FTSE Global Bond Index Series

The FTSE Global Bond Index Series is a series of fixed income indices covering the principal government bond markets, global emerging, European covered, Sterling and Euro denominated corporate markets. FTSE continues to enhance and develop the indices in line with market and investor requirements.

The objective of the series is to create and maintain accurate indices by using contributed pricing from multiple sources including 16 out of the top 20 dealer banks in Global Fixed Income.

Introducing the FTSE Turkish Lira Government Bond Index

FTSE Group launched the FTSE Turkish Lira Government Bond Index on the 26th June 2006. The Turkish Lira Government Bond Index offers clients a relevant, accurate and investable index that measures the performance of the rapidly developing domestic Turkish Government Bond market.

Analysis of the index shows that it has outperformed both Eurozone and global government bond indices by over 140% since 2003. Investor demand for the index is strong, and a license to create an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has already been issued to Finans Portfoy Yonetimi.

The index is constructed from domestic bonds with a minimum nominal amount outstanding of 1,000 million Turkish Lira, and includes both straight bullet bonds and zero coupon bonds. Price and Total Return indices are available, constructed from 13 constituents using prices from the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The indices are calculated real-time and end of day.

For further information on the index and performance data statistics please view the factsheet.