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Interactive Data

June 19, 2014 09:00 ET

Interactive Data to Provide Evaluated Prices for New U.S. Agency CMBS Component of Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

Latest in Range of Services Offered by Interactive Data to Support Index Providers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2014) - Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of independent evaluated pricing and reference data services, today announced that it will provide evaluated prices to Barclays for use in the newly-added U.S. Agency Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) component of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. This is the latest development in Interactive Data's wide range of offerings to support the growing index services industry.

Interactive Data will additionally provide evaluated pricing for use in the Barclays Contingent Capital Bonds Index (CoCo).

"We are honored to provide evaluated prices for this important new component of the U.S. Aggregate Bond Index," said Andrew Hausman, President, Pricing & Reference Data for Interactive Data. "This service illustrates how our wide range of products and services and extensive fixed income evaluations coverage enables our index sponsor clients like Barclays to expand their own product offerings to benefit the marketplace."

In addition to providing evaluated prices for the new Agency CMBS component of the US Aggregate Bond Index, Interactive Data also provides evaluations for bonds that are components of other Barclays bond indices such as the U.S. Municipal Bond Index, U.S. Corporate High Yield and the U.S. Floating Rate Note Index.

Other recent examples highlighting the growth and expansion in Interactive Data's index services offerings include:

In June 2014, MSCI announced an arrangement with Interactive Data to provide MSCI indexes with fair value pricing. The MSCI Indexes are calculated by MSCI using fair value evaluated prices as of the close of the New York Stock Exchange provided by Interactive Data's Fair Value Information Service. These indexes aim to reflect the daily pricing adjustments that US mutual funds may make when assessing the fair value of their international equity holdings as part of the fund's NAV calculation.

In July 2013, BlackRock, Inc launched its CoRI Retirement Index with Interactive Data as the index calculation agent.

Interactive Data's Index Services provide independent and objective operational outsourcing, including the design, support, maintenance, calculation and distribution of indexes across fixed income instruments, currencies, equities and commodities.

About Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data is an industry leader, providing major financial institutions and corporations worldwide with timely, high-quality independent evaluated prices to support their mission-critical operations. The Firm delivers daily evaluations representing approximately 100 countries and 30 different currencies for 2.7 million financial instruments. Thousands of financial institutions worldwide, ranging from central banks to large investment banks to hedge funds, subscribe to Interactive Data's daily evaluated pricing. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

Pricing, evaluations and reference data are provided in the US through Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data LLC and internationally through Interactive Data (Europe) Ltd. and Interactive Data (Australia) Pty Ltd.

For more information about Interactive Data please visit: www.interactivedata.com.

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