NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS), a leading provider of integrated global financial information and analytical applications for the investment community, today announced FactSet's institutional and other clients now have access to the NASDAQ Global Index FamilySM.
Covering more than 98% of the investable world, the NASDAQ Global Index Family provides a transparent, rules-based global benchmark for institutional investors. This comprehensive family is specifically designed to meet the needs of institutions seeking extensive equity market coverage.
"FactSet is pleased to add the NASDAQ Global Index Family to our Global Indexing and Benchmark offering," says Patrick Locke, Vice President, Database Development, FactSet. "This release combines NASDAQ OMX's Global sector, benchmark, and tradable indexes with FactSet's analytical tools to let clients benchmark and track a broad representation of the global investable marketplace."
The NASDAQ Global Index benchmark (Nasdaq:NQGI) provides the broadest exposure for more than 98% of investable large-, mid-, and small-cap securities. The benchmark is broken down by market segment, region, country, size and sector and has a total float-adjusted market capitalization of over $37 trillion. The family includes 45 countries classified as Developed and Emerging Markets.
"The NASDAQ Global Index Family is specifically designed to meet the needs of institutions which are facing continued demands to track the global equity market," said John Jacobs, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes. "The family, which covers more than 9,000 large-, mid-and small-cap securities, helps institutions facilitate many different tracking, trading and investing opportunities through efficient access and pricing. We applaud FactSet for continuing to respond to the needs of its institutional clients."
Securities in the NASDAQ Global Index Family are weighted according to their free-float adjusted market capitalization. The Global Index Family does not overlap, meaning all individual securities can only be assigned to one country, one size segment and one sector. For more information about the NASDAQ Global Index Family, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Home/Global.
About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes
NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.
About NASDAQ OMX Group
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to over 3,300 listed companies worth more than $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)
FactSet, a leading provider of financial information and analytics, helps the world's best investment professionals outperform. More than 49,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. The Company been included in FORTUNE's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, the United Kingdom's Great Places to Work and France's Best Workplaces. FactSet is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS). Learn more at www.factset.com, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ Global Index Family and NASDAQ OMX's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.
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