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iBoxx Fixed Income Indices

Driving Liquidity and Transparency in the Fixed Income Universe

Find transparent, rules-based fixed income indices that can be easily replicated. iBoxxTM bond indices offer broad benchmarking and liquid tradable index solutions that track bond markets globally.

Fueled by multi-source pricing, iBoxx provides transparency to bond market performance. A primary tool of active and passive investment managers, iBoxx is widely used by dealer banks, ETF issuers, buy-side investment firms and third-party vendors to benchmark portfolio performance and risk. ETFs linked to transparent iBoxx indices provide a transparent, cost effective way to gain exposure to different segments of the global bond market. Instead of purchasing hundreds of bonds, investors purchase a single ETF which trades actively on an exchange. iBoxx rules-based methodologies are publicly disclosed and designed to be replicable.

iBoxx Explained

Bond basics: What are bond indices?
Learn more about the global bond market and the role that indices play.
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Building bond indices
Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in index construction. We take a closer look at the rules-based approach used to create our USD Liquid Investment Grade Index.
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Index construction: How we build the iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade index
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Thought Leadership

News & Information

Important notifications and public information about our indices, including changes to upcoming series following index rolls, credit events on constituents and issuance of new indices.
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Documentation

Publicly available documentation relating to our indices, including methodologies, annexes and educational guides, as well as trading and legal documents for tradable indices.
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Experts

Randolf Tantzscher

Mr. Tantzscher is responsible for product management of Asian Indices. He joined the company in 2008 to establish the research and design team within Indices and he moved to Asia in 2011 to drive the expansion of IHS Markit indices in Asia, including the launch of the several new index families, the integration of the Asian bond indices from HSBC and the index partnership with ChinaBond Pricing Center on onshore Chinese bond indices. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Asian fixed income market and in designing and managing indices across different asset classes. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he spent seven years at Concerto Financial Solutions and FACT Unternehmensberatung GmbH, where he was responsible for creating and launching several iBoxx indices. Mr. Randolf Tantzscher is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and German and is a graduate in finance from Passau University in Germany.

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Smadar Shulman

Her responsibilities include setting product strategy and priorities for IHS Markit's indices products, working with customers and internal stakeholders on delivering new product initiatives and managing existing products. Ms. Shulman has more than 15 years of experience in the field of indices, starting her career at Lehman Brothers. Previously, she was a director at Barclays Index and Portfolio analytics team working in a variety of roles. Ms. Shulman holds a first class UK honours degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, and an Executive MBA with distinction from the Cass Business School, London City University, UK.

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Nicholas Godec, CFA

Nick is an Index Product Manager covering IHS Markit's tradable indices, including OTC and Exchange Listed Derivatives and the development of indices for Exchange Traded Funds. In addition to serving as a product expert for the various IHS Markit indices and their tradable equivalents, he chairs the committee for and manages the launch of new North American CDS index series, including the Markit CDX High Yield and Investment Grade, CDX Emerging Markets, CMBX and MCDX indices. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he was a research analyst on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Bond Indices team that is now a part of the Intercontinental Exchange. Mr. Godec is a CFA charterholder and holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM). In 2019, he completed his MBA from Columbia Business School's Executive MBA program, graduating with Dean's Honors.

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Frantz Castor

Mr. Castor is an Index Product Manager covering IHS Markit iBoxx cash bond/tradable and equity indices working with customers on delivering new product initiatives, including the development of indices for Exchange-Traded Funds. Since joining the firm, he has contributed to the design and setup of benchmark and custom indices. His responsibilities include managing the existing EMIX equity indices and products. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Castor was a fixed income rates analyst at InTouch Capital Markets. He began his career at Natixis in Paris and New York where he held various roles in Debt Capital Markets and the Fixed Income division.Mr. Castor holds a Master of Science with a dual degree in Economics and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine, France.

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