Barclays is a leader in inflation-linked products. We are a leading market maker in global inflation-linked securities, a top-tier lead-manager of issuance and the foremost innovator in this asset class across cash, derivatives and structured note products. We have one of the largest inflation-linked bond franchises globally that enables us to offer our clients an unsurpassed breadth of products. We devote significant resources to origination, trading, distribution, research and analytical tools. We have earned widespread recognition for our expertise and innovation in this important segment of the fixed income market.
Barclays has a long standing commitment to the development and growth of inflation-linked markets. We have led the way in supporting and advising on the issuance of and investment in inflation-linked bonds. In Europe, Barclays was involved as lead manager in the first French government bond issues linked to French inflation and Euro zone inflation. We were the first investment bank to take advantage of the facility to strip TIPS in the US.
Our global distribution teams partner with clients to deliver products that match their needs. Barclays award-winning specialist teams provide pension funds and insurance companies with tailored asset-liability management solutions. In recent years, we have established ourselves as the inflation-linked “beta” return provider of choice in the industry.
Barclays industry leading global inflation-linked research team focuses on all aspects of bonds and derivatives. The team produces a range of research reports including the Global-Inflation Linked Monthly, daily commentaries, various regular publications and trade ideas.
We offer extensive web-based analytics for clients, making available our substantial inflation-linked bond database, complete with on-line tools to interrogate and chart the information. We also provide interactive forward rate, carry and breakeven protection analysis.
We are committed to client education and regularly host conferences in Asia, Europe and the US dedicated to inflation-linked products.
- We launched the first global inflation-linked bond in 1997. The market has since grown rapidly and we now publish more than 500 indices daily
- The indices cover eleven sovereign markets, quasi-sovereign issues in the Euro market and a full credit index in sterling. The index family includes the widely followed Euro Government and World Government Inflation-Linked Bond indices
- Barclays Algorithmic Inflation Momentum Switching (AIMS) index broke new ground as the first algorithmic trading index to capture value from trading break-even inflation in the US TIPS market
- In February 2009 Barclays launched the INSPIRE index family, the framework of which is a solution for obtaining liquid inflation exposure in markets where access to inflation-linked instruments is illiquid or non-existent