The new index series tracks the performance of Chinese Renminbi-denominated green bonds used to finance environmentally-friendly projects.
The index series is composed of two indices that reflect the value of green bonds issued and listed on the stock market in Shanghai. The indices aim to provide greater transparency and facilitate access to Chinese green securities for investors in Europe.
As part of a cross-border cooperation between SSE and LuxSE (the exchanges signed a Memorandum of Understanding back in 2006, now they are signing an Index Agreement), the indices will be displayed on both exchanges’ websites synchronously. The new index family was jointly developed by the Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co and consists of two indices.
The SSE Green Bond Index Series contains the following two indices:
"SSE Green Corporate Bond Index and SSE Green Bond Index launched by SSE and China Securities Index Company Limited will bring the information of mainland China's green bond market to international market, which could be treated as a good start for SSE and Luxembourg Stock Exchange to gradually realize information connection and business cooperation."
The index series is composed of two indices that reflect the value of green bonds issued and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The indices aim to provide greater transparency and facilitate access to Chinese green securities for investors in Europe. The yield to maturity of the SSE Green Bond Index is 4.91% and the average modified duration is 4.38 years. The wide majority of the green bonds in the two indices have obtained an external review by independent third parties such as EY, KPMG, PwC or SynTao Green Finance, showcasing the highest standards these indices abide by.
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