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All of Deutsche Börse’s indices are marketed and distributed by STOXX Ltd., a leading index specialist that began operations in Europe in 1998. The launch of the first STOXX indices including the EURO STOXX 50 index, marked the beginning of a unique success story, based on the company’s objectivity and independence. Since then, STOXX has been at the forefront of market developments and has continuously expanded its portfolio of innovative indices. STOXX now operates globally across all asset classes. From 2010 to 2015, STOXX Ltd. was a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG and SIX Group. In August 2015, Deutsche Börse Group fully acquired STOXX.
STOXX indices can be divided into the following categories.
The standard indices comprise blue-chip, benchmark, sector and size indices. They are available for global markets and regions with a free-float market cap weighting scheme. In addition, they serve as the basis for smart beta, strategy and thematic indices. The flagship blue-chip index is the EURO STOXX 50.
The indices are based on an alternative weighting scheme rather than free-float market cap. Examples are the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices, which are weighted according to their ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) ratings.
Strategy indices cover different strategies for different regions and countries.
A strategy index can also be considered a smart beta index if it is not free-float market cap weighted.
Theme indices cover specific themes such as the 3D printing or the rare earth sector.
iSTOXX indices provide individual index solutions for a specific requirement or niche.
The STOXX GC Pooling indices provide a representation of secured euro lending transactions on the Eurex Repo GC Pooling Market.