MTS licenses Lyxor’s government bond ETFs

MTS, facilitator for the European electronic fixed income market, has granted a licence to Lyxor to create ETFs based on its MTS France and MTS Italy Government Bond 1-3 year indices, which will be called Lyxor 1-3Y MTS France Government Bond and Lyxor MTS 1-3Y Italy Government Bond.

The indices track the performance of all MTS-listed sovereign debt instruments issued by the French and Italian governments that have more than €2bn outstanding and a maturity of between one and three years.

The MTS France Government Bond Index and MTS Italy Government Bond Index are calculated and published in real time.

“Lyxor is pleased to offer investors, through its new Government Bond ETF products, the opportunity of a direct and precise exposure to front end debt instruments of two major eurozone economies based on independent, accurate and well-established indices provided by MTS,” said Nizam Hamid, head of product line management ETFs at Lyxor.

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