ETF Changes: KBW Announces Third Quarter 2009 Rebalancing on Its Family of U.S. Indices

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September 16, 2009 5:45pm ETF BASIC NEWS

change(Business Wire)–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)

, today announced a quarterly rebalancing across its entire family of U.S. indices. The changes will be effective before markets open on Monday, September 21.

The KBW family of indices includes: KBW Bank Index (Index Symbol: (BKX)SM); KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Symbol: (KSX)SM); KBW Insurance Index (Index Symbol: (KIX)SM); KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Symbol: (KRX)SM), KBW Mortgage Finance Index (Index Symbol: (MFX)SM), KBW Property and Casualty Index (Index Symbol: (KPX)SM), KBW Premium Yield Equity REITs Index (Index Symbol: (KYX)SM), and KBW Global Financials (ex-U.S.) Index (Index Symbol: KGXSM).

The following KBW indices have tradable exchange traded funds: KBW Bank Index (Index Symbol: (BKX)SM, ETF Symbol KBESM); KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Symbol: (KSX)SM, ETF Symbol (KCE)SM); KBW Insurance Index (Index Symbol: (KIX)SM, ETF Symbol (KIE)SM); KBW Mortgage Finance Index (Index Symbol: (MFX)SM, ETF Symbol: (KME)SM), and KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Symbol: (KRX)SM, ETF Symbol: (KRE)SM).

About KBW

KBW, Inc. is the parent of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited and KBW Asset Management. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. is a full service investment bank specializing in the financial services industry. Founded in 1962, it is widely recognized as a leading authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking 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 for financial services companies.





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