Barclays Capital Launches Europe, Middle East and Africa Convertibles Benchmark Index


“The Barclays Capital EMEA Convertible Securities Index appeals to dedicated convertibles investors, as well as crossover debt and equity investors seeking useful measures for convertible asset class returns,” said Luke Olsen, Head of Convertibles Research, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

Designed as a benchmark for active and passive portfolios, this rules-based index is broad in its coverage of the EMEA convertibles universe and consists of securities that are actively quoted by multiple market makers. In addition to a flagship index, an extensive suite of sub-indices by convertibles profile, sector classification, currency, country and credit quality are available, providing structural breakdowns of convertibles market performance.

“Benchmark indices are an important tool in the portfolio management process, serving as both performance targets and informational measures of market returns and risk characteristics,” said Waqas Samad, Head of Index, Portfolio and Risk Solutions for Barclays Capital. “Expanding the asset class coverage of our benchmark index platform allows us to serve a wider investor base seeking multi-asset index and portfolio analysis solutions.”

EMEA Convertibles Indices data can be accessed on Barclays Capital Live and on Bloomberg®.

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