NO 250 – DECEMBER 2013

WFE Focus

CBOE introduces mid-term volatility index

On 27 November 2013, the Chicago Board Options Exchange launched a new benchmark volatility index, the CBOE Mid-Term Volatility Index. It is a measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 index over a six-month time horizon.

Singapore Exchange launches bond indices for benchmarking investment performance

Singapore Exchange, in cooperation with Thomson Reuters, launched a suite of Singapore dollar bond indices designed to meet the needs of fund managers, asset owners and custodians in benchmarking investment performances. The new index series is the only complete government, statutory board and corporate bond index series to provide five years of historical data. This offers market participants a powerful barometer of fixed-income returns across a multitude of segments.