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About The Index Standard®

In today's market, over $15 trillion has been invested in more than three million indices. With increasing product complexity and growing pressure to meet compliance and fiduciary standards, how do investment professionals select the best products for their clients? What gives clients the confidence that their best interest is being represented? The Index Standard® provides unbiased index ratings and forecasts that broaden your understanding of indices, supporting investment decisions with precise facts and relevance to individual goals.

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