MTS licenses Italian government bond indices for Deutsche Bank ETFs

  • ETFs will be first to track Italian government debt market

MTS, Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income market, today announced that it has licensed its benchmark Italian government bond indices to db X-trackers, Deutsche Bank’s exchange traded fund (ETF) platform.

The db X-trackers ETFs will be based on three MTS Italy ex-Bank of Italy Indices, including the MTS Italy BTP ex-Bank of Italy Index, the MTS Italy BOT ex-Bank of Italy Index and the MTS Italy Aggregate ex-Bank of Italy Index.

These indices are widely considered the best-in-class benchmark for the Italian fixed income market, ensuring the highest level of investor confidence. They are calculated using the accurate and proven EuroMTS index algorithm, which is available free of charge on the MTS website, allowing db X-trackers customers to monitor the performance of their investment in real-time.

Mauro Giangrande, Head of Financial Products for Italy at db X-trackers said: “Deutsche Bank continues to lead the way in the fast-evolving ETF market by offering the most appropriate instruments to meet investor demand. These new ETFs offer investors direct, efficient and low-cost access to the Italian debt market using the MTS Italy indices, the most representative benchmarks for this market.”

Jack Jeffery, CEO of MTS, said: “The launch of these new instruments by one of Europe’s top ETF providers is further recognition of the benchmark status and high quality that the EuroMTS index family delivers. Deutsche Bank’s expertise in the ETF market and our commitment to provide the most transparent and reliable benchmark will guarantee the popularity of these new products amongst investors.”

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Notes to Editors:

About EuroMTS Indices:

The EuroMTS Index family is the first range of independent, transparent, real-time and tradable eurozone fixed-income indices designed for the international investment community.  The EuroMTS Indices range consists of the EuroMTS Global Index and its maturity bands, the EuroMTS Inflation-Linked Indices range, composed of eurozone sovereign inflation-linked bonds, the EuroMTS Government Broad Index and its country sub-indices, the EuroMTS Short Broad Index, the EuroMTS AAA and ex-AAA Indices, the EuroMTS Government Bills Index, the EuroMTS Covered Bond Index and the EuroMTS Deposit Indices (which include the EuroMTS Eonia Indices and the EuroMTS FedFunds Indices).

The EuroMTS bond indices are calculated and disseminated in real-time between 9:00CET and 1730CET, using bid prices of the underlying bonds trading on the MTS market. MTS is the leading market in Europe for the trading of fixed-income securities. The indices are produced and published by EuroMTS and are commercialised by MTSNext. They are available on www.euromtsindex.com, and through a number of market data vendors such as Reuters (euromtsindex <GO>) and Bloomberg (EMTI <GO>).   EuroMTS Indices are currently tracked by 29 ETFs and benchmarked by more than four hundred billion euros in managed funds.

More information is available at www.euromtsindex.com

About MTS:

MTS is Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income trading market, with over 500 unique counterparties and average daily turnover exceeding EUR 85 billion. MTS customers benefit from its relationship with Europe’s leading diversified exchange business, the London Stock Exchange Group, which operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe. MTS markets provide the professional trading environment for the interdealer marketplace, enabling primary dealers from across the globe to access unparalleled liquidity, transparency and coverage.

MTS further facilitates the dealer-to-client bond market through BondVision, the most trusted and efficient electronic bond trading market, delivering exceptional access for institutional investors direct to the market makers.

MTS Data is sourced directly and exclusively from the MTS interdealer market and includes benchmark real-time data, reference data, reference prices, time series data and snap- shot data, providing the benchmark data source on the fixed income market.

London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. 

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,500 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com