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Vanguard Is Now Using Blockchain Technology To Help Manage $1.3 Trillion In Index Funds


Vanguard, the 44-year-old mutual giant famous for popularizing index investing, has completed one of the most noteworthy implementations of blockchain technology for a financial institution to date.

The Art (and Science) of Index Construction

Vanguard Blog for Institutional Investors

CRSP COO Dave Barclay weighs in on what makes a great index index on the Vanguard Blog for Institutional Investors.

The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple

The New York Times

Only 4 percent of all publicly traded stocks account for all of the net wealth earned by investors in the stock market since 1926.


What’s New At Chicago Booth? Plenty

Poets & Quants

In the 15 months since Madhav V. Rajan took over the deanship of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, Booth has won yet another Nobel Prize for a faculty member and landed in first place in U.S.

Keeping Tesla Shares May Not Be an Option for Some Big Funds

U.S. News

Elon Musk wants to take Tesla Inc private, but some of his big investors may not be able to follow. Most passive funds would have to drop Tesla if it were removed from stock indexes, experts said on Monday.

Latest Chicago Booth Review Features CRSP Board Members

Chicago Booth Review

The Chicago Booth Review recently spoke with CRSP Board member Douglas Diamond regarding lessons learned from the 2007-10 financial crisis and whether or not the ensuing regulation has made our economy less vulnerable to another crisis. In the “Footnotes” section of the magazine, CRSP Board Chairman Eugene Fama weighs in on market efficiency, active management, and corporate governance among other topics, and explains why investors shouldn’t buy hedge funds.

Gender in the Global Research Landscape

For this report, Elsevier drew on its expertise in mining the Scopus abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature to comprehensively evaluate two gender-based aspects of the global research enterprise: (1) the landscape of global researchers—their publication productivity, imp

The Investment Company Fact Book 57th Edition

This ICI publication continues to provide the public and policymakers with a comprehensive summary of ICI’s data and analysis.


CRSP Indexes US Market Update - September 2021

CRSP continues with its new monthly series for September 2021. To view the full report, click here.

CRSP Indexes US Market Update - August 2021

CRSP continues with its new monthly series for August 2021. To view the full report, click here.

CRSP Historical Custom Brokerage Index

Looking at the Security Brokers and Dealers historically by using CRSP US Stock Database to create a Brokerage Value-weighted index.

CRSP Research Data in Action - July 2021

In a paper “Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills?” Professor Hendrik Bessembinder shows, using CRSP historical data, that most of the wealth created by the stock market since 1926 can be accounted by just a few stocks throughout the history. In fact, as of December 2019 data, the top 50 companies have created over 40% of total wealth.

CRSP Indexes US Market Update - June 2021

CRSP continues with its new monthly series for June 2021. To view the full report, click here.

CRSP Indexes US Market Update - May 2021

CRSP continues with its new monthly series for May 2021. To view the full report, click here.

CRSP Indexes: 2020 in Review

As CRSP celebrates 10 years of Investable Indexes, we look back on a most extraordinary year in the financial industry. In reviewing the state of the CRSP Market Indexes (“CRSPMI”) product suite, we want to put 2020 into historical perspective, and the following is a summary of notable events which utilize those CRSPMI benchmarks that most accurately represent the market, as well as the various capitalization and style metrics.