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.