Index Providers ETF Overview

Index providers are a key pillar of the ETF industry. Indexes are important because their methodology dictates the selection and weighting an ETF may attempt to track. At first, index providers covered the markets with popular regions and sectors. But index providers have started to create specialized benchmarks for different types of investing.

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GICS Reveals Sector Shifts For 2023

The joint S&P Dow Jones-MSCI sector system scaled back its changes for 2023.

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EM Indexes To Remove Russia

MSCI and FTSE Russell will remove Russia securities from their indexes within the next week.

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First Look At Possible GICS Shakeup

Renewable energy stocks may move to energy sector; PayPal and MasterCard could leave tech space.

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Digging Into Direct Indexing

Being clear on direct indexing’s benefits and limitations is key in assessing if it’s right for investors.

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Direct Indexing’s Many Uses

The customization and control offered by direct indexing provides solutions for many client needs.

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Direct Indexing Gains Momentum

Direct indexing is set to be the next big thing in investing as asset managers snap up related firms.

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Could Facebook Face An ESG Reckoning?

How the company's controversies could affect its position in some key ESG ETFs.

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MSCI Helps Quantify Climate Risk

MSCI’s Climate Lab gives investors tools to align portfolios with climate goals.

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Conflict Of Interest Blights S&P 500 Entry

National Bureau of Economic Research found companies buy S&P ratings to gain an advantage.