Index Innovation

Standard and Poor’s

Srikant Dash, S&P

As investor risk appetite slowly returned throughout 2009, Standard and Poor's (S&P) was able to offer innovative solutions to investor problems and provide the underlying for the best selling exchange-traded product (ETP) in the US last year.

The company's inventive approach to indexing led to the creation of the S&P 500 Vix Futures Index Series. The indexes were designed to meet demand from mainstream investors to access volatility. Until now Vix (the CBOE Volatility Index) has not been

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