The S&P Risk Parity Indices seek to measure the performance of a multi-asset strategy that allocates risk equally among equity, fixed income, and commodities futures contracts. Within each asset class, the indices also maintain an equal risk exposure to each individual futures contract. The balanced risk contribution is designed to offer diversification that may reduce risk without sacrificing return across different economic cycles. The indices are also designed to serve as benchmarks for risk parity funds.
All information for an index prior to its Launch Date is hypothetical back-tested, not actual performance, based on the index methodology in effect on the Launch Date. Back-tested performance reflects application of an index methodology and selection of index constituents with the benefit of hindsight and knowledge of factors that may have positively affected its performance, cannot account for all financial risk that may affect results and may be considered to reflect survivor/look ahead bias. Actual returns may differ significantly from, and be lower than, back-tested returns. Past performance is not an indication or guarantee of future results. This back-tested data may have been created using a “Backward Data Assumption”. For more information on “Backward Data Assumption” and back-testing in general, please see the Performance Disclosure.