Euronext announces 2013 performance of indices and yearly recap


Record growth in the new listing of Exchange Traded Products linked to Euronext indices

Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris – 23 January 2014: Euronext N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group, (NYSE: ICE), today announced the 2013 performance of its benchmark indices and annual recap. Highlights include 56 new proprietary indices launched, a significant increase in the number of outstanding Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) linked to Euronext indices and the best performance of Euronext’ Blue Chips indices since 2009.

New Indices

In 2013 Euronext launched 56 new proprietary indices, including 29 net and gross return indices such as X12 and X15 CAC 40® Leverage and Short indices. Additionally, the Euronext third-party index calculation service launched 10 new client owned indices.

Among the innovative indices introduced last year was the global ESG¹ index family in partnership with Vigeo, in response to rising demand for responsible investment. The ESG indices give investors the opportunity to invest in companies that meet internationally recognized standards for corporate social responsibility. Euronext also launched the first extended versions of its French and Dutch Blue Chips Indices with the CAC 40® Ext (Extended) and AEX® Ext indices. These new investment tools give investors an indicator of the CAC 40® and AEX® indices levels outside the regular Euronext trading hours. Over 300 ETPs covering the CAC 40® Ext index were introduced in 2013 confirming Euronext’s position as a pace-setter for ETPs.

Record growth in new listings of Exchange Traded Products

The number of Exchange Traded Products linked to Euronext indices listed on our markets increased by 61% in 2013 to over 4,000 products, achieving record growth. The most important increase was for products linked to the CAC 40® and PSI 20® where growth was 83% and 500% respectively. The assets under management (AUM) of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on the Euronext indices remained stable in 2013 at €5 billion. The AUM in ETFs linked to the PSI 20® showed an increase of 96% to €58 million.


Euronext’ Blue Chips indices had their best annual gains since 2009, with both the BEL 20® and CAC 40® outperforming the European benchmark. The Belgian market led the way with the BEL 20® index gaining 18.10%, followed closely by the French CAC 40® with 17.99% and the Dutch AEX® with 17.24%. The Portuguese market rebounded with the PSI 20® advancing 15.98%.

George Patterson, Head of Euronext Indices said: “2013 was a record year for the launch of ETPs linked to our indices and we now have over 4,000 products listed on our market. In addition, we launched a wide range of indices over the past 12 months meeting the growing demand among our clients for innovative products. We are particularly proud of our ESG index family, offering investors the possibility of investing in socially responsible companies, and we will continue to expand and improve our offering over the next 12 months.”

The full report can be retrieved here:


The appendix below shows the 2013 performance of all three index variants (price, net return and gross return) of our large, mid and small cap indices.



Net Return³

Gross Return4













BEL 20®




BEL Mid®




BEL Small®




CAC 40®




CAC®Mid 60








PSI 20®




2Price index: This index methodology does not take regular dividends, paid by companies in the index, into account.
3Net return index: This index methodology takes regular dividends, paid by companies in the index, minus the applicable withholding tax into account.
4Gross return index: This index methodology takes regular dividends, paid by the companies in the index, into account.

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About Euronext 
Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting European economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With more than 1,900 listed issuers and around €6.5 trillion in market capitalisation as of end June 2023, it has an unmatched blue-chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets, one of Europe’s leading electronic fixed income trading markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. The Group provides a multi-asset clearing house through Euronext Clearing, and custody and settlement services through Euronext Securities central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates a number of junior markets, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.  
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