Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Financial Products News #2021 - 23
Nasdaq to Begin Dissemination of New Third Party Indexes on GIDS, Effective Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Markets Impacted:

  • All Markets

Data Feeds Impacted:

  • Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS)

Contact Information:

  • Nasdaq CAPI Operations at +1 844 717 0708 (for US Callers) or +1 301 978 8311 (for International Callers).

  • Insurance Capital Markets Research at +44 (0)798 100 6152

What you need to know:

Effective Effective Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Nasdaq, through its data dissemination relationship with Insurance Capital Markets Research, will send daily index level information on the Nasdaq Global Data Service(GIDS).


What are the new Indexes?

RISX: The ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Price Return Index is an equity benchmark based on publicly listed companies with underwriting subsidiaries in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market (Lloyd’s). It measures their aggregate equity performance, weighted by their premiums written both at Lloyd’s and globally.

RISXNTR: The ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Net Total Return Index is an equity benchmark based on publicly listed companies with underwriting subsidiaries in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market (Lloyd’s). It measures their aggregate equity performance, weighted by their premiums written both at Lloyd’s and globally.


How are the Indexes disseminated?

Instrument ID Instrument Name Currency Frequency FP Type
RISX The ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Price Return Index USD ODCL I
RISXNTR The ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Net Total Return Index USD ODCL I

Effective Wednesday, May 5, 2021, data recipients will receive real-time index information from the proprietary GIDS data feed with the following attributes:


In addition to the real-time tick messages, Nasdaq will support the following directory messages on GIDS:

  • Equities Summary (Message Type F): Disseminated at the end of the U.S. and European trading session to relay the summary of the current trading day's activity for an equity index.
  • Index Directory (Message Type R): Disseminated at the start of each day to relay basic index information.

Where can I find additional information?

For questions about Nasdaq index products, please contact Nasdaq CAPI Operations at +1 844 717 0708 (for US Callers) or +1 301 978 8311 (for International Callers).

For additional information Insurance Capital Markets Research, please contact them at +44 (0)798 100 6152.


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