In July 2012, S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indexes joined together to become the world's largest provider of financial market indices. Combined, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that help investors achieve their financial goals. Since the launch of the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average® in 1896 and S&P 500® in 1957, we've been a catalyst for some of the last century's most important financial innovations. Today, more assets are invested in products based on our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1 million indices covering a wide range of asset classes and strategies across the globe, we continue to define the way investors measure and trade the markets.
S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is a joint venture of S&P Global the controlling member, and CME Group Inc. S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. CME (NASDAQ: CME), the minority stakeholder, is a licensee of S&P DJI indices, as well as a data vendor. As a licensee, CME and affiliates may independently issue, trade and/or sponsor financial products linked to the performance of S&P DJI indices, which may be similar and competitive with products issued or sponsored by other S&P DJI licensees. CME's trading activity may affect the value of the index and any other financial products linked to it. More information on S&P DJI is available on EDGAR by searching CIK# 0000064040.
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