Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

MarketGrader appoints Prestbo as senior adviser to Barron’s 400 Index


MarketGrader Capital has appointed John Prestbo, a guiding force behind the Dow Jones Indexes, as a senior adviser to assist in the growth and development of the Barron’s 400 Index.

Prestbo (pictured) will bring his expertise to MarketGrader’s plans to establish greater prominence to the Barron’s 400 Index, which was jointly developed by Barron’s and MarketGrader.
Since its inception in 2007, the Barron’s 400 Index has generally outperformed other major US stock indexes. Earlier this year, ALPS Advisors filed with the SEC seeking permission to create a passively managed ETF based on the index.
“We are delighted to have John Prestbo’s expertise and wisdom at hand as we bring investor attention to the Barron’s 400 Index, which provides a key reflection of how many of the best public companies in America are doing,” says Carlos Diez, MarketGrader Capital chief executive.
Prestbo will also write a frequent column, the “Barron’s 400 Diary,” about the performance, composition and characteristics of the index, or B400, including insights the index provides for the stock market in general.
Prestbo is a long-time veteran of Dow Jones & Co, and joined the company’s Wall Street Journal in 1964 as a reporter. He recently retired as editor and executive director of Dow Jones Indexes, which is now part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. He has appeared regularly on CNBC and Fox Business shows.
"I worked on the development of the Barron’s 400 Index when I was with DJ Indexes, and from the beginning I was impressed with the rigour that MarketGrader brought to selecting its components,” says Prestbo. “Now I’m pleased to lend a hand in heightening awareness of the index and demonstrating how useful it can be to investors of all sizes."

Latest News

Tradeweb reports the following data derived from trading activity on the Tradeweb Markets institutional European- and US-listed ETF platforms...
iShares writes that its assets under management have reached USD4 trillion. The firm says this comes off the back of..
BlackRock projects that global active ETF assets under management (AUM) will quadruple to USD4 trillion by 2030, from USD900 billion..
HANetf has announced the launch of Exchange-Traded Europe, a new quarterly review including new data, trends, and analysis of the..

Related Articles

Chris Lo, Columbia Threadneedle
In a recent insight on India by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the firm reports that the country’s economic reforms, which aim...
With an election on the horizon in the United States a group of ETFs is poised to capture investments on...
Robot worker
Qraft Technologies, based in South Korea, specialises in the use of AI in security selection and portfolio construction....
Andrea Busi, Directa SIM
Romain Thomas talks to Andrea Busi (pictured), CEO of Directa SIM, who explains why the online trading platform has just...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by