In July 2012, S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indexes joined together to become the world's largest provider of financial market indices. Combined, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that help investors achieve their financial goals. Since the launch of the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896 and S&P 500 in 1957, the company has been a catalyst for some of the last century's most important financial innovations. Today, more assets are invested in products based on our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1 million indices covering a wide range of asset classes and strategies across the globe, the company continue to define the way investors measure and trade the markets.