LUXEMBOURG STOCK EXCHANGE INDICES
Luxembourg Stock Exchange Launches Responsible Investment Index
PROVIDING AN INDICATOR OF THE RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT FUND MARKET IN LUXEMBOURG
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange announces the launch of a new responsible investment index, named Lux RI Fund Index, on 1 July 2013.
This index (ISIN LU0940704496) represents the overall performance of some of the major funds domiciled in Luxembourg that operate in the area of responsible investment, primarily those concerned with environmental, social and ethical issues.
The Lux RI Fund Index is a closed-basket index with a total of 20 constituents, each with a maximum weighting of 10%. The revision of the index will be done semi-annually and, to reflect the diversity of the Luxembourg fund industry, the funds’ respective currencies will be represented.
In launching this index, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange acknowledges the need for greater awareness and action in the area of responsible investment. It intends for the index to provide a good reflection of trends within the responsible investment sector, specifically relating to funds domiciled in Luxembourg, and to further raise awareness among investors.
About the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE)
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is the leading exchange for the listing of international securities. It offers a high quality and efficient listing service that meets the needs of international capital markets and their participants.
The long experience of the LuxSE in international securities combined with its established listing procedures attract a very wide range of issuers and financial instruments. Currently, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange has around 42,000 quotation lines, including some 28,000 related to bonds. These come from 3,000 issuers in 100 countries.
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange operates two markets: an EU regulated market, called the “Bourse de Luxembourg” market, and the Euro MTF, an exchange-regulated market. All securities are tradable on NYSE Euronext’s UTP platform.
The LuxSE also operates a specialist subsidiary, Fundsquare (www.fundsquare.net.) that provides services to substantially support and standardise cross-border distribution of investment funds.
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