Effective August 24, 2016, Bloomberg and Barclays are pleased to announce Bloomberg’s acquisition of Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd. (BRAIS). This transaction covers the Barclays fixed income benchmark indices, BRAIS strategy indices, and the intellectual property of the POINT portfolio analytics solution. The benchmark indices, which have been the most widely used for fixed income investors since 1973, will for a period of at least five years be co-branded “Bloomberg Barclays Indices”. Barclays will retain ownership of its quantitative investment strategy index business and the Barclays’ strategy indices with Bloomberg acting as its calculation agent. Barclays has agreed to operate POINT for 18 months post-completion in order to help clients transition.

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Bloomberg offers an array of services to clients interested in custom index development, administration and calculation. Leveraging expertise in cross-asset index research and development, as well as advanced governance, operations and technology platforms, Bloomberg offers comprehensive solutions to index providers, fund managers, advisors and investors.

The Bloomberg Barclays Indices continue a forty year tradition of market leadership, excellence and client service. They offer unmatched market coverage, including global fixed income, inflation-linked and swap benchmark indices. A full suite of customized index capabilities are also available. Flagship fixed-income benchmarks include the U.S., Euro, Asia-Pacific, and Global Aggregate Indices,  U.S. Municipals, High-Yield and Emerging Markets. Bloomberg’s strategy indices leverage a long experience in systematic strategies research as well as tradable index development, calculation and administration.

Bloomberg Indices are broadly distributed and are available on the Bloomberg Professional® service at no additional cost. Off-terminal licenses for use of the index data throughout your organization via enterprise-wide feeds or third party platforms are also available. Please contact us for any of these services.

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