S&P Dow Jones Indices offers a wide range of sophisticated, off-the-shelf solutions designed to balance risk and return through the convenience of a single index.


Why Multi-Asset?

Our multi-asset indices are designed to track strategies that address specific investor goals including:

Managing Volatility
Risk control overlays allow indices to dynamically rebalance to maintain a target volatility level using cash, Treasuries, or synthetic put positions.
Absolute Return
Diversification and precise balancing among multiple asset classes can align with strategies seeking to achieve positive returns across market environments.
Inflation Hedging
The performance of commodities and TIPS may correlate with increases in inflation, making them potential inflation hedges when added to equities or bonds.
Retirement
Total-portfolio solutions rebalance automatically based on expected retirement date.
Sustainability Outcomes
It’s now possible to express ESG viewpoints across equities, bonds, and more.

We understand that investors often aren’t choosing between different asset classes—they’re looking to combine them efficiently to meet their objectives.

Income
Balancing equities with bonds may result in added income potential.


In the Spotlight

  • S&P MAESTRO 5

    S&P MAESTRO 5

    The S&P MAESTRO 5 index is a diversified, multi-asset and multi-factor risk parity strategy designed to provide downside protection and upside potential through a wide range of market conditions. Its rules-based, dynamic methodology aims to allocate risk equally among its diverse mix of equities, fixed income, commodities, and VIX® futures.

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  • S&P 500 Futures Defined Volatility Indices

    S&P 500 Futures Defined Volatility Indices

    The S&P 500® Futures Defined Volatility Index Series seeks to measure the performance of dynamic rules-based strategies that track the S&P 500 via the underlying S&P 500 Futures (3-Day Roll) Index. The indices are designed to maintain a pre-defined level of volatility by applying leverage, which is calculated based on the current weekly implied volatility of the S&P 500.

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  • S&P PRISM Index

    S&P PRISM Index

    PRISM™ is an index-based solution intended to provide multi-asset diversification within a simple risk-weighting framework. Constructed as an index of indices, it measures the performance of an inverse-risk-weighted basket of three component indices representing fixed income, equities, and commodities, after accounting for technical and fundamental indicators.

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Research & Insights

  • A Dynamic, Diverse, Multi-Asset Approach to ESG

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