London Stock Exchange welcomes Natixis

Natixis, the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, has collaborated with FTSE Russell Group on the development and licensing of a pioneering index which will help investors gain greater insight into the overall performance of the UK stock market.

The index comprises the 150 largest UK stocks by maintaining exposure to the constituents of the FTSE 100, while also benefiting from the mid-cap size premium through the addition of the next 50 largest constituents of FTSE 250 index. The 150 members of the newly created index are equally weighted with the aim of improving diversification across and within sectors.

Jean-Victor Demaison, Natixis’ Head of Equity Derivatives Sales UK and Ireland, says, “The launch of the FTSE Custom 150 Equally Weighted Discounted Return Index, in collaboration with FTSE Russell, is testament to Natixis’ commitment to meeting our clients’ requirements in the UK– and demonstrates our expertise in providing smart, unique equity solutions. We’re very pleased to collaborate with FTSE Russell and hope that, by working together, we will continue to evolve the structured products industry”.