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History

STOXX Ltd. is an established and leading global provider of innovative index concepts with a European heritage. The launch of the first STOXX® indices in 1998, including the EURO STOXX 50® Index, marked the beginning of a unique success story based on the company’s neutrality and independence.

 

Since then, STOXX has been at the forefront of market developments and has continuously expanded its portfolio of innovative indices. STOXX now operates globally across all asset classes.

 

STOXX indices are licensed to more than 500 companies globally which include the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. STOXX indices are used not only as underlyings for financial products, such as ETFs, futures and options and structured products but also for risk and performance measurement.

 

In addition, STOXX Ltd. is the administrator and marketing agent for DAX® indices. For you this means one sales team for two index brands and one single point of contact. In September 2019 STOXX became a part of Qontigo.

 

Qontigo is a financial intelligence innovator and a leader in the modernization of investment management, from risk to return. The combination of the group’s world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, with its technological expertise and customer-driven innovation, enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.

 

 

Timeline

Milestones

 

October 2019

STOXX extends Thematic suite with two new indices: EURO iSTOXX® Ocean Care 40 and STOXX® Global Next Generation Telecoms.

 

October 2019

Eurex launches options on the STOXX® Europe 600 ESG-X Index and STOXX® Europe ESG Leaders Select 30 EUR Index, the first contracts of their kind, as well as futures contracts on the latter.

 

September 2019

STOXX becomes part of Qontigo

 

August 2019

Deutsche Börse AG has transferred its index administrator role (as defined under the EU Benchmarks Regulation) in relation to the DBAG’s indices (DAX, eb.rexx, etc.) to STOXX.

 

July 2019

STOXX has acquired recognition by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) as a third-country benchmark administrator.

 

May 2019

STOXX launches 42 new ESG-X indices, including an ESG-X version of the flagship EURO STOXX 50®.

 

April 2019

STOXX launches the EURO STOXX 50 ESG, an ESG version of its flagship index EURO STOXX 50®.

 

February 2019

STOXX’s thematic index offering now covers even more megatrends: Housing Construction, Industry 4.0, Millennials, Sharing Economy, Silver Economy, Smart Cities and Smart Factory.

 

February 2019

Derivatives exchange Eurex introduces the first ESG futures on three STOXX benchmarks.

 

November 2018

STOXX launches the STOXX® Europe 600 ESG-X Index: a key benchmark with standardized ESG exclusions that reflects responsible-investing policies.

 

July/August 2018

STOXX expands its thematics suite with indices covering blockchain, fintech and B.R.AI.N (biotechnology, robotics, AI and nanotechnology).

 

May 2018

STOXX launches the EURO STOXX® Multi Premia® Index, combining seven proven risk premia using a methodology based on academic research.

 

April 2018

STOXX launches a range of LDI bond indices, tailored to the needs of UK defined benefit pension schemes..

 

January 2018

STOXX launches the first-ever index tracking AI innovators that selects its constituents based on an AI algorithm.

 

January 2017

STOXX introduces iSTOXX Europe Single & Multi Factor Market Neutral Indices.

 

September 2016

STOXX goes thematic with indices focusing on Ageing Population, Automation & Robotics, Digitalisation and Breakthrough Healthcare.

 

May 2016

STOXX introduces multi-asset indices blending equity and fixed income.

 

April 2016

STOXX launches the unique EURO STOXX 50 Corporate Bond Index.

 

February 2016

STOXX launches a comprehensive family of low-carbon indices.

 

October 2015

STOXX extends its smart-beta offering by introducing the STOXX Select and STOXX Diversification Select families.

 

July 2015

Deutsche Börse AG acquires SIX‘s share in STOXX and becomes the sole owner of STOXX.

 

September 2013

STOXX launches first dividend index for ASEAN region.

 

April 2013

STOXX launches the GC Pooling index family in cooperation with Eurex.

 

May 2012

STOXX launches Minimum Variance indices.

 

March 2012

STOXX introduces a market classification model and indices for emerging markets.

 

April 2011

STOXX launches the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index family, an innovative series of environmental, social, governance (ESG) indices.

 

November 2010

STOXX extends its equity index offering, adding indices for global regions and emerging markets.

 

July 2010

STOXX becomes the marketing agent for Deutsche Börse and SIX Swiss Exchange indices, amongst them the DAX and SMI indices.

 

December 2009

Deutsche Börse AG and SIX AG become sole shareholders of STOXX after Dow Jones & Co. exits the joint venture.

 

April 2005

VSTOXX is introduced as the first index to track volatility in the eurozone.

 

October 2001

STOXX launches its first sustainability indices.

 

2000

STOXX is the first index provider to implement free-float market capitalization in all of its indices.

 

1998

The first STOXX indices are launched.

 

1997

STOXX Ltd. is founded.