Stoxx has launched country sub-indexes of its flagship Eurostoxx 50 index, representing French, Spanish and Italian companies of the main index.
The indexes were born out of investor demand for access to what Harmut Graf, chief executive officer of Stoxx in Zurich, called "thriving European economies".
"The Eurostoxx 50 is Europe's leading equity index. It is well known and valued among market participants," says Graf. "The new indexes are not meant to compete with the existing index, but to off