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), announces the following change:
Effective prior to the opening of business on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Validus Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: VR), a member of the KBW Property & Casualty Index (KPX SM), will undergo an increase in shares due to the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, SA (NYSE: FSR).
The KBW indices have ten tradable exchange-traded funds licensed: KBW Bank Index (Index Ticker: BKX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWB SM); KBW Capital Markets Index (Index Ticker: KSX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWC SM); KBW Insurance Index (Index Ticker: KIX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWI SM); KBW Regional Banking Index (Index Ticker: KRX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWR SM, KRS SM, KRU SM); KBW Financial Sector Dividend Yield Index (Index Ticker: KDX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWD SM); KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Index (Index Ticker: KYX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWY SM); KBW Property and Casualty Insurance Index (Index Ticker: KPX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWP SM); and KBW Global (Ex. U.S.) Financial Sector Index (Index Ticker: KGX SM, ETF Ticker: KBWX SM).
About KBWKBW, 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. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, KBW has established itself as a leading independent authority in the banking, insurance, brokerage, asset management, mortgage banking, real estate, and specialty finance sectors. Founded in 1962, the firm maintains 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 companies.
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