Top asset classes
Asset classes are a group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same laws and regulations.
The Top Asset Classes are products linked to a certain asset class with highest sales volumes over a defined period. Definitions for the asset classes held within our database can be found below:
- Alternatives: Underlying is composed of non-traditional asset classes such as hedge funds
- Commodities: Underlying is composed of physical commodities such as energy products, metals or agricultural products
- Credit: The risk of default (credit risk) associated to various companies.
- Equity (Index Basket): Underlying is composed of more than one equity index
- Equity (Share Basket): Underlying is composed of shares of more than one company
- Equity (Single Index): Underlying is composed of one equity index
- Equity (Single Share): Underlying is composed of shares in one company
- Fund: Authorized fund, in the UK typically a Unit Trust or OEIC
- FX Rate: Foreign exchange rate
- Hybrid: Underlying is a mixture of different Asset Classes
- Inflation: Increase in the general price level of goods and services.
- Interest Rate: Underlying is composed of one or more interest rates or bond prices/yields
- Others: Underlying is composed of non-traditional asset classes such as sport, temperature, election results, etc
- Real Estate: Underlying is composed of either commercial or residential real estate (property) values/indices
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