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 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 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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