India’s first bond index series launched by SBI

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State Bank of India (SBI) along with FTSE Russell, global index and data provider launched FTSE SBI Bond Index series at London Stock Exchange (LSE). It is India’s first bond index series for overseas investors.

FTSE SBI Bond Index Series

FTSE SBI Bond Index is positioned as first-of-its-kind transparent and reliable benchmark for investors in international markets to analyse India’s government bond market. It will significantly contribute to development and broadening of Indian bond market. It demonstrates SBI’s commitment to play a befitting leadership role in the development of India’s bond market.

Overview

Indian government bond market is worth around $1.7 trillion. Prior to the launch of FTSE SBI Bond Index, the bond market was not having any reliable international indices on which international investors can invest in the country. Investors are eager to invest in India but lacked enough depth in terms of the various types of bond products