UBS launches Greenhouse Index

It comprises a combination of weather and emissions asset classes and is the first integrated index that allows market participants to obtain an exposure to greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the weather.

The UBS-GHI is constructed using liquid, actively traded futures contracts.

Weather exposure is derived from Heating Degree Day (HDD] and Cooling Degree Day (CDD) futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

Emissions exposure is provided by carbon credits as