NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full-service, boutique investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (SF), announces the following changes:
Effective prior to the opening of business on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the following member changes will occur:
KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Ticker: KSXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWCSM)
- Removing NYSE Euronext (NYX), due to the expected closing of the acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (ICE); and
- Replacing NYX with BlackRock, Inc. (BLK).
In addition, shares of ICE, a member of the KSX, are expected to increase due to the expected closing of the above merger transaction. The share change will also be effective prior to the open of business on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
The KBW indices have ten tradable exchange-traded funds licensed: KBW Bank Index (Index Ticker: BKXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWBSM); KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Ticker: KSXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWCSM); KBW Insurance Index (Index Ticker: KIXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWISM); KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Ticker: KRXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWRSM, KRSSM, KRUSM); KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (Index Ticker: KDXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWDSM); KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Index (Index Ticker: KYXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWYSM); KBW Property and Casualty Insurance Index (Index Ticker: KPXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWPSM); and KBW Global (Ex. U.S.) Financial Sector Index (Index Ticker: KGXSM, ETF Ticker: KBWXSM).
KBW LLC, a Stifel company, operates in the U.S. and Europe through its broker dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited. Over the years, KBW has established itself as a leading independent authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking and specialty finance sectors. Founded in 1962, the firm maintains industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as sales and trading in equities securities of financial services companies.
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Mike Gelormino, 212-909-4780