A look at some of the key "people moves" this week, including Stephan Flagel (pictured), who joins Qontigo.
The company, a merger of Axioma, Stoxx and Dax, will offer factor indices and ESG-based index creation.
Chau brings more than 15 years' experience of indexes, exchange-traded funds and structured products to his new role, including stints at two major rival index providers.
Information services and indexes are expected to contribute 25 percent of the merged exchange group's revenues, five years after the merger is complete.
Four new service lines have been created under the MD+S business area.
Even before they confirmed merger negotiations, it was clear to see that the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse had much in common.
The merged entity would include a combined index business bigger than S&P-DJI or MSCI, analysts say.
The new index wil allow investors to gain exposure to European stocks with high dividends and low volatility.
Intercontinental Exchange's acquisition of Interactive Data has blurred the line even further between exchanges and vendors.
ESG (environmental, social and governance)-driven indexes emerged as a growing area of interest among investors.
Kronseder is also chief operations officer of the exchange's index business, Stoxx.
The sale of SIX's stakes in the Stoxx and Indexium joint ventures is set to complete on July 31.
A sale will end the joint-venture model of the index businesses operated by SIX and Deutsche Borse
Vendor says the new indexes will more accurately reflect the geographical dispersion of a company's revenues.
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New hire also joins the index provider's management board.
Deal will allow both parties to expand into new regions.
Swiss vendor taps rival fir feedback
Major exchanges worldwide posted significant increases in market data sales in their latest round of their financial results, though they also recorded a mixed bag of total revenues as a consequence of low volumes and low interest rates.
The world's major stock exchanges have reported largely positive financial results for the first quarter of 2014, with both the developed and emerging markets seeing healthy increases in market data revenues.
European index provider Stoxx has hired Matteo Andreetto as global head of sales, based in London, with responsibility for the strategic positioning of the vendor's indexes, and for leading sales activities with sell-side and buy-side clients.
Index provider Stoxx's US business has appointed Jan-Carl Plagge senior market development manager, based in New York, to provide the vendor with a research and product development specialist to serve clients in North America.