Index Licensing and ETPs

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Nasdaq offers more than 40 years of experience in index research, creation and calculation services. Our power brand, exceptional customer service and flexible terms make us an ideal partner for developing and implementing a variety of investment strategies. 
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Nasdaq Global Indexes provide comprehensive insight into the global markets and our unparalleled transparency, unique methodologies and full-service capabilities set us apart from other indexers. 

Whether you are a fund manager, asset manager, ETF Strategist or RIA, Nasdaq can be used to benchmark both active and passive strategies. Our indexes can be used to license: 


We are proud to partner with many of the most recognizable product sponsors around the globe, and embrace opportunities to work with smaller firms seeking to ignite new ambition.

In addition to exchange-traded products (ETPs), our indexes power more than 9,000 structured products around the world. And as a full-service indexer, we can help lead you through the process from Creation to Listing through Dissemination via Nasdaq Global Index Watch feed. In fact, based on trading volume, The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) is the world’s largest exchange for exchange traded funds (ETFs).

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See why these asset management firms chose Nasdaq as their index partner:


Why Nationwide Chose to Partner with Nasdaq Global Indexes To Create their Risk-Managed Income ETF

Launched on December 19, 2019, the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI) seeks to harness the income generating potential of a dynamic protective collar and the enhanced downside protection benefit that may be derived from active risk management, with the goal of delivering high current income with a measure of downside protection.

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How WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and Nasdaq Global Indexes Partnered to bring a Cloud Computing Business ETF to Market

As an ETF sponsor and index manufacturer, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. has strong index construction capabilities. So why would they outsource their index construction?

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Victory Capital Management

How Victory Capital and Nasdaq partnered to launch innovative ETFs

Victory Capital Management had an idea: to bring the active pedigree of its traditional business to in-demand passive products - and to create a new class of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Global X

How GlobalX Grew its QYLD Nasdaq-100 Covered Call ETF into a Billion Dollar Product

Assets in Global X Nasdaq-100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) have almost tripled since the start of 2019, as more investors look to hedge their bets. Jay Jacobs, Head of Research & Strategy, Global X, discusses how working with Nasdaq’s team has deepened the scope and reach of marketing and distribution.

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