Index roundup: SG CIB taps Solactive Buyback index

European Buyback Index will be used as an underlying for structured products

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Frankfurt-based Solactive has announced the launch of its European Buyback Index, which will be used by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking as an underlying for products. Solactive has also launched the Guru International Index, which tracks the price movements of the top US-listed international equity holdings of a select group of hedge funds and institutional investors based on filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The index provider has also launched the Green Bond Index.

The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has launched the CPSE [Central Public Sector Enterprises] Index, which aims to help the Government of India's initiative to disinvest some of its stake in certain large enterprises. The index is comprised of 10 companies and selection criteria include being more than 55% owned by either the Government of India or the President of India, and having an average free-float market capitalisation of more than $164 million over a six-month period.

Euronext has launched the Cac PME Index on the back of the French government's introduction of PEA-PME savings accounts, which aim to encourage investment in shares for financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. The index tracks the performance of between 20 and 40 French companies eligible as investment vehicles for PEA-PME accounts.

The Stoxx Europe Low Beta High Div 50 Index has been licensed to Deutsche Bank for use as the basis for structured products. The index selects the 50 stocks with the lowest beta out of the members of the Stoxx Europe 600 Index that have a dividend yield higher than the Euro Stoxx 50's dividend yield.

S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched the S&P GSCI Ex-Single Capped Component series: a group of indexes based on the S&P GSCI Single Commodities family that apply capped component rules. For each capped index, the relevant commodity is omitted and the remaining 100% is equally distributed among the eligible S&P GSCI commodities.

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