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S&P DJI establishes EU authorised benchmark administrator in Amsterdam

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:50

The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) has granted S&P DJI Netherlands (S&P DJI BV) authorisation as a regulated Dutch benchmark administrator, under the EU benchmark regulation. »

Timo Pfeiffer, Solactive

Solactive launches Sharing Economy Index

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:23

Solactive has launched the Solactive Sharing Economy Index which tracks companies active in the Sharing Economy, and other modern economies such as on-demand and subscription.   »

Jason Leung, Cumberland

MV Index Solutions launches Bitcoin US OTC Spot Index

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 08:49

MV Index Solutions has launched the MVIS Bitcoin US OTC Spot Index (MVBTCO), which is the first bitcoin index based on US price feeds from established OTC digital asset trading operations.   »

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Natixis and Loomis Sayles launch Asset Selector Equity Rotation Index

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 18:33

Natixis has entered into a licensing agreement with Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, to launch the Loomis Sayles Asset Selector Equity Rotation Index (LASER). »

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MSCI to rename real estate indexes and benchmarks

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 09:40

MSCI, a provider of research-based indexes and analytics, is to rename all IPD indexes and benchmarks as the MSCI Private Real Assets Indexes, effective 8 December, 2018 to mirror changes in investors’ portfolios. »

Jamie Farmer, Dow Jones Indices

Axioma and S&P Dow Jones Indices partner to accelerate innovation in factor indices

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:24

Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is to collaborate with Axioma, a provider of enterprise market risk and portfolio analytics solutions, to develop optimised factor-based strategy indices. »

Timmo Pfeiffer, Solactive

Deutsche issues China Consumer Index Certificate

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:02

Deutsche Bank has issued the Solactive China Consumer Index Certificate based on the Solactive China Consumer Index which is targeted at investors who seek the ability to participate in the growth of retail sales in China. »

Kenneth Froot, State Street

Investor confidence down by 3.4 points in October, says State Street

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 10:30

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 84.4 in October, down 3.4 points from September’s revised reading of 87.8. »

Rohtas Handa, MPI

MPI launches target volatility indices for hedge fund trackers

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:41

March this year saw Markov Processes International (MPI) launch hedge fund indices with data from BarclayHedge. The MPI Hedge Fund Indices were designed to deliver performance benchmarks by pairing monthly hedge fund indices with daily tracker indices comprised of liquid securities that enable daily monitoring of hedge fund performance and risk. »

Mark Carver, MSCI

MSCI launches FaCS to bring clarity to factor investing

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 15:16

Mark Carver, executive director, head of Factor Index Products, MSCI spoke at the recent Inside ETFs conference in London on the launch of the firm’s MSCI FaCS and Factor Box, designed to bring clarity to the confusion of smart beta. »

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