Nordic and Baltic Equity Indexes Transition to Global Index Calculator Effective September 2014

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| Source: Global Data Products
  • Effective September 8, 2014, NASDAQ OMX will calculate Nordic and Baltic equity indexes and related indexes via the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Calculator.
     
  • The calculator will be a new source in Genium Consolidated Feed (GCF) and index weights reports will no longer be available on the File Delivery Service (FDS). NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch will be the sole source for index weights data. Customers receiving index values from GCF will continue to receive the same data. Testing will start in May 2014.

 

Effective September 8, 2014, NASDAQ OMX® will start to calculate Nordic and Baltic equity indexes and other related indexes via its state-of-the-art Global Index Calculator powered by NASDAQ OMX INET® technology — the world's fastest trading system technology.

Within the Genium Consolidated Feed (GCF), the indexes will be connected to a new source that replaces the current ICS sources. ICS sources not affected by this migration project will still be available in GCF.

Consequently, reports for the affected indexes will no longer be available in File Delivery Service (FDS) as of September 8, 2014. Customers may access index weights reports today via the Global Index Watch web service.
 

When will the migration occur?

The below migration schedule is subject to change and NASDAQ OMX will provide additional information throughout the transition process.

 

Time Schedule  
February 26, 2014 First version of TIP 2.4.8-protocol specification related to index changes in GCF available.
 
May 19, 2014 GCF release with TIP version 2.4.8

Support for Global Index Calculator (GIC) in TIP version 2.4.8 implemented in GCF production system.

Index test data from Global Index Calculator available in GCF test environment.

 
September 8, 2014 Global Index Calculator becomes the official source for Nordic and Baltic Equity indexes.

Index weights reports will no longer be available on File Delivery System (FDS). Global Index Watch is the sole source of NASDAQ OMX index weights data.

Index end-of-day reports in FDS will be available in TIP-format only.


 

Why is NASDAQ OMX making these changes?

This change brings Nordic and Baltic indexes to the same state-of-the-art Global Index Calculator engine powered by NASDAQ OMX INET® technology.
 
 

If I receive index data from the Genium Consolidated Feed (GCF), what is changing?
Indexes in the current ICS source systems will be transitioned to the new Global Index Calculator source. Data from the new source will be available in GCF3 test environment from May, 2014. View the Frequently Asked Questions for additional GCF details.

Customers who receive index weights data from GCF will need to change their Source to Global Index Watch (GIW). Customers who receive index values data from GCF will continue to receive the same data, but from the new Global Index Calculator source.

 
 

If I receive index data from the File Delivery Service (FDS), what is changing?
When an index is transitioned to the Global Index Calculator its data will no longer be available via FDS. Global Index Watch already contains the index weights data and is available to clients now, and will be the sole direct access option after the transition.

GIW supports historical index data in excess of 30 days while FDS only provides 30 days of historical data access. In addition, for the VINX indexes, clients will have access to data from January 2013 forward. Customers that currently have access to VINX data via FDS will automatically receive VINX data as a separate entitlement in GIW.

 

Where can I find additional information?