Standard & Poor’s indices are used regularly as the basis for a wide range of financial instruments, which is why some investors, asset managers and financial institutions choose to license one or more of Standard & Poor’s well known indices.
Licensing Standard & Poor’s indices allows an organization to track the performance of publicly-available securities or develop benchmarks for an actively-managed portfolio. For example, Standard & Poor’s indices are currently licensed for use by entities that track:
- Annuities and Insurance Products
- Indexed Funds
- Structured Products
- Guaranteed Funds and Structured Products in Europe and Asia
Standard & Poor’s maintains more than 550 license agreements with major financial institutions around the world by offering global licenses that encompass all Standard & Poor’s index offerings by an institution, as well as licenses for single transactions.
Standard & Poor’s offers a wide range of index products that provide current and historical data on individual securities in the U.S. and globally, including emerging markets. These products are designed for clients who require consistent measures of capital market performances and who want underlying data on component securities.
Investors, asset managers and financial institutions use Standard & Poor’s Index Data Products to measure equity market movements at all levels of detail and sophistication. Users can choose data packages that best meet their needs. Data packages are available for the global, country, regional, sectors and style index levels. Index constituent data includes company names, identifiers, market capitalization, weights, prices and style scores.
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