NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA), the climate change investment and research business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management business, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the introduction of the DB NASDAQ OMX® Clean Tech Index (DBCC). The index is an accurate, real-time representation of the global clean technology sector with exposure to clean energy, energy efficiency, transport, waste management and water companies. This is the first clean technology index co-branded by a global exchange company and a global bank.
The index is comprised of 119 companies identified by DBCCA from a global universe of ~4,000, each with at least a third of revenues derived from clean technology within investable geographies and exchanges identified by NASDAQ OMX. Of these, 106 companies have over 50% in clean tech revenues, using only demonstrated revenue from filed financial statements. Constituent companies must have market capitalization of $250 million and over $1 million average daily dollar trading volume. The index is equal-weighted to offer greater exposure to smaller-cap companies.
"Climate change has already, and we believe will continue to deliver as an attractive source of alpha - which is one of the reasons why we saw the need to provide investors with a comprehensive, global and accurate benchmark for the sector," said Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division (DeAM) and a member of Deutsche Bank's Group Executive Committee. "Through this collaboration, we are able to offer investors an index that combines the best of DBCCA's clean tech investment expertise and thought leadership with NASDAQ OMX's globally trusted index design and calculation services."
"This index demonstrates the commitment of two global innovators to provide investors greater insight into companies that are driving the clean technology industry," said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. NASDAQ OMX looks forward to continuing to work with Deutsche Bank. Together, we offer investors a unique combination of trusted leadership, expertise and services."
In addition to a price return index, a total return version is also calculated (DBCT).
The DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index is calculated in real-time and commenced calculation today with a value of 1,000.00. The index provides complete transparency about screening methods, selection criteria, securities, and sector mapping. For more information including a list of component companies, visit http://www.dbcca.com.
NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing its expanded coverage as a global company, NASDAQ OMX has approximately 1,400 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout the world.
NASDAQ OMX's calculation, design, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group's range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
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DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) is the climate change investment and research business of Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM). DeAM is one of the leading climate change investors in the world, with approximately $6 billion under management as of September 2009. With a world-class in-house research team focusing on this theme, DBCCA is an investment industry thought-leader on a broad range of clean tech dynamics.
About Deutsche Asset Management
With approximately $709 billion in assets under management globally as of 30 December 2009, Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division is one of the world's leading investment management organizations, not just in size, but in quality and breadth of investment products, performance and client service. The Asset Management division provides a broad range of investment management products across the risk/return spectrum.
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 77,053 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
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The DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of DB Climate Change Advisors("DBCCA"). NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor's ("S&P") to calculate and maintain the DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index. S&P shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.
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