Axioma and S&P Dow Jones Indices Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation in Factor Indices

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI"), one of the world's leading index providers, announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement to collaborate with Axioma, a renowned provider of enterprise market risk and portfolio analytics solutions, to develop optimized factor-based strategy indices.

The engagement brings together S&P DJI's global brand recognition and capabilities in indices serving institutions and intermediaries, with Axioma's robust analytical tool kit and expertise.  The collaboration looks to result in innovative S&P DJI branded indices, powered by Axioma, purposefully designed to present optimized single- and multi-factor solutions that advance the forefront of smart beta, ESG and related investment themes.

"We are pleased to work together with Axioma to leverage their systematic portfolio-construction capabilities and risk analytics, to further expand our factor index offering," said Jamie Farmer, Chief Commercial Officer, S&P Dow Jones Indices. "This collaboration will accelerate the pace of innovation to deliver transparent, strategic factor indices that are designed to meet the increasing demand for benchmarks that encapsulate quantitative investment methodologies."

"Axioma's systematic portfolio-construction techniques and factor-based risk models are increasingly being used in best-of-breed indexing," said Sebastian Ceria, CEO of Axioma. "We look forward to collaborating with S&P Dow Jones Indices on this exciting next generation of factor-based strategies."

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S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has been innovating and developing indices across the spectrum of asset classes helping to define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit:

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