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Q1 2023

A look at GICS® sector revisions in 2023

An overview of March 2023 revisions to the GICS® sector/industry definitions and their potential implications for sector-based investing.

Q4 2020

Choosing sectors over style: seeking alpha within U.S. equities

Growth and Value style allocation is widely utilized, but, in our view, active sector allocation offers the potential for greater and more consistent excess return.

Q3 2018

Introducing the communication services sector

At the end of September 2018, Standard & Poor’s and MSCI reorganized their Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) to create a new “Communication Services Sector.”

Q1 2018

Equity ETFs and their impacts on equity markets

How ETFs are impacting markets and the underlying individual securities held by ETFs

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