By Roberto Lazzarotto, Global Head of Sales at STOXX.
STOXX Ltd. has been named ‘Most Innovative Index Provider’ by etfexpress for an eighth year, a mention awarded by readers of the digital news publisher.
We are particularly honored with the endorsement as innovation has been the driving engine for everything we do at STOXX. The last two years have seen a succession of new products that cement our company’s role as an Intelligent Investments Factory, a hub where smart design meets the best data to take indexing capabilities into new domains.
We have aimed to produce targeted and customized indices that help the specific needs of institutional investors and that keep the transparent and rules-based methodology that has characterized STOXX since the beginning.
In January, we introduced the STOXX® AI Global Artificial Intelligence Index, the first thematic index that uses computer science to track companies that are investing the most in artificial intelligence. Like many of our cutting-edge products, the AI index was enabled by an open-architecture policy where we have partnered up with the best data providers in each field.
Other innovative launches include indices following factor-based, thematic and multi-asset strategies. They build upon the success of our traditional benchmark and sustainability-themed indices, as well as of the popular Select Diversification Solutions that have helped restore the attractiveness of structured products by lowering the cost of hedging.
But we never rest at STOXX. We are constantly looking forward to designing high value-added strategies for the financial industry and are very excited about upcoming concepts.
We are encouraged by the acknowledgements we receive as we continue the path forward. With more and deeper ‘big data,’ multiple interconnection and intelligent mechanisms, the possibilities of indexing couldn’t look more exciting.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.