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HKEX licenses Hang Seng Index and Hang Seng China Enterprises Index as basis for Futures

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 08:00

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (‘Hang Seng Indexes’) announced it has licensed the Total Return Index (TRI) Series of the Hang Seng Index and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) to serve as underlying indexes for the creation of four index futures. »

Ken Froot, State Street

Investor confidence down by 5.7 points in September

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:42

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 88.3 in September, down 5.7 points from August’s revised reading of 94.0. Confidence among North American investors further declined, with the North American ICI decreasing from 92.0 to 84.5. »

Ken Froot, State Street

Investor Confidence declined by 7.4 points in August to 94.3

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 10:06

The State Street Global Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 94.3 in August, down 7.4 points from July’s revised reading of 101.7. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

Investors favour risk aversion and turn to safe haven assets

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 17:53

CFA UK’s latest Valuations Index, which measures investors’ perceptions of the value of equities, bonds and gold, indicates a risk-off mentality amongst investors in Q2 2018, with those polled seeing most value in safe haven assets. »

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Optimal Asset Management launches direct indexing services through Factor Allocator platform

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 18:16

Optimal Asset Management has launched a direct indexing service for institutional investors and investment advisors. The indices available for direct indexing are S&P Dow Jones Indices’ flagship S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400, S&P SmallCap 600 and select factor indices. »

Ruggero Gramatica, Yewno

Yewno partners with STOXX to launch blockchain index

Mon, 20/08/2018 - 08:32

Yewno, a provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions in the financial sector, has partnered with STOXX to launch the iSTOXX Yewno Developed Markets Blockchain Index. »

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Bitwise launches three new indexes and establishes new advisory board

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 10:57

Bitwise Index Services, a subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management, creator of a cryptocurrency index fund, has launched three additional indexes covering the mid-cap, small-cap, and total-market segments of the cryptoasset market. »

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Vienna Stock Exchange distributes crypto index of LIMEYARD & Decentriq

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 10:52

The Vienna Stock Exchange is now distributing the first crypto index calculated by the LIMEYARD joint venture in cooperation with Decentriq, a specialist in distributed ledger technology. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

HFR launches risk premia indices

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 10:15

HFR has launched the HFR Bank Systematic Risk Premia Indices, a family of indices including 40 which are ‘efficiently delineated along a nested matrix of established risk premia asset type and strategy’. »

Will Bloomberg’s index become the first provider to include Chinese bonds?

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 13:01

Holger Mertens, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Credit and Chia Woon Khien, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income at Nikko Asset Management examine the future for Chinese bonds in major indices…  »

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