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STOXX launches Dow Jones Private Equity 20 Index

STOXX Limited has launched the Dow Jones STOXX Private Equity 20 Index, which tracks the performance of the 20 largest private equity companies in Europe.

The index comprises companies classified as specialty finance or equity investment instruments according to the Industry Classification Benchmark.

STOXX says these companies must have a free-float market capitalisation of at least €75bn and their main involvement in private equity such as venture capital, mezzanine and buy-out.

Investments of components of the Dow Jones STOXX Private Equity 20 Index in companies which are included in the Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 Index are restricted to 30 per cent.


A Shaw thing

Annie Shaw is a freelance financial journalistThe consolation biro IF sent me made up somewhat for me not attending the IF Comedy Awards in Edinburgh this year. Nevertheless, I had a jolly good time travelling solo for three days at the festival. I confess that I preferred Tony Blair – the Musical to Tony! – […]

HSBC launches “one-stop shop” protection product

HSBC has launched a new protection plan designed to cover against death, sickness, trauma and unemployment.The product, called LifeChoices, has four elements which can be mixed and matched to provide the desired level of cover. It also has a stripped down underwriting process involving just three questions which HSBC claims will see three quarters of […]

In the line of fire

Legal and General has kicked up a storm by launching a joint pilot study with Hargreaves Lansdown to look into the benefits of using customer postcodes as a risk factor in determining annuity rates.

Towergate gains Chartered status

Towergate has become the largest independent broker to gain Chartered status and has become a flagship partner of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


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