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Benchmarks Regulation & Structural Changes to Deutsche Börse Group’s Index business

EU Benchmarks Regulation

The EU Benchmarks Regulation applies since 1 January 2018 and affects both EU and non-EU entities that administer indices that are used in the EU as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds. In the UK, after ‘Brexit’, the administration and use of financial benchmarks will be subject to UK legislation. However, UK legislation replicates the EU Benchmarks Regulation.

 

On 31 July, 2019, STOXX Ltd. (STOXX) has acquired recognition by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) as a third-country administrator in accordance with Art. 32 of the EU Benchmarks Regulation. STOXX and the indices administered by STOXX have been included in the ESMA Benchmarks register under Art. 36 of the EU Benchmarks Regulation.

 

Transfer of administration of Deutsche Börse AG’s indices

In an effort to realize synergies within the Deutsche Börse Group's index business, Deutsche Börse AG (DBAG) has transferred on August 21, 2019 its index administrator role (as defined under the EU Benchmarks Regulation) in relation to the DBAG’s indices (DAX, eb.rexx, etc.) to STOXX. This transfer will not affect customer's contractual relationship with DBAG.

 

Axioma acquisition

More details about the Axioma transaction is available here.

 

 

Should you have any questions, please contact  customersupport@stoxx.com.

 

 

Index Policy File
Section 871(m)

 

Declarations of Compliance File
Press Release July 31, 2014.
IOSCO Letter of Compliance
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA

 

Supporting Documents File
Complaints Procedure
Governance Structure
Conflict of Interest Policy
Input Data Policy
Benchmark Transition Policy
Changes to Methodology Policy
Consultation Policy
Determination Policy

 

 Audit Reports File
IOSCO/BMR Compliance Audit Report – For 2020
IOSCO/BMR Compliance Audit Report – For 2019
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA Compliance Audit Report – For 2018
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA Compliance Audit Report – For 2017
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA Compliance Audit Report – For 2016
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA Compliance Audit Report – For 2015
IOSCO and ESMA-EBA Compliance Audit Report – For 2014
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 Brexit Support File
Brexit support for STOXX indices

 

 Data and standards used for ESG Disclosures Download
Data and Standards

 

 STOXX BMR Benchmark Statements Statement ESG Report
Bond Index Family
Currency Index Family
Dividend Points Family
Environmental Social & Governance Equity Family
Equity Index Family
Factor Based Environmental Social & Governance Family
Factor Based Thematic Index Family
Factor Based Thematic Index Family (ESG)
Factor Index Family
Futures Replication Family
General Collateral Pooling Index Family
Multi-Asset Index Family
Option Strategies Family
Risk Control Index Family
Short & Leveraged Index Family
Spread Ratio Index Family
Thematic Index Family
Thematic Index Family (ESG)
Volatility Index Family

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Regulation of STOXX Ltd. prepared by PwC.

 

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