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Index Calculation System for Marketplaces

Nasdaq’s index and data solutions can help marketplaces to identify new opportunities to accelerate growth and drive revenue in areas, while decreasing the cost and complexity of managing data or introducing new solutions to market.

Do you want to be an index consumer or index producer?

Exchanges globally need unique ways to differentiate themselves amongst their peers, identify opportunities that will help them to achieve greater visibility, attract new business, keep existing customers, and create new revenue streams for the organization. The creation of bespoke indexes can be a powerful means of diversification to drive marketplaces forward.

Nasdaq Index Calculation System

To help marketplaces further diversify their business beyond the trade, Nasdaq’s Index Calculation Sysem provides marketplaces an intuitive, visually-rich index calculation platform to compute multi-asset, multi-currency indices. The solution enables marketplaces to operate and administer index calculations in-house, and provides the flexibility needed to define and create unique products while maintaining operational control and ensuring IP and ownership over the marketplaces’ indexes. Because calculations can be completed in-house, marketplaces can rapidly reduce time-to-market and introduce new products to market in an efficient, effective manner.

Highly customizable and able to handle any type of index or asset type, the solution’s modular design supports efficient implementation of feed handlers, customer index types, calculation algorithms and reports, decreasing time-to-market for new index products.

The Nasdaq Index Calculation connects to Nasdaq’s matching engines and other third-party systems. Additionally, the solution leverages Nasdaq’s MiQ infrastructure for communications and more.


  • Multi-asset, multi-currency coverage
  • Powerful index administration with management of calculation creation, supervision and maintenance 
  • Broad geographical coverage that can cater to local index creation 
  • Multiple input and output interface handling capabilities
  • Historical database for historical reporting, restatements and back-testing
  • Suite of  reports to meet your index needs,  including predicative reporting, to calculate adjusted index values prior to actual re-calculation
  • High availability, resiliency and operational security


  • Produce and distribute bespoke index product offerings, instead of just consuming other’s indexes
  • Create new revenue streams to deliver results to the marketplace’s top line
  • Broaden the product portfolio to bolster the brand and expand its reach
  • Reduce the time-to-market in delivering innovative offerings to members
  • Generate more value for members by enabling them to use more products and services from the marketplace
  • Future-proof Index Offering: A flexible, multi-asset, multi-currency engine enables exchanges to create new offerings as their strategy changes and the market evolves.

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Nasdaq Index Calculation System

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