Markit iBoxx cash bond indices are designed to replicate investible investment grade and high yield fixed income markets.
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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.
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
Rigorous series of quality controls applied to all prices received from contributors
Publicly available methodology guides, along with freely accessible constituents, weights and index levels
Indices customisable to meet specific requirements, such as for benchmarking or to serve as the basis for structured products
Index data available via the web, FTP, email and third-party vendors