Bloomberg announces fixed income indices rebrand
Change will come five years after acquisition of assets from Barclays
10 Nov 2020 | The Asset

Bloomberg Barclays fixed-income benchmark indices will be rebranded as the “Bloomberg Indices” from August 24 2021. This change will occur as planned at the end of the five-year period following Bloomberg’s acquisition of Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions (BRAIS) in August 2016.

The flagship fixed-income benchmarks, including the US, Euro, Asia-Pacific, Global Aggregate, US Municipals, High-Yield and Emerging Market indices, will all be included in the rebranding, as will all bespoke fixed-income indices. This also includes the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI indices, which, as of August 24 2021, will be the Bloomberg MSCI indices.

Since 1973, the Bloomberg Barclays Indices have been the most widely-used indices for fixed-income investors seeking objective, rules-based, and representative benchmarks to measure asset class risk and returns, according to a Bloomberg statement.

“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received from Barclays since the acquisition in 2016,” says Steve Berkley, chief executive officer of Bloomberg Index Services Limited. “We are excited by the growth and innovation that we’ve seen across our indices business, and we look forward to continuing to provide leading index solutions not only in fixed income but across asset classes.”

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