Can Morningstar's decision to make more than 100 benchmarks available free of charge shake up the index licensing business?
This week, Max highlights one worthy recipient and two worthy seekers of expansion funding.
The not-for-profit index provider faces a choice of how to make its indexes more valuable for users.
Fees aren't immoral or unethical... mostly.
Infront will roll out the indexes to more than 12,00 clients, free of charge.
The non-profit index provider is driven by donations from industry participants wanting specific types of indexes.
Not-for-profit index provider the Freedom Index Company is seeking partners to distribute its free-of-charge indexes, in a bid to grow its customer base among the asset management community.
As index use has grown, so have the ways in which entrenched index providers are extracting revenues from licensing their indexes and underlying data. But with cost still a key concern, with the popularity of exchange-traded funds growing, and with…
Though there are almost a hundred mainstream index providers in the industry today, the market remains dominated by a small and elite group of providers—MSCI, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Russell Indexes and FTSE Group. With the industry clamoring for change…
Startup not-for-profit index provider the Freedom Index Company-which launched last year to offer free and independent indexes to the asset management community-is planning to add Australian indexes to its family of free-of-charge products, and is now…