The Bloomberg Barclays fixed income benchmark indices have been rebranded as Bloomberg Fixed Income Indices, ending a five-year transition period since the suite was acquired.
Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions (BRAIS) was originally acquired by Bloomberg in August 2016, with the agreement that the assets would be co-branded for five years.
The rebrand includes the flagship fixed income benchmarks such as the US, Euro, Asia-Pacific, global aggregate, US municipals, high-yield, emerging market, inflation, and convertible indices, as well as all bespoke fixed income indices.
“We’re grateful for the continued support Barclays has provided us and our fixed income products since the acquisition five years ago. Through the Bloomberg Fixed Income Indices, we will continue to enhance our index capabilities to evolve alongside the needs of our clients,” said Steve Berkley, CEO of Bloomberg Index Services Limited (BISL).
“We are also focused on innovation in the indices space across asset classes, including equities, broader multi-asset, ESG and thematic capabilities, to best serve our clients for their individualised goals.”
Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Indices have also been rebranded and are now known as the Bloomberg MSCI ESG Fixed Income Indices.
“The Bloomberg Fixed Income Indices have been continuously recognised in both the US and Europe as the most widely-used for close to 50 years,” says Jeff Meli, global head of research at Barclays.
“We are confident that Bloomberg will continue to provide comprehensive solutions on benchmarking needs for investors and clients around the world, including Barclays, where we are pleased to continue to use these indices in our Fixed Income Research.”