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FTSE, TMX Ally for Bond Index Biz

UK-based index provider FTSE and Canadian exchange operator TMX Group are setting up a joint index venture, dubbed FTSE TMX Debt Capital Markets, which will combine PC-Bond -- the fixed income index business of TMX's Datalinx information services division...

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 27 Feb 2013


Update: Nasdaq Merges Data, Index Divisions to Create $400M ‘Diversified’ Info Business

Nasdaq OMX’s decision to combine its Global Data Products and Global Index Group businesses into a single division will make it easier for the exchange to develop and distribute new products, while streamlining its operations and the way it approaches...

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 01 Feb 2013


2012 Review: Users Eye Internal Projects, Intelligence

Continued economic uncertainty and budget constraints led many firms to seek to leverage existing investments more and focus their efforts on new fees and policies from suppliers, such as CME Group’s 15 percent fee increase (IMD, Feb. 20), or FTSE’s...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Dec 2012


Opening Cross: When a Little Horizontal Spread Is a Good Thing

Who cares about Istanbul Menkul Kiymetler Borsasi and NYSE Liffe teaming up to offer futures and options based on the IMKB 30 Index? Well, apparently you should—because IMKB, aka the Istanbul Stock Exchange, certainly cares about you, and about attracting...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Dec 2012


FTSE, ASEA Ally for African Benchmark Indexes

Index provider FTSE has launched the FTSE ASEA Pan Africa Index Series, in partnership with the African Securities Exchanges Association, to provide a benchmark for equity portfolios of securities across 19 African countries, for investors seeking exposure...

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 03 Dec 2012


Mark Makes Peace With LSE Data Role

Mark Makepeace, chief executive officer of FTSE, has been named group director of information services at the London Stock Exchange Group, overseeing both FTSE and LSEG's data businesses, as part of the exchange's plans to integrate FTSE more closely...

Inside Market Data | News | People | 17 Oct 2012


LSE Restructures as FTSE Chief Heads Information Services

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has announced a reshuffle in its senior management, with FTSE CEO Mark Makepeace taking over from David Lester as group director of information services.

Sell-Side Technology | News | People | 17 Oct 2012


Slater, Unicorn Reject FTSE Licensing Fee

UK-based boutique fund management firms Slater Investments and Unicorn Asset Management have removed index provider FTSE's index data and branding from their client literature after FTSE requested that the firms begin paying an annual license fee in order...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Sep 2012

SZSE, FTSE Ally for New Indexes

Shenzhen Securities Information (SZSE Securities Information), the market data arm of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, has signed a memorandum of understanding with index provider FTSE to research, develop and promote new indexes for the capital markets in...

Inside Market Data | News | Indexes & Ratings | 04 Sep 2012


Stoxx Adds Senior Execs

Index provider Stoxx has hired Anthony Da Costa as chief operating officer and Mark Rodino as global head of sales. Da Costa -- who was previously director of service delivery at rival index provider FTSE, having also served as chief technology at Fortis...

Inside Market Data | News | People | 27 Aug 2012

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