KBW Indexes

Offering investors the purest targeted exposure to each individual financial sector

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  • Asset Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • RIAs
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Nasdaq Global Indexes and Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW) have partnered to enhance KBW’s industry-leading family of financial indexes.

The KBW Nasdaq indexes will offer investors the purest targeted exposure to each individual financial sector. The targeted sectors include banking, asset management, broker/dealer, insurance, equity REITs and mortgage finance: 

  • KBW Nasdaq Bank Index (BKX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Regional Banking Index (KRX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Capital Markets Index (KSX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Insurance Index (KIX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Index (KPX
  • KBW Nasdaq Premium Yield Eq. REIT Index (KYX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (KDX)
  • KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Net Total Return Index (GBKXN
  • KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index (KFTX

The indexes are currently the basis for seven ETFs offering investors access to key financial sub-sectors, including:

Fund Name Index Name ETF Ticker
PowerShares KBW Bank Porftolio KBW Nasdaq Bank Index KBWB
PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Capital Markets Index KBWC
PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Insurance Index KBWI
PowerShares KBW Regional banking Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Regional Banking Index KBWR
PowerShares KBW Property and Casualty Insurance Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Property & Casualty Index KBWP
PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index KBWD
PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio KBW Nasdaq Premium Yield Eq. REIT Index KBWY

There are a number of outside influences impacting the financial sector - such as the potential of rising interest rates and increased regulatory scrutiny - and the KBW Nasdaq products offer investors specific ways to play or hedge against the sector.

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