MTS Licenses Amundi ETF for EuroMTS Highest-Rated Government Bond Indices

  • Amundi ETF launches an ETF on 1-3 years maturity Index
  • Demonstrates continued confidence in accuracy and reliability of MTS Indices

MTS, Europe’s premier facilitator for the European electronic fixed income market, announced today that is has granted a licence to Amundi ETF(1) to create an ETF based on its EuroMTS Highest-Rated 1-3 years Government Bond Index.

This index measures the performance of the sovereign debt instruments issued by the Eurozone members with the highest credit rating and carries maturities between one and three years. Currently, the index is comprised of government bonds issued by Austria, Finland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The ETF is listed on NYSE Euronext.

Jack Jeffery, CEO of MTS, said:

“We are delighted that Amundi ETF has chosen our index for its new ETF and is another example of the confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the MTS Indices. We believe that investors will continue to show strong interest for this product replicating the performance of these core Eurozone government instruments.”

Valérie Baudson, Managing Director of Amundi ETF comments:

“This latest launch enhances our fixed income range and is perfectly in line with our objective to offer investors a complete range of solutions to manage their asset allocation according to their market forecasts.”

The EuroMTS Highest-Rated Government Bond Indices are calculated and published in real time. They are freely-available on our new website www.mtsindices.com and through major data vendors.

(1) Amundi ETF designates the ETF business of Amundi Investment Solutions

For further information please contact:
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Marketing:
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Mirela.vlad@mtsmarkets.com info@mtsmarkets.com

Notes to Editors:

About EuroMTS Indices:

The EuroMTS Index family is the first range of independent, transparent, real-time and tradable eurozone fixed-income indices designed for the international investment community. The EuroMTS Indices range consists of the EuroMTS Global Index and its maturity bands, the EuroMTS Inflation-Linked Indices range, composed of eurozone sovereign inflation-linked bonds, the EuroMTS Government Broad Index and its country sub-indices, the EuroMTS Short Broad Index, the EuroMTS Highest-Rated Indices, the EuroMTS Government Bills Index, the EuroMTS Covered Bond Index and the EuroMTS Deposit Indices (which include the EuroMTS Eonia Indices and the EuroMTS FedFunds Indices).

The EuroMTS bond indices are calculated and disseminated in real-time between 09:00CET and 17:30CET, using bid prices of the underlying bonds trading on the MTS market. MTS is the leading market in Europe for the trading of fixed-income securities. The indices are produced and published by EuroMTS and are commercialised by MTSNext. They are available on www.mtsindices.com, and through a number of market data vendors such as Reuters (euromtsindex <GO>) and Bloomberg (EMTI <GO>). EuroMTS Indices are currently tracked by 29 ETFs and benchmarked by more than four hundred billion euros in managed funds.
More information is available at www.mtsindices.com

About MTS:

MTS is Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income trading market, with over 500 unique counterparties and average daily turnover exceeding EUR 85 billion. MTS customers benefit from its relationship with Europe’s leading diversified exchange business, the London Stock Exchange Group, which operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe. MTS markets provide the professional trading environment for the interdealer marketplace, enabling primary dealers from across the globe to access unparalleled liquidity, transparency and coverage.

MTS further facilitates the dealer-to-client bond market through BondVision, the most trusted and efficient electronic bond trading market, delivering exceptional access for institutional investors direct to the market makers.

MTS Data is sourced directly and exclusively from the MTS interdealer market and includes benchmark real-time data, reference data, reference prices, time series data and snap- shot data, providing the benchmark data source on the fixed income market.
www.mtsmarkets.com

London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access and an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages of over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,850 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com