Interactive Data to publish values for Wilshire Indexes in real-time to the NASDAQ OMX GIDS
Wilshire Associates, an independent investment consulting and services firm, has selected the NASDAQ OMX Group and Interactive Data, a provider of financial market data, analytics, to support several of the indexes from the suite of Wilshire Indexes.
Wilshire has selected Interactive Data’s Pricing and Reference Data business to calculate the real-time values for selected indexes. NASDAQ OMX was selected as disseminator of index values for these Wilshire Indexes through NASDAQ OMX’s Global Access solutions.
Interactive Data will publish values for the selected Wilshire Indexes in real-time to the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service (GIDS). GIDS designed to facilitate trading performance and portfolio valuation due to real-time dissemination of index data. Interactive Data’s Basket Calculation Service utilizes real-time equity pricing data from global exchanges to calculate real-time values for indices.
David Hall, senior managing director of Wilshire Associates and head of the Wilshire Equity Analytics division at Wilshire Analytics, said: We are confident that Wilshire Indexes provide the best measure of equities markets spanning the globe and that through our relationship with Interactive Data and NASDAQ OMX, investors will quickly adopt them as their preferred index family.