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FTSE Russell and Refinitiv extend fixed income relationship

Source: FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell today announce that, following a detailed supplier review, they have agreed to broaden the scope of Refinitiv’s data sets used within FTSE Russell’s fixed income indexes and analytic tools.

The extension of their existing fixed income relationship will combine the quality and expertise of Refinitiv in a wide range of fixed income pricing and terms and conditions asset classes with FTSE Russell’s global expertise in multi-asset indexes and analytics.

This extended relationship will deliver highly attractive benefits to global investors by enhancing FTSE Russell’s ability to offer world-class multi asset investment tools based on consistent, high quality and independent data sets produced by Refinitiv and comes at an exciting time for clients as they look for innovation, quality and choice in fixed income markets:

  • FTSE Russell’s acquisition, in August 2017, of The Yield Book and Citi Index business substantially enhanced its fixed income offering providing its global customers with a comprehensive fixed income index family, broad and deep fixed income analytics. In 2018, FTSE Russell also assumed 100% ownership of the FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets business.
  • Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries. It has invested significantly in the quality and breadth of its fixed income data in recent years.

Waqas Samad, CEO Benchmarks, FTSE Russell said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of our long-standing relationship in fixed income with Refinitiv. As FTSE Russell continues to seek to meet increasing client demand for innovation in multi-asset data, index and analytics solutions it is important that we work with strategic partners who are similarly focused on meeting our clients’ needs.

“FTSE Russell has been very impressed with the quality of Refinitiv’s data sets and the expertise of the product analysts with which we have worked to date, Refinitiv has an agile and client-focused approach towards relationships and product innovation and we are excited about working together to enhance and broaden product offerings for our client base globally.”

Stuart Martin, Managing Director, Partnerships Proposition at Refinitiv, said: “FTSE Russell has an exciting vision for the future of multi-asset investment tools and we are delighted to be partnering with them to better serve the market with innovative products that utilise our transparent, accurate and comprehensive fixed income pricing and reference data.” 

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