CRSP Indexes Rank in ETFGI Update

According to ETFGI's latest global report, CRSP ranks fifth with over $210 billion of ETF assets linked to the CRSP US Equity Index benchmarks. See the list of the top 20 index providers below. You can also view the types of funds tracking CRSP indexes here

90 Years of Asset Returns in 30 Seconds

CRSP partners with Investments Illustrated, the leading financial illustration firm, to present a series of charts on long-run risk and return performance. The 1926 starting point for historical data is a result of the initial study by Chicago Booth Professors Jim Lorie and Larry Fisher found in their seminal research paper Rates of Return on Investments in Common Stock. More information about the development of CRSP can found here.

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Release Notes Most Viewed Guides CRSP in Action

Includes data definitions, calculations, methodologies, and more.

Includes data definitions, link information, access functions, and cross reference information

Access tools and programming libraries for the CRSP US Stock & US Index Databases and CRSP/Compustat Merged databases.

Includes installation, data access, and tool usage

Stockpicking Is Dying Because There Are No More Stocks to Pick

Wall Street Journal

In less than two decades, more than half of all publicly traded companies have disappeared. (Note: requires subscription)

Vanguard Insights for Financial Advisors

ETF Perspectives

In the world of index providers, the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), located in The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is no longer a hidden gem.

Digging Deeper When Measuring Diversification


An index fund that follows a well-constructed benchmark and levies a low fee is usually a winning proposition. Market-cap-weighted indexes are particularly attractive, given that they outsource the work of price discovery to active market participants and tend to have low turnover.


Second Quarter CRSP Indexes Fact Sheets

The most recent fact sheets for the CRSP Indexes are now available. Our capitalization-based, industry sector, and style indexes utilize leading edge methodology in order to capture true market depth and evolution. As of June 30, 2017, more than $1 trillion were linked to these indexes.

Methodology Guide Updated December 2016

The CRSP U.S. Equity Indexes Methodology Guide has been updated to reflect methodology refinements that will be effective after the March 2017 reconstitution. The guide also reflects transitional reconstitution, which will be implemented with the September 2017 ranking. The technical notice summarizes these refinements.