As the EU focuses on financing a sustainable economy and evidence builds that ESG is a driver of investment risk and return, many market participants are asking, "How can we use the ESG advantage to our advantage?"
Join us to unpeel the layers of this timely question – from the practicalities of integrating ESG across multi-asset strategies to the technological advancements and megatrends bringing ESG to the forefront.
Thought leaders and practitioners will explore:
What the move to a sustainable economy really means for your portfolio
First-hand accounts from investors with varied approaches to integrating ESG and carbon targets in multi-asset portfolios
What changing demographics and evolving technology can tell us about the future trajectory of the ESG trend
How financial markets and governments are gearing up to tackle ESG, including the TCFD recommendations
The 10th Annual Japan ETF Conference
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
Join us and industry experts as we explore the continued growth and evolution of the Asian ETF landscape. Gain a deeper understanding of the innovations driving access to regional markets while networking with peers at our full-day, complimentary event.
Annual Australian ETF Masterclass
Preparing for a New Horizon
With the Australian ETF market expected to grow to $40-50 billion in 2018, it’s become more and more important for advisors to understand the benefits and intricacies of this investment vehicle and how to most effectively apply these passive strategies to their current practice.
S&P Dow Jones Indices, in partnership with the ASX, is hosting its 8th Annual ETF Masterclass to continue to enhance the adviser community’s collective understanding of ETFs and implementation practices in today’s market and beyond.
Our panels of ETF practitioners and industry experts will explore:
The myths and realities of ETFs
The implications of market growth on the Australian ETF industry
How advisors can effectively share evidence-based approaches with their clients
How to successfully use ETFs to transform business and benefit clients
4th ETF Mexico Masterclass: What to Expect in a Volatile Environment
THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 2018 AT 4:30 PM CST
With an upcoming election and the debate on free trade vs. protectionism, Mexican investors are bracing for a scenario of high volatility. In the face of uncertainty, can investors mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities both locally and internationally?
Join S&P DJI and BMV as we bring together thought leaders and renowned practitioners to discuss how to meet Mexico’s forthcoming challenges and opportunities.
Topics will include the following:
Which sectors may be most affected by the election and NAFTA discussions.
How to use ETFs to target opportunities and minimize risks.
Maneuvering through investment challenges and opportunities using passive solutions.
A look at how investors are turning to single and multi-factor strategies to help diversify and protect client portfolios during market downturns.
The challenges and opportunities of allocating to FIBRAS, both locally and internationally.
José-Oriol Bosch Par, General Director, BMV, will kick off the event with a macro look at where Mexican financial markets stand today.
Tap into Liquidity with Fixed Income ETFs
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 2:00 PM ET
As liquidity in the cash bond market dries up in the wake of Dodd-Frank, utilization of fixed income ETFs is on the rise.
How are ETFs resolving bond market illiquidity—and is the current toolkit sufficient for today’s markets and the next regulatory wave?
Join us as leading industry practitioners discuss:
Key differences in the way fixed income ETFs trade vs. their equity counterparts and individual bonds
How to use index-based strategies to assess liquid fixed income allocations
How ETFs impact depth of liquidity in primary and secondary senior loan markets
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, but the jury is still out on exactly when. Fortunately, there are a wide range of approaches designed to augment clients' retirement savings and safeguard portfolios against a shifting market climate.
Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at CFRA Research, will kick off the event by assessing yield opportunities at the market, sector, and industry level.
Join us for a complimentary event for financial advisors. Our panelists will explore:
De-risking portfolios with tactical ETF strategies that can help advisors participate in the upside while protecting the downside
How to consider implementing single- and multi-factor approaches within client portfolios if there is a market downturn
How advisors are combining the best of both active and passive strategies to unlock alpha
Taking emotion out of the equation: rules-based approaches that help advisors stay the course and give clients peace of mind
Featured speakers Michael Jones, CIO of RiverFront Investment Group and John Mauldin, Chairman of Mauldin Economics will round out the conversation with their respective market outlooks and commentary on how geopolitics are affecting global allocations in 2018.
Accepted for 3-hour CFA®, CFP®, and CIMA® credits.
The S&P ESG Pan-Europe Developed Sovereign Bond Index, a rules based alternately weighted index, is the first in the family of sustainability sovereign bond indices. Alternate weights for the countries are derived by RobecoSAM’s environment, social and governance (ESG) scores of the countries.
The S&P Latvia Sovereign Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of euro-denominated securities publicly issued by Latvia for its domestic market.
The S&P Poland Sovereign Inflation-Linked Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of Polish Zloty-denominated inflation-linked securities publicly issued by the Polish government for the domestic market.
The S&P Eurozone Sovereign Bond 10+ Years Index seeks to measure the performance of Eurozone government bonds with maturities of more than 10 years.
The S&P Eurozone Sovereign Bond 3-5 Years Index seeks to measure the performance of Eurozone government bonds with maturities between three and five years.
The S&P Turkey Sovereign Inflation-Linked Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of Turkish Lira-denominated inflation-linked securities publicly issued by the Turkish government for the domestic market.
The S&P Eurozone Sovereign Bond 1-3 Years Index seeks to measure the performance of Eurozone government bonds with maturities between one and three years.
The S&P Eurozone Sovereign Bond 5-7 Years Index seeks to measure the performance of Eurozone government bonds with maturities between five and seven years.
The S&P Greece Sovereign Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of euro-denominated securities publicly issued by Greece for its domestic market.
The S&P Slovakia Sovereign Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of euro-denominated securities publicly issued by Slovakia for its domestic market.
The S&P Slovenia Sovereign Bond Index is a comprehensive, market-value-weighted index designed to track the performance of euro-denominated securities publicly issued by Slovenia for its domestic market.
The index includes European UCITS (Undertaking in Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) that are selected to deliver an annual excess return within an established risk framework. The index applies the Capital Asset Pricing Model to select an optimal mix of funds that may give rise to the best return & risk characteristics.
The S&P U.S. Select Plus Custom Index attempts to produce returns in excess of the S&P 500® in a disciplined and consistent manner. The historical analysis of the index demonstrates outperformance over the S&P 500 Total Return Index in each of the five years ending December 31, 2005.
The S&P Dynamic Multi-Asset Strategy Index is an objective dynamic asset allocation strategy that follows a model based on a pre-defined set of rules operating on both macroeconomic and valuation metrics.
The S&P MILA Andean 40 is designed to measure the performance of the 40 largest and most liquid stocks in the Andean region (Chile, Colombia, and Peru) trading on the Mercado Integrado Latinoamericano (MILA) platform, an integrated trading venture formed by the Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Perú stock exchanges.
The S&P Chile 15 Index is designed to measure the performance of the 15 largest and most liquid stocks domiciled in Chile and listed on the Bolsa de Santiago.
The S&P Global 1200 Financials index consists of all members of the S&P Global 1200 that are classified within the GICS® financials sector.
The S&P Global 1200 Materials index consists of all members of the S&P Global 1200 that are classified within the GICS® materials sector.