Index innovation of the year: S&P Dow Jones Indices

Index innovation of the year

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Volatility has become a dominating feature in equity markets during the last year and investors have set their eyes on a range of other asset classes, with fixed income a clear favourite. S&P Dow Jones Indices picked up on that sentiment and in November 2012 created the S&P Pan Asia Low Volatility Index, which measures the performance of the 50 least volatile stocks in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. In the same month, JP Morgan laun

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