The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell will extend its existing equity index partnership to also provide a range of co-branded fixed income indices. This provides investors with access to internationally recognised benchmarking standards and should strengthen the development and growth of the local fixed income market.
The partnership will combine the JSE’s regional expertise in Africa and its market standard bond prices with FTSE Russell’s global distribution network and capabilities in equity and fixed income research, analytics and transparent investment benchmarks. This will allow the partners to deliver world-class investment tools for both domestic and international investors.
The JSE entered into a partnership with FTSE Russell more than 15 years ago and has been providing equity indices since 2002. This has enabled the exchange to steadily grow its offering to clients over the years across a range of widely used benchmark, tradable and alternative indices.
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