Following a partnership with TMX in early 2013, FTSE launched its new index brand, FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets, on Oct. 1.
In a 75/25 percent ownership with the Canadian index provider, FTSE has officially melded TMX Datalinx’s fixed-income unit “PC-Bond” with its own existing international fixed-income business. TMX Datalinx is the information service division of TMX Group.
Existing Canadian index products transitioned to the FTSE TMX brand name, while non-Canadian products kept the FTSE name. Over the six months following the Oct. 1 launch, FTSE and TMX plan to systematically change product names, with completion expected by the end of March 2014.
The joint venture could potentially help raise FTSE’s presence in North America and its fixed-income footprint globally, and positions them as the third-largest fixed-income index provider worldwide.