Index Licensing & ETPs

Nasdaq Global Indexes is dedicated to designing powerful, relevant index and benchmark families that meet the demands of the continually changing market environment.

Custom Index Design

Beyond licensing our own indexes, Nasdaq provides independent custom index services and design solution to bring your benchmark ideas to fruition.

Nasdaq Global Indexes provides independent, third-party custom index services and design solutions to financial organizations worldwide. Nasdaq custom indexes can be used as benchmarks, research and performance tools, or as underlyings for index-linked financial products including ETPs and structured products. Nasdaq custom index services allow you to deconstruct an existing index or create a new index. Our capabilities allow the client to set unique parameters based on regions, sectors, theme, taxes, regulatory constraints, calculation methods or specific investment strategies to create the exact index needed. Our experienced staff will guide you through the process.

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Nasdaq Custom Index Process

Nasdaq offers more than 40 years of experience in index research, creation and calculation services. Our power brand, exceptional customer service and flexible terms make us an ideal partner for developing and implementing a specific investment strategy.

Index Licensing

Nasdaq Global Indexes provide comprehensive insight into the global markets and our unparalleled transparency, unique methodologies and full-service capabilities set us apart from other indexers. 

Whether you are a fund manager, asset manager, ETF Strategist or RIA, Nasdaq can be used to benchmark both active and passive strategies. Our indexes can be used to license: 

  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)
  • Structured Products
  • Futures and Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Annuities and Insurance Products
  • Other Derivatives

ETPs linked to Nasdaq Global Indexes

We are proud to partner with many of the most recognizable product sponsors around the globe, and embrace opportunities to work with smaller firms seeking to ignite new ambition. In addition to the exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed below, our indexes power more than 9,000 structured products around the world. And as a full-service indexer, we can help lead you through the process from Creation to Listing through Dissemination via Nasdaq Global Index Watch feed. In fact, based on trading volume, The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) is the world’s largest exchange for exchange traded funds (ETFs). Find out more about Nasdaq ETF Listing services.

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"At PacerETFs we value the relationship we have with Nasdaq. One of the principles the Nasdaq stands for is innovation. The Nasdaq100 Index, which we use in PTNQ, is filled with companies that are on the forefront of innovation. The companies in the Index grow their Revenue, the Earnings, and their Dividends at more than double the rate of the other major Indexes. If fundamentals matter, the Nasdaq 100, and PTNQ, is the place where investors should be looking to allocate a portion of their US Large-Cap exposure today.”

- Sean O’Hara, Director Pacer ETF Distributors

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