BulletsharesTM USD Corporate Bond Indices Serves as Basis for Series of ETFs
Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that it is providing end-of-day index values as well as analytics capabilities for ten of Accretive Asset Management, LLC’s BulletsharesTM USD Corporate Bond Indices. Claymore Advisors, LLC recently licensed these indices to serve as the basis for a series of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The BulletsharesTM USD Corporate Bond Indices are based on Accretive’s patent-pending BulletsharesTM indexing methodology and are designed to provide maturity targeted exposure to the U.S. investment grade corporate bond market. Each index tracks a diversified basket of bonds and is designed to have a cash flow profile similar to that of an individual held-to-maturity bond.
Accretive utilizes proprietary independent fixed income evaluations, obtained through Interactive Data’s innovative Basket Calculation ServiceSM, to obtain end-of-day index values for BulletsharesTM USD Corporate Bond Indices.
Accretive also uses the Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics BondEdge® platform and state of the art indexing tools to help construct and manage the constituent securities and cash flows. BondEdge provides fixed income security and index analytics on a daily basis to help Accretive determine the qualified list of fixed income security candidates and to support and maintain the Bulletshares Corporate Bond Indices.
“These 10 new indices were designed to combine the best attributes of both bonds and bond funds so that financial advisors can use them as effective benchmarks for meeting their clients’ investment needs,” said Darrin DeCosta, Head of Product Development for Accretive. “Interactive Data provides us with critical data and analytics capabilities to support these indices and our innovative fixed income indexing methodology.”
“We’ve combined several capabilities across our company in order to provide Accretive with important financial data and analytics to support these new indices,” Jeff Banker, executive vice president, Real-Time Market Data and Trading Solutions for Interactive Data. “Interactive Data has an expansive set of pricing and analytics offerings for providers of indices, ETFs and exchange-traded structures.”
Interactive Data currently calculates and disseminates intra-day indicative valuations for baskets of securities to a range of clients, including three of the five largest ETF sponsors1, via the Basket Calculation Service. Interactive Data also offers intra-day indicative valuations for equity and fixed income ETFs, exchange traded notes (ETNs) and index values that include equities, fixed income securities, currencies and commodities. In addition, Interactive Data provides fixed income portfolio analytics to over 400 leading banks, investment managers, brokerage firms, insurance companies and pension funds throughout North America and Europe.