KBW Announces Changes to KBW Capital
Markets Index (KSXSM)
March 30, 2011 05:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., a full-service investment bank
that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of KBW, Inc. (NYSE: KBW),
announced upcoming changes to the KBW Capital Markets Index (KSX).
Effective prior to the opening of business on Monday, April 4, 2011, optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
OXPS) will be deleted from the KSX due to its announced merger with Charles Schwab Corp. (NASDAQ:
SCHW). OXPS will be replaced by Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ).
The KBW indices have eleven tradable exchange-traded funds licensed; they are KBW Bank Index (Index Symbol:
BKXSM, ETF Symbol: KBESM); KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Symbol: KSXSM, ETF Symbol: KCESM);
KBW Insurance Index (Index Symbol: KIXSM, ETF Symbol: KIESM); KBW Mortgage Finance Index (Index
Symbol: MFXSM, ETF Symbol: KMESM); KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Symbol: KRXSM, ETF Symbol:
KRESM, KRSSM, KRUSM); KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (Index Symbol: KDXSM, ETF Symbol:
KBWDSM); KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Index (Index Symbol: KYXSM, ETF Symbol: KBWYSM); KBW
Property and Casualty Insurance Index (Index Symbol: KPXSM, ETF Symbol: KBWPSM); and KBW Global (Ex.
U.S.) Financial Sector Index (Index Symbol: KGXSM, ETF Symbol: KBWXSM).
KBW, Inc. operates in the U.S., Europe and Asia through its broker dealer subsidiaries, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods,
Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Asia Limited. It also offers asset
management services through KBW Asset Management, Inc. Founded in 1962, the firm is widely recognized as a
leading authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking, real estate and
specialty finance sectors. The firm has established industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate
finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as sales and trading in equities and debt securities of financial services
Neil Shapiro, 212-754-5423
Krista Eccleston, 212-754-5415