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Nasdaq Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971, when we launched the Nasdaq Composite (COMP), most commonly referred to by the media as ‘The Nasdaq.’

Today, our offering includes more than 40,000 indexes spanning geographies and asset classes. Our diverse families include Global Equity, Dividend and Income (includes Nasdaq Dividend AchieversTM), Fixed Income (includes BulletShares®), Green Economy, Europe, Commodity, Sharia Indexes and a suite of Smart Beta strategies. We continuously strive to broaden our offerings and in 2015, we acquired Dorsey Wright and Associates (DWA).

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Global Indexes Leadership

Robert HughesRobert J. Hughes, Vice President/Head of Index and Advisor Solutions , Nasdaq Global Indexes 

Rob Hughes is responsible for managing and developing the Nasdaq Global Index business across the index licensing, benchmarking and custom calculation segments. Rob works with his team in the U.S., Europe and Asia to devise strategies and create business opportunities for current and prospective Nasdaq clients. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Rob served as a Director for the Independent Research Network (IRN), a joint venture co-owned by The Nasdaq Stock Market® and Reuters. The IRN was developed to provide small and micro-cap companies access to broker quality independent research. Rob has worked in the financial sector his entire career. He spent more than a decade in Investors Relations and was also employed with Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor. Hughes received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and was a Monogram winner for the university’s nationally-renowned football team.

Dave GedeonDave Gedeon, Vice President, Product Management 

Dave Gedeon is responsible for the index product management, development and research of Nasdaq Global Indexes, a leading global index provider that calculates more than 40,000 indexes spanning all major asset classes and geographies. Under Dave’s direction, Nasdaq has launched thousands of indexes resulting in both innovative benchmarks and index-tracking products. Notable launches include the Nasdaq U.S. All Market Family, the Nasdaq Multi-Asset Family, and the Nasdaq Commodity Index Family. Gedeon was also instrumental in leading the expansion of the Nasdaq Dividend AchieversTM brand. Dave holds a B.A. in economics from Denison University.

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