Euronext licenses AEX and CAC 40 to Goldman Sachs


Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 19 December 2014– Euronext, the leading exchange in the Eurozone, today announced that it has licensed several Euronext indices, including the successful AEX®and CAC 40®, to Goldman Sachs for the creation of structured products.

The AEX and CAC 40 are the most widely used indicators of the Amsterdam and Paris stock markets and include the largest and most actively traded shares. The indices are weighted by free float market capitalization with a single component capping of 15% and are calculated in a price, net and gross return version. The indices are designed to act as an underlying for exchange traded funds (ETFs) and other investable products, such as structured products.

George Patterson, Head of Indices at Euronext, said: “We are delighted that Goldman Sachs has chosen our indices to further expand their product offering. This shows the strength of Euronext indices as an underlying for all types of products. This is also reflected in the latest figures, as this year we saw an increase of 56 % in the number of products linked to the AEX and a 88% growth for the products linked to the CAC 40.¹”

¹ 31 Dec. 2013 – 30 Nov. 2014, products listed on Euronext markets.

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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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