New Indices and Other Initiatives
The Global Index Group continued to harmonize its European index offering, in which the AEX-Index® was converted from a fixed divisor basket index to a floating divisor portfolio index. Additionally, corporate action rules were further harmonized removing inconsistencies among the country indices. As of December, both net and gross total return index levels are available for the European country indices.
At the end of 2010, the total number of warrant & certificate products and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) linked to NYSE Euronext’s European Indices increased 38% and 18%, respectively. New issuers of ETFs launched on the Global Index Group European Indices included ComStage with ETFs based on the CAC 40® and PSI 20® and ESAF® on the NYSE Euronext Iberian Index®.
NYSE LIFFE options and futures products on NYSE Euronext’s European Indices also posted strong results, with the average daily volume for options and futures on the AEX, CAC 40 and PSI 20 increasing by 6% in 2010.
In the U.S., ETFs tied to NYSE and NYSE Arca branded indices reached over $470 million in assets under management during 2010. NYSE Amex option trading based on the NYSE Arca indices grew 524% in 2010, largely in part from the increase in activity surrounding the NYSE Arca Mini-Oil Index™, which is 1/20 the value of the NYSE Arca Oil Index™ (XOI).
Highlights of Index Performance
The NYSE Composite Index® gained 10.84% while the NYSE Amex Composite Index® was up 21.01%. The NYSE Arca Junior Gold BUGS™ and NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index™ returned 57.82% and 33.94% respectively. The NYSE Arca Pharmaceutical Index™ was the only NYSE Arca index to have a negative return in 2010, losing only 1.03%.
The Intellidex and Strataquant index families had a positive year, averaging 22.46% and 22.27% respectively across the entire index family.
The new index calculation system leverages NYSE Euronext’s premier technology teams, internally sourced market data and Thomson Reuters market data to provide customers with expanded coverage of international equities, futures, commodities, fixed income and U.S. Treasuries.
NYSE Euronext Global Index Service Feed – The Global Index Feed or “GIF” enables NYSE Euronext to publish an expanded array of index and ETF related data. Additional capabilities allow for dissemination of proprietary indices and non-NYSE Euronext branded indices, index/portfolio values for listed and non-listed products, increased publication frequency with sub-second calculation publication where warranted. Subscribers can connect directly to the feed and can contact the Global Data Products Group for more information.
The full report can be retrieved using this link or http://www.euronext.com/fic/000/061/715/617157.pdf
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