âThis agreement with Nomura AM represents the most recent in a series of successful licensing agreements generated under our commercial partnership with RTS. This is a pioneering deal in that it adds Japan as a new geographic dimension â while opening up a whole new class of exchange traded instruments, ETNs â based on the RTS Indexâ, said Yuri Morozov, Director of Standard & Poorâs Index Services in Russia/CIS.
âThe RTS index demonstrates Russiaâs attractiveness to investors from all over the world. ETNs have become one of the fastest growing segments of the global markets and are accessed by more and more investors. We are glad to see that foreign companies are keen to establish equity-linked instruments based on Russian underlyings. Once again, the RTS Index has proven its appeal as the recognized benchmark for the Russian stock marketâ, said Roman Goryunov, Chairman of the Board of RTS, the Russian Trading System.