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STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced that it has won the European Pensions award under the category Index Provider of the Year. The award was presented at a ceremony recently held in London.
“It is a great honor for us to be acknowledged as Index Provider of the Year by the renowned industry publication European Pensions. This award reflects our strong commitment to always provide the best solution to our different client groups, amongst them also pension funds,” said Matteo Andreetto, chief executive officer, STOXX Limited. “We offer support in the process of making investment decisions that allow to provide a secure future to their stakeholders not just with our indices, but with research and analyses that are tailored to specific needs.”
“This firm continues to evolve its suite of new indices on a regular basis in response to the changing market conditions as well as the industry’s needs. STOXX truly impressed the judges with its comprehensive submission which demonstrated the number of successes its indices have enjoyed in the past year, particularly across Europe. A strong player in this space which refuses to stand still,” said Francesca Fabrizi, editor-in-chief, European Pensions.
European Pensions is published by London-based Perspective Publishing Limited and is Europe's highly authoritative information source for pension decision makers. The awards, which are now in their ninth year, were launched to give recognition to consultants, investment managers, lawyers, technology and administration providers who continually strive to raise the standards of pension provision, despite the challenges presented by economic uncertainty and increasing life expectancy.
About STOXX Limited
STOXX Ltd. is a global index provider, currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 7,500 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Best known for the leading European equity indices EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Ltd. maintains and calculates the STOXX Global index family which consists of total market, broad and blue-chip indices for the regions Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and sub-regions Latin America and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well as global markets.
To provide market participants with optimal transparency, STOXX indices are classified into three categories. Regular “STOXX” indices include all standard, theme and strategy indices that are part of STOXX’s integrated index family and follow a strict rules-based methodology. The “iSTOXX” brand typically comprises less standardized index concepts that are not integrated in the STOXX Global index family, but are nevertheless strictly rules-based. While indices that are branded “STOXX” and “iSTOXX” are developed by STOXX for a broad range of market participants, the “STOXX Customized” brand covers indices that are specifically developed for clients and do not carry the STOXX brand in the index name.
STOXX indices are licensed to more than 500 companies around the world as underlyings for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures and options, structured products and passively managed investment funds. Three of the top ETFs in Europe and approximately 25% of all assets under management are based on STOXX indices. STOXX Ltd. holds Europe's number one and the world's number two position in the derivatives segment.
STOXX is part of Deutsche Boerse Group, and markets the DAX indices.