After 25 years of calculating a family of Australian bond indexes, Swiss investment bank UBS has sold the indexes─including the benchmark UBS Composite Bond Index─to data giant Bloomberg.
Under the handover, Bloomberg will now price the indexes using its evaluated pricing capabilities, and will calculate and publish the indexes on a daily basis over multiple platforms besides Bloomberg services.
"There is a clear and necessary shift towards independent indexing and greater transparency in global fixed income benchmarks," says Srikant Dash, head of Bloomberg Indexes, adding that the vendor is committed to providing a "seamless transition" for clients of the indexes. "This acquisition provides true independence to an index family used extensively by institutional investors and asset managers."
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