S&P Sets Index Sights on the 'Stars'

Standard&Poor’s has launched two indexes providing investors with exposure to the top stock picks of Standard&Poor’s Equity Research analysts in Europe and the United States.

Lipper Makes Changes to Fund Rating System

Lipper, Inc. announced changes to its global Lipper Leader rating system that it says will create a more flexible and marketing friendly set of icons that better suit the marketing needs of fund companies.

S&P Adds to Global Thematic Indexes

Standard&Poor’s has added the S&P Global Timber&Forestry Index, S&P Global Nuclear Energy Index, and S&P Global Alternative Energy Index to the group of S&P Global Thematic Indices.

Institutional Investors Ramping Up Soft Dollar Allocations

Institutional investors have revived their use of commission payments for “soft dollar″ allocations, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seems to have backed off its push to dramatically overhaul the rules governing such payments, according to recent research by Greenwich Associates.