William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Award Winners Announced

Brian Bruce, editor of The Journal of Index Investing, presents winners at Global Indexing & ETFs

Information Management Network (IMN) and The Journal of Index Investing have announced the winners of the 2012 William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards during the Global Indexing & ETFs conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes the most accomplished innovators and practitioners in the indexing industry.

David M. Blitzer is managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices with overall responsibility for index security selection, as well as index analysis and management. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Index Committee, Dr. Blitzer was Standard & Poor's Chief Economist. Before joining Standard & Poor's, he was Corporate Economist at The McGraw-Hill Companies, S&P Dow Jones Indices' parent corporation.

The Journal of Index Investing Paper of the Year:

WINNER: (R)evolution of Indexing Methods: Why Was Diversification Forgotten?, Summer 2012, by Patrick Gander, Daniel Leveau, and Thomas Pfiffner

Institutional Investor Journals Paper of the Year:

WINNER: Rebalancing and the Value Effect, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Summer 2012, by Robert D. Arnott and Denis B. Chaves

Indexing Product of the Year:

WINNER: S&P 500 Low Volatility

Indexing Innovation of the Year:

WINNER: Citi RAFI Sovereign Bond Index Series

ETF Product of the Year:

WINNER: SPLV Powershares S&P 500

ETF Innovation of the Year:

WINNER: Horizons Morningstar Hedge Fund Index ETF

Information Management Network (IMN), founded in 1994, is a global organizer of institutional finance & investment and healthcare IT conferences. In 2004 the business was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, a UK company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The Investment Management division of IMN produces industry leading educational and networking forums for institutional Investors. Specifically our events cater to Index & ETF Investing, Public Funds, Foundations & Endowments, Alternative Investments, Securities Lending and Distressed Investing professionals. The flagship event for this division is the Global Indexing & ETFs, formerly the Super Bowl of Indexing, the industry's most prestigious event which attracts over 700 investment professionals.
Hallmarks of an IMN conference are a quality and rigorously vetted speaking faculty, interactive panel discussion and a balanced audience composition which facilitates excellent networking opportunities.

An upcoming conference schedule can be found by visiting www.imn.org/im

The Journal of Index Investing brings you the latest innovations in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), indexes and mutual funds, offering practical, rigorous research and analysis on products, sector allocation and investment strategies.
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• Optimize investment prospects
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