On October 15th
2014 Markit announced the introduction of a unified file format for a subset of iBoxx indices. The iBoxx files in question are the end of day indices and underlying files, and the end of month component files (including previews) for the following indices:
Markit iBoxx EUR Benchmark indices
Markit iBoxx GBP Benchmark indices
Markit iBoxx USD Benchmark indices
Markit iBoxx EUR Liquid indices
Markit iBoxx GBP Liquid indices
Markit iBoxx USD Liquid IG indices
Markit iBoxx USD Liquid HY indices
Following a consultation period with customers regarding the impact these changes will have on their processes, it has been agreed that the final cut-off date for customers to transition to the new format will be Monday, February 2nd 2015.
On this date, Markit will cease to publish files in the current format and will only publish files in the new format in the main folders of their respective indices. The files in their current format will be published in the main folders for the final time on January 31st 2015.
To facilitate the change-over for customers, files in the new format are currently published on our FTP server in a separate folder called AIR2013. For example, the new format Markit iBoxx EUR EOD Indices file is published here: \IBOXX_EUR\EUR_EOD_INDICES\AIR2013
On Monday, February 2nd 2015
this same file will only be published here: \IBOXX_EUR\EUR_EOD_INDICES
Files will no longer be published in the AIR2013 folders once the change-over is completed. Mapping files
Please find attached the previous announcement regarding the change-over, as well as the mapping files which will aid in the transition. We have also included an FAQ document which should address any additional questions you may have relating to the change.
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