Economic Index Associates (EIA) is a developer and licensor of innovative benchmark and investable indexes.
EIA provides its licensees and data subscribers with: i) index data, constituent and IFED rankings data; and ii) a powerful IFED Portfolio Wizard tool to customize and back-test new indexes and investment strategies.
EIA has pioneered the concept of economic indexing, which involves the academically researched and validated impact of Federal Reserve and central bank policy decisions on asset pricing.
EIA's patent pending Invest with the Fed (IFED) index methodology identifies specific monetary policy trends and combines them with key financial metrics to create index portfolios that offer consistent superior risk-adjusted returns.
The IFED index methodology overcomes many of the deficiencies of smart beta and factor based active strategies that are static in nature and result in being in or out of favor. Instead, IFED indexes are always “in favor” because of their ability to adjust to the current monetary policy settings.
EIA’s IFED indexes are active strategies that are designed to be replicable, investable, rules-based and transparent.
The IFED indexes are ideally suited to provide: the basis for index-linked products; and, an overlay and screening process to improve the risk and return characteristics of actively managed portfolios.
EIA also rates securities based on its IFED methodology and calculates benchmark indexes for each ratings category.