NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of the S&P Emerging Markets Volatility Short-Term Futures Index. The Index, part of the S&P VIX® Futures Index Series, measures the return from a daily rolling long position in the first and second month CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index SM (VXEEM SM) futures contracts. The S&P Emerging Markets Volatility Short-Term Futures Index rolls continuously throughout each month from the first month VXEEM futures contract into the second month VXEEM futures contract.
A total return version of the S&P Emerging Markets Volatility Short-Term Futures Index is also calculated, which includes interest accrual on the notional value of the index based on the 3-month US Treasury rate and reinvestment into the Index.
"S&P Dow Jones Indices is launching this index in direct response to market demand for more volatility indices tracking more asset classes," says Reid Steadman, Vice President at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "We expect that the S&P Emerging Markets Volatility Short-Term Futures Index will become an important benchmark for investors seeking to measure the volatility of emerging markets."
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