-New multi-asset, low-volatility index of high dividend-paying securities –
NYSE Euronext Launches the NYSEŽ Diversified
High Income Index
New York – September 19, 2013 - NYSE Euronext today announced the launch of the NYSE® Diversified High Income Index (NYDVHI), a new index designed to measure the performance of a broad, diversified basket of 138 publicly-traded securities that provide exposure to multiple asset classes, sectors and segments that historically pay high dividends on distributions.
"We are pleased with the successful launch of NYDVHI, “ said Nicholas Aninos, vice president, Global Index and Exchange-Traded Products, NYSE Euronext. “NYDVHI is an opportunity for our customers to use a diversified index to structure investments in high dividend-paying securities across multiple asset classes and sectors.”
The NYSE® Diversified High Income Index constituents must satisfy certain dividend yield and frequency criteria, liquidity criteria and other eligibility requirements. The index’s features and construction seek to highlight yield, while the diversification of the index constituent sectors seeks to minimize volatility.
Below are the key constituent sectors of the index:
Asset Class: Equities (60% weighting)
- BDCs (15%)
- Energy MLPs (15%)
- Mortgage REITs (7.5%)
- REITs (7.5%)
- U.S.-listed Equities (7.5%)
- ETFs representing International Equities (7.5%)
Asset Class: Fixed Income, Bonds and Related Assets (40%)
- ETFs representing Municipal Bonds (10%)
- ETFs representing High Yield Bonds (10%)
- ETFs representing Emerging Markets Bonds (10%)
- ETFs representing Preferred Stock (10%)
Please click here for the NYSE® Diversified High Income Index website for more information.
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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.