S&P Global the controlling member, and CME Group Inc. S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. CME (NASDAQ: CME), the minority stakeholder, is a licensee of S&P DJI indices, as well as a data vendor. As a licensee, CME and affiliates may independently issue, trade and/or sponsor financial products linked to the performance of S&P DJI indices, which may be similar and competitive with products issued or sponsored by other S&P DJI licensees. CME's trading activity may affect the value of the index and any other financial products linked to it. More information on S&P DJI is available on EDGAR by searching CIK# 0000064040.

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  • 1896: Charles Dow develops what is now known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average®.
  • 1923: Standard Statistics Company, predecessor to Standard & Poor’s, develops its first stock market indicators, covering 233 companies.
  • 1926: Standard Statistics Company launches the 90-Stock Composite Price Index.
  • 1941: Standard Statistics merges with Poor’s Publishing to form Standard & Poor's. The company stock market indicator developed in 1923 grows from 233 to 416 companies.
  • 1946: The Dow Jones Industrial Average celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 1957: Standard & Poor’s publishes the S&P 500® as a 500-stock index for the first time.
  • 1972: The S&P 500 becomes the first stock index to be published daily.
  • 1975: ExxonMobil becomes the first pension fund to index to the S&P 500 and the industry takes off.
  • 1975: Institutional quality comes to retail. Vanguard introduces the first consumer index mutual fund, the Vanguard 500, and benchmarks to the S&P 500.
  • 1982: CME Group begins trading the first index futures - S&P 500 index futures - on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
  • 1983: Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE®) begins trading the first index options. The options were based on the S&P 500 and the S&P 100.
  • 1991: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P MidCap 400®, the first prominent U.S. mid-cap index.
  • 1992: In partnership with BARRA, Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/Barra Growth and Value Indices, S&P’s first foray into smart beta indices.
  • 1993: State Street Global Advisors introduces the SPDR® S&P 500, the world’s largest and most-traded ETF.
  • 1993: Chicago Board of Options Exchange introduces the CBOE Volatility Index®, the VIX®, benchmarking it to the S&P 100.
  • 1994: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P SmallCap 600®.
  • 1996: The Dow Jones Industrial Average celebrates its 100th anniversary.
  • 1999: In partnership with the Toronto Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/TSX Index series, new benchmarks for Canadian markets.
  • 1999: In partnership with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Japan 500, the S&P/TOPIX 150, the S&P Japan MidCap 100, and the S&P Japan SmallCap 250.
  • 1999: In partnership with RobecoSAM, Dow Jones launches the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index, the first global benchmark for sustainability.
  • 1999: In partnership with MSCI, Standard & Poor’s completes the reclassification of its U.S. equity indices to the GICS® ordering system.
  • 1999: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Global 1200, the first real-time investable global index. The index includes: S&P 500, S&P Europe 350®, S&P/TOPIX 150, S&P/TSX 60, S&P/ASX 50, S&P Asia 50, and S&P Latin America 40.
  • 2000: Standard & Poor’s acquires the IFC Emerging Markets Database (EMDB) from the World Bank and rebrands the IFCI and IFCG indices as the S&P/IFCI and S&P/IFCG.
  • 2000: In partnership with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/ASX index series.
  • 2000: Barclays Global Investors introduces its first suite of iShares ETFs and bases them on S&P indices.
  • 2000: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P National Municipal Bond Index, marking its foray into fixed income indices.
  • 2003: Standard & Poor’s acquires the Citigroup Global Equity Index Series, formerly the Salomon Smith Barney Index Series.
  • 2003: Standard & Poor’s releases the first S&P Indices Versus Active Funds (SPIVA®) Scorecard which tracks active fund versus index performance.
  • 2003: Dow Jones launches the U.S. Select Dividend Index, the first dividend index from a major index provider.
  • 2003: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Equal Weight Index.
  • 2004: Standard & Poor’s fully converts the S&P 500, the S&P MidCap400, and the S&P SmallCap 600 to float adjustment, reducing operating costs for index funds tied to the benchmarks and more truly reflecting the investible universe.
  • 2005: Standard & Poor’s introduces S&P Custom Index solutions to provide customized index calculations to clients.
  • 2005: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/Citigroup Multi-Factor Style and Pure Style Indices, replacing the S&P/Barra Style Indices.
  • 2005: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Dividend Aristocrats®.
  • 2006: In partnership with Fiserv, Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.
  • 2006: CBOE introduces the first exchange-traded VIX options.
  • 2006: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P BRIC 40 Index.
  • 2006: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Shariah Indices.
  • 2007: The S&P 500 celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 2007: Standard & Poor’s acquires the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) and rebrands as the S&P GSCI®.
  • 2008: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Risk Control Indices.
  • 2008: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P Target Date and S&P Target Risk Index Series.
  • 2008: Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan Index family, the first indices tracking the leveraged loan market.
  • 2009: In partnership with the Korea Stock Exchange (KRX), Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P/KRX Asia 100 and the S&P/KRX Exchanges Indices.
  • 2009: In partnership with Trucost Plc., Standard & Poor’s launches the S&P U.S. Carbon Efficient Index, the first broad U.S. market index with an environmental focus.
  • 2010: In partnership with Experian®, S&P Indices launches the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Index Series.
  • 2010: In partnership with BGCantor Market Data L.P., S&P Indices launches the S&P/BGCantor U.S. Treasury Bill Index and the S&P/BGCantor U.S. Treasury Bond Index.
  • 2010: In partnership with the Australian Securities Exchange, S&P Indices launches the S&P/ASX 200 VIX.
  • 2010: In partnership with the TMX Group, S&P Indices launches the S&P/TSX 60 VIX.
  • 2011: In partnership with CBOE, S&P Indices introduces the VIX Network, a global network of exchanges using VIX methodology.
  • 2011: S&P Indices partners with the Mercado Integrado Latino Americano (MILA), an integrated trading venture formed by the Chile, Colombia, and Peru stock exchanges, to develop broad-market and sector indices for the MILA Integrated Market.
  • 2011: In partnership with ASX, S&P Indices launches the S&P/ASX Fixed Interest Series.
  • 2011: S&P Indices launches the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index, part of the S&P Factor Index     Series.
  • 2012: The McGraw Hill Companies and CME Group, the parent companies of S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indexes, form S&P Dow Jones Indices.
  • 2012: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P Global Intrinsic Value (GIVI®) Index, marking S&P DJI’s foray into multi-factor smart beta indices.
  • 2012: AIG SunAmerica launches the VIX GLWB, the first variable annuity guarantee with volatility-based pricing.
  • 2013: S&P Dow Jones Indices partners with India’s BSE Ltd., formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange, to form the joint venture, Asia Index Private Ltd.
  • 2014: S&P Dow Jones Indices partners with Peru’s Bolsa de Valores de Lima (BVL) to license, distribute, manage, and co-develop indices, including a new version the flagship IGBVL - Índice General de la Bolsa de Valores de Lima.
  • 2014: In partnership with Valuación Operativa y Referencias de Mercado, S.A. de C.V. (Valmer), S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P/Valmer Mexico Government Bond Indices.
  • 2014: In partnership with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P/TWSE Taiwan Low Volatility High Dividend Index.
  • 2014: In partnership with the MILA Pacific Alliance, S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P MILA Pacific Alliance Indices, the first benchmarks for the Pacific Alliance, a strategic platform seeking to advance economic integration among Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico.
  • 2014: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI).
  • 2014: In partnership with Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between Aon/Hewitt and Milliman, S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices.
  • 2014: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
  • 2015: S&P Dow Jones Indices partners with Mexico’s Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) to license, distribute, and manage indices, including the flagship IPC - Índice de Precios y Cotizaciones.
  • 2015: S&P Dow Jones Indices partners with the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) to license, distribute, manage, and co-develop fixed interest and equity indices, including the flagship NZX 50.
  • 2015: S&P Dow Jones Indices partners with Brazil’s BM&FBOVESPA to create, launch, and distribute co-branded Brazilian equity indices and launches the S&P/BOVESPA Smart Beta Family of Indices, the first smart beta benchmarks for the Brazilian market.
  • 2015: In partnership with the Japan Exchange Group, S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P/JPX JGB VIX Index, the first full-scale fixed income volatility index available in the Japanese market.
  • 2015: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P 500 Bond Index, the first fixed income index priced intraday based on the corporate debt of constituents of the S&P 500.
  • 2016: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P Real Assets Index, a first of its kind global benchmark for real assets.
  • 2016: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P Shift to Retirement Income and Decumulation (STRIDE) Index Series, a new approach to target date indexing.
  • 2016: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index.
  • 2016: S&P Dow Jones Indices launches the S&P China 500 Index.
  • 2016: S&P Dow Jones Indices’ parent company McGraw Hill Financial becomes S&P Global.
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