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NASDAQ OMX starts trading in two new fixed income ETFs from XACT Fonder


Stockholm, March 21, 2011 — NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), today starts trading in two fixed income-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) from XACT Fonder. XACT Obligation is an ETF based on the Swedish bond market and the XACT Repo ETF follows the Swedish Central Bank’s (Riksbanken) repo rate.

Jenny Rosberg, Deputy CEO at NASDAQ OMX Nordic said, “These two new products from XACT Fonder will make a great addition to our ETF offering and continue to attract investor interest to this exciting market. In the last year we have experienced an increase in trading as well as issuance of ETFs, reinforcing the growth potential of these instruments.”

XACT Obligation follows Handelsbanken Sweden All Bond Tradable Index, a market value weighted index developed to reflect the Swedish market for secured mortgage bonds, and government and municipal issued bonds with benchmark status. The XACT Repo ETF follows the Swedish Central Bank’s main interest rate, the so called repo rate.

An ETF is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. 


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 3,600 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

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