Solactive enters benchmark index space

German index provider Solactive has launched benchmark indices for both equity and fixed income asset classes.

The indices are intended to enable clients to construct so called smart beta indices using the new benchmarks; but they are also intended for use by those offering active strategies or doing analysis of indices across countries, regions or sectors.

Solactive said the launch of the benchmark indices would enable it to build its own client base by adding active fund managers, who are looking for cost effective benchmarks, as well as those building smart beta strategies.

Steffen Scheuble, CEO and founder of Solactive, said: “We have been approached by several asset owners, who are unhappy with either the service offered by the existing benchmark providers or find that the pricing for their service is unreasonable. Therefore we decided to close the gap and offer exactly what is missing – a cost-efficient and high quality service alternative.”

The new benchmark indices are:

Index Asset Class Target
Solactive US Broad Market Index Equity Covers large cap, mid cap and small cap US companies
Solactive US Large Cap Index Equity Covers the 500 largest companies in the US (buffer rules apply)
Solactive US Large & Mid Cap Index Equity Covers the 1,000 largest companies in the US (buffer rules apply)
Solactive Euro IG Corporate Index Fixed Income Measures the performance of Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds denominated in EUR
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