Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos and S&P Dow Jones Indices and Launch Argentinian Market’s First Sector Indices

Novedades BYMA

Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (“BYMA”) and S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) have launched nine sector indices representing the local Argentinian markets.


These new sector indices are the first of their kind in Argentina and will provide a critical benchmarking tool for the domestic and international investment community.

The indices include stocks that are a part of the S&P/BYMA Argentina General Index representing key areas of the Argentinian economy:

  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Energy (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Materials (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Industrials (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Consumer Discretionary (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Consumer Staples (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Financials (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Communication Services (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Utilities (Sector) Index (ARS)
  • S&P/BYMA Argentina General Real Estate (Sector) Index (ARS)

Based on the international GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) classification system that categorizes businesses by sector and industry, the new sector indices are the latest development in S&P DJI’s collaboration with BYMA to create relevant and useful indices for domestic and international market participants.

“We are very excited of our relationship with BYMA which is allowing us to create tools to help in the development of the capital markets” said Silvia Kitchener, Director of Product Management for S&P DJI. “As the Argentinian equity markets grow, these new sector indices will allow investors and analysts to focus on specific areas of the market for the first time.”

“We are proud to announce this launch, which brings us closer to the level of the most developed capital markets in the world,” said Ernesto Allaria, President of BYMA. “The sector indices will provide valuable information for the analysis and tracking of the different economic sectors. They will help contribute to transparency and open up new possibilities for all market participants, especially in the asset management industry.”

The sector índices will join S&P DJI’s existing family of índices in Argentina which includes the S&P/BYMA Argentina General, the S&P Merval and the S&P Merval Argentina. For full fact sheets and methodologies, open this link.



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