S&P Dow Jones Indices Calculates New Custom Indexing Concept for RIA Lunt Capital
PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunt Capital Management, an independent registered investment advisory firm, has selected S&P Dow Jones Indices to be the custom calculation agent for the Lunt Capital High Beta Low Volatility Rotation Index.  The Index is the first of its kind to rotate exclusively between S&P Dow Jones Indices' high beta and low volatility equity indices in U.S., international, and emerging markets.

"Lunt Capital's use of S&P Dow Jones Indices' high beta and low volatility indices as the constituents in their custom index is a significant evolution in how our custom capabilities can be leveraged to create innovative solutions and benchmarks for RIAs," says Michael Mell, Associate Director of Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "We are pleased that Lunt Capital has chosen us as their calculation agent and look forward to growing our relationship and offerings with them and the RIA community."

"As our Index rotates between high beta and low volatility allocations across the globe, it acts as a valuable tool in navigating today's global 'risk on/risk off' investment environment," says John Lunt, President of Lunt Capital Management, Inc.  "We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with an industry leader like S&P Dow Jones Indices and appreciate their ongoing efforts to independently calculate this innovative index."

S&P Dow Jones Indices custom indices is an acknowledged global leader in the calculation of custom indices, providing unparalleled services in the design, construction, management and distribution of custom indices.  Drawing on our knowledge and a global database of over 17,000 individual stocks, S&P Dow Jones Indices custom indices provides an independent, flexible and accurate service enabling clients to purposefully design a custom index to meet their specific requirements across equity, commodity and fixed income asset classes.

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