Series to Include U.S. Large- , Mid- , and Small-Cap Indexes
Based on LSP Partners’ Proprietary Investment Strategy
Inaugural Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Equal Sector U.S. Large-Cap 50 Index Launched in January
NEW YORK (May 17, 2012) — Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the expansion of the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Index family to include three new size-segment indexes:
- Dow Jones LSP Position SizingU.S.Large-Cap 250 Index
- Dow Jones LSP Position SizingU.S.Mid-Cap 250 Index
- Dow Jones LSP Position SizingU.S.Small-Cap 250 Index
The Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Indexes are quantitative-strategy gauges based on a proprietary quantitative algorithm created by the risk-management-research consulting firm LSP Partners LLC. The new size-segment indexes supplement the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Equal Sector U.S. Large-Cap 50 Index, which launched in January.
Indexes in the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Index family take a dynamic approach to measuring stocks by allocating index-component weights between an equity segment and a cash segment represented by Treasury Bills. The allocation between the two segments is determined by a rules-based application of the Leverage Space Portfolio strategy, or LSP, which seeks to maximize the probability of positive performance, rather than seeking to maximize performance, by employing a risk-control process focused on drawdown management.
“The market volatility over the past several years seems to have increased market risk sensitivities,” said Michael A. Petronella, President,Dow Jones Indexes. “The indexes launched today are designed to offer the flexibility to track multiple segments of theU.S. market using tools that seek to dynamically account for stock-price fluctuations.”
The three new indexes apply the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Index methodology to the large-, mid- and small-cap segments of the U.S.market. The equity component of each index consists of the 250 largest stocks selected from the respective size-segment index within the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index family. Detailed descriptions of the indexes’ construction, calculation and maintenance procedures are provided in the index methodology documents at www.djindexes.com/positionsizing.
All indexes in the Dow Jones LSP Position Sizing Index series are available for licensing as the basis of both passive and active investment funds, including exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and institutional accounts globally.