The Case for Passive Investing

Especially in today’s uncertain markets, how can advisors make allocation decisions designed to mitigate risk without sacrificing returns for their clients? S&P Dow Jones Indices offers some of the best-known, universally trusted and widely licensed indices backed by tools and information advisors need to evaluate their choices in both passive and active investing.

Read on to learn more about index-based solutions all advisors should understand, find out how you can use them in your practice, and uncover a wealth of resources on passive investing.


Today’s Key Strategies from a Practitioner’s Point of View

  • Using S&P 500 ESG to Reinforce Core and Manage Risk

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  • Budgeting for Risk with Factors

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  • How is SPIVA Data Informing Advisor Allocations?

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  • Transforming an Advisor Practice from Mutual Funds to ETFs

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  • The Active Manager’s Conundrum

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  • S&P Composite 1500: An Efficient Measure of the U.S. Equity Market

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  • FA Talks: Managing Retirement Hazards with Managed Indexing

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  • FA Talks: A Practitioner’s Guide to Accessing Next Gen Sectors with AI

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  • S&P Global BMI: Cornerstone of Global Markets

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Advisor Tools

  • Index Analytics

    Access monthly index levels and metrics that provide insight into an index’s performance.

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  • Canada-Listed ETFs

    View a comprehensive list of Canada-Listed ETFs built on S&P DJI indices.

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  • Factor Allocator

    Analyze, build, deconstruct, and replicate simulated portfolios based on S&P Factor Indices.

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Trending Topics

Discover an array of research, commentary and education on the themes that interest today’s investors.
  • U.S. Core

    Large-caps, mid-caps and small-caps for the basis of portfolios

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  • ESG

    Core ESG, climate-focused and thematic approaches

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  • Factors

    Quality, value, momentum and more

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  • Sectors

    Sector and industry slices of U.S. and global markets

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  • Dividends

    Dividend strategies for a range of objectives

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Canadian ETF Masterclass: Building a More Resilient Core

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This year's mix of volatility and prolonged uncertainty underscores the importance of building a resilient core. As investors look to prepare portfolios for 2021, how could more strategic building blocks offer protection from the unforeseen without sacrificing access to opportunity?


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Travis Robinson
Travis Robinson
Senior Director, Head of Canada