BarCap tracks dividend swaps


Barclays Capital has launched the Barclays Capital Dividend Swap Index family, a series of indexes designed to track the performance of positions in dividend swaps of a variety of yearly maturities on the Eurostoxx 50, FTSE 100, Nikkei 225 and S&P 500 indexes. "Traditionally the dividend swap market has been open to sophisticated investors like hedge funds," says Francois-Xavier Louvet, managing director, equity derivatives arbitrage at Barcap. "But these indexes, which follow a methodology that

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