iBoxx: Bond Index

Visibility is insight: Gain a transparent view of global bond markets with iBoxxTM benchmark and liquid indices

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. iBoxx rules-based methodologies are publicly disclosed and designed to be replicable.

iBoxx bond indices cover most major global currencies of the broad and liquid bond markets. We also offer global indices, including inflation-linked and emerging markets indices.

The iBoxx indices utilize multi-source pricing and a rigorous series of quality controls. The prices are published for every constituent, together with a range of other analytical information.

We market, administer and create the indices in accordance with their publicly available rules and standards. We also support the development of custom indices.

Key benefits:

  • Objective pricing – Gain a clear view of the market with independent and multi-source pricing, where inputs undergo rigorous data checks
  • Liquidity – Make decisions based on a more accurate market view, with monthly re-balancing of most indices and regular reviews of all market segments to ensure constituent selection represents the performance of the global bond market
  • Flexibility – Customize existing indices and build new indices in collaboration with our experts to meet your specific investment criteria
  • Reliability – Rely on data that has undergone rigorous and comprehensive quality controls, and 24x7 customer support
  • Transparency – Access our index methodologies, daily index levels and index composition information, such as constituents and weights, which are publicly available on our website. In addition, we also distribute daily index levels through our FTP service and via many data vendors.
  • Industry support – Our indices are widely used by dealer banks, ETF issuers, buy-side investment firms and third-party vendors

Customers

  • Asset managers
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporate treasurers

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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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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Thought Leadership

Awards

Best Proprietary Index – iBoxx | European Structured Products & Derivatives Awards
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    Global Capital Derivatives Award 2016: Index product creator and developer of the year
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    2016 Global Capital Americas Derivatives Awards: Index provider
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    2015 Global Capital Derivatives Awards: Index provider of the year

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