Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,500 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace. Markit offers independent, transparent and objective indices for trading, product structuring and data. Existing indices cover bonds, commodities/environmental, credit, equities, FX, loans and structured finance. The indices are used by investment professionals for performance benchmarking and as the basis for financial products, including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). For more information, visit