Markit iBoxx cash bond indices are designed to replicate investible investment grade and high yield fixed income markets.


  • Banks
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  • Asset managers
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  • Hedge funds
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  • Insurance Companies
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  • Corporate treasurers


  • $90bnAUM in ETFs
  • 20k+bonds



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Product summary

Markit iBoxx indices cover the Euro, Sterling, Asian, US Dollar and European high-yield bond markets, and also provides global indices, including an inflation-linked index family and emerging markets indices.

Leading investment banks supply bid and ask bond prices throughout the trading day to Markit. The prices are subjected to a rigorous series of quality controls before consolidated bid and ask prices are calculated, used for index calculation and published for every bond in the Markit bond universe, along with a range of analytical values.

Markit and our experienced partners are responsible for the marketing, administration, price consolidation and index production in accordance with publicly available rules and standards.

    Key Benefits

    • Independent

      Indices objectively valued, based on prices from multiple contributors, with strict independence governance through technical committees composed of dealers and oversight committees comprising consultants, regulators and investors

    • Data Integrity

      Rigorous series of quality controls applied to all prices received from contributors

    • Transparency

      Publicly available methodology guides, along with freely accessible constituents, weights and index levels

    • Flexibility

      Indices customisable to meet specific requirements, such as for benchmarking or to serve as the basis for structured products

    • Distribution

      Index data available via the web, FTP, email and third-party vendors

    Press Releases

    • Jan 21 2016

      HSBC transfers Asian bond indices to Markit

    • Dec 9 2015

      Markit takes iBoxx bond indices into smart beta



    • Oct 28 2015

      LSTA Annual Conference


    News & Information

    Important notifications and public information about our indices, including changes to upcoming series following index rolls, credit events on constituents and issuance of new indices



    Publicly available documentation relating to our indices, including methodologies, annexes and educational guides, as well as trading and legal documents for tradable indices