Time schedule update to Nordic and Baltic Equity Indexes Transition to Global Index Calculator

| Source: Global Data Products
  • November 10, 2014, is the new date from when NASDAQ OMX will calculate Nordic and Baltic equity indexes and related indexes via the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Calculator.
  • The new calculator will be represented as a new source in Genium Consolidated Feed (GCF). Index weights reports will move from File Delivery Service (FDS) to new improved FTP service; and will also continue to be available in Global Index Watch (GIW). Customers receiving index values from GCF will continue to receive the same data. Test data will be available from August, 2014. 


Effective November 10, 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. The date has been changed from the previously announced date in August, 2014 related to that NASDAQ OMX will offer improved FTP services for delivery of index data.

In 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 continue to be available in GCF.

Consequently, reports for the affected indexes will no longer be available in File Delivery Service (FDS) as of November 10, 2014. Customers may access index weights reports today via the Global Index Watch web service and index FTP 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

Date Task
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.

August, 2014 Index test data from Global Index Calculator available in GCF test environment.

November 10, 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 and an improved FTP service will hold NASDAQ OMX index weights data.


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 affected by this migration will be transitioned to Global Index Calculator in November, 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) or the new improved FTP service. 

Customers who receive index values data from GCF will continue to receive the same data, but from the new Global Index Calculator (GIC) 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.

NASADAQ OMX will offer index weights file distribution via two delivery platforms: Global index Watch (GIW) a web based platform, and via an enhanced FTP service with the ability to customize file formats.

Global Index Watch already contains the index weights data and is available to clients now.

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?

  • Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document.
  • Contact DataProducts@nasdaqomx.com or + 45 339 333 66 or + 1 301 978 5307 #2.