Nasdaq launches Nasdaq Custom Basket Calculation Service
Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced the launch of Nasdaq Custom Basket Calculation Service (CBCS).
The introduction of CBCS to the market is driven by the increasing demand for a simpler and more efficient way of managing proprietary indexes, thematic baskets, and ESG investments.
CBCS allows clients to design and set up equity baskets with customized features such as currency, return type, composition, and weights from a pre-approved universe of stocks. The calculated basket level and reference data is validated and distributed along with daily basket weight reports.
The service is a result of a close collaboration between Nasdaq and S&P Global Market Intelligence, a provider of data and technology solutions to global markets.
“We are thrilled to see the launch of what is to be the first major product delivery in a wider collaboration between the two firms. Combining our service capabilities will offer enhanced administrative, calculation and distribution services, to provide a seamless, end- to- end workflow and address the demand for bespoke baskets,” said Christopher Hare, Executive Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Through the new service, Nasdaq clients can now benefit from the calculation of the basket level for each basket, managed and verified corporate actions such as stock splits, dividends, mergers and acquisitions and the implementation of these changes into the defined baskets in a timely and accurate way.
“With CBCS, our clients get a fully managed solution for custom basket calculations, an outsourced calculation service to avoid conflict of interest by separating the calculation from the end-user’s own business, and a solution which is provided by Nasdaq’s licensed benchmark administrator and thereby ensures a high quality of data,” said James McKeone, VP Head of European Data at Nasdaq. “To build onto this momentum, we also aim to in the near future launch a solution enabling investors to create a forward contract on customized baskets as an alternative to OTC equity swaps.”
The service is available today to Nasdaq Stockholm AB or Nasdaq Clearing members.