Excerpt Europe Real Estate Yearbook 2006: Indices for derivatives

Almost all of the UK commercial property derivative contracts agreed to date are formally priced off the IPD UK Annual Index, with the Monthly Index used to inform secondary market trades.

Most recently, two sector spread trades have been completed through ABN Amro, exploiting both retail and office sector indices. In all, now 10 major investment banks have sought and been granted licences to exploit these indices, and a further three banks are close to agreeing such licences. Total contract values are running in excess of £800 mln. More...
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