Data without structure is only numbers.
Our data empowers clients to identify, classify, and analyze financial products better than ever before.
Syntax brings a unique perspective to investment management analytics and processes. Drawing on proprietary methodologies derived from the biotech industry, we define the DNA of companies and investment portfolios with pinpoint clarity. Through its financial analysis platform, Affinity, and its financial indices, Syntax empowers investors to meet their investment objectives with precision and accuracy.
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Syntax’s suite of over 600 sector-based indices tracks market performance using groups from its proprietary FIS classification system that range from broad top-level sectors to granular business segments and activities within a sub-industry.Learn More
Syntax has developed its own proprietary set of up-to-date Benchmark Indices that mirror the performance of the commonly used benchmarks.Learn More
Stratified Weight Indices
Syntax's proprietary Stratified Weight Indices unravel the inefficiencies embedded in capitalization weighted indices to present an optimal solution for balancing risk and reward.Learn More
Using proprietary Affinity analytics, Syntax develops Thematic Indices that capture emerging and evolving market trends with pinpoint accuracy in a timely fashion.Learn More
Syntax works with a range of clients, including ETF issuers, institutions, and family offices to develop Custom Indices that precisely fit their needs.Learn More
Syntax uses a vast array of data and proprietary data sets to develop a growing range of ESG, SRI, and SDG Indices that reflect prevailing responsible investment goals.Learn More
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Index Insights: Stratified LargeCap Q4 and 2023 Review
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- The Stratified LargeCap Index (SYLC) returned 10.9% in Q4 vs. 11.7% for the S&P 500. SYLC realized outperformance in 16 of the 24 Level 2 sub-sectors relative to the S&P 500, but underperformed the S&P 500 due to its lower weight to tech stocks.
- 2023 was largely a reversal of 2022. The S&P 500 returned 26.3% for the year after a decline of 18.1% in 2022. SYLC returned 14.1% in 2023, underperforming the S&P 500 by 12.2 percentage points. In 2022, SYLC returned -8.8%, outperforming the S&P 500 by 9.3 percentage points.
- SYLC returned 4.1% and 10.4% annually over the past two and three years, respectively, outperforming the S&P 500 by 70 basis points over the past two years and 40 basis points over the past 3 years.
- The results are consistent with expectations as SYLC works well as a diversification strategy during market reversals, but not in momentum driven markets like the first half of 2023 where performance was driven by the “Magnificent Seven.”
Syntax Introduces Breakthrough Custom Direct Indexing Platform
Syntax LLC is a financial data and technology company that codifies business models. Syntax operates through three segments: Company Data, Wealth Technology, and Financial Indices. Using its patented FIS® technology inspired by systems sciences, the Company Data segment offers the most comprehensive, granular, and accurate product line revenue data available on the market. The Wealth Technology segment then uses this abundance of data to facilitate the instantaneous creation and ongoing management of direct indexing solutions and rules-based equity portfolios through a fully automated platform. The Financial Indices segment enables Syntax to deliver customized and proprietary indices, including core global benchmarks and micro- and macro-thematic, smart beta, defined outcome, and target volatility indices. These indices are foundational for a range of financial products, such as ETFs, UITs, and structured products.