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Index Overview
The Northern Trust Credit-Scored US Corporate Bond Index is designed to measure the performance of a diversified universe of intermediate maturity, US-dollar denominated bonds of companies with investment grade credit quality, and enhanced short-term and long-term solvency.
Index Construction
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Index Methodology
The construction of the index begins with a securities screen to determine eligible securities. Once all eligible securities have been identified, the securities’ are then optimized based on their exposure to quantitative factors such as:

  • Credit-Score, as determined by Northern Trust’s Quantitative Research team’s proprietary scoring model
  • Option Adjusted Spread (OAS)
  • Effective Duration

The primary objective of the optimization is to maximize the index’s exposure to the credit-score factor, and maintain a similar Option Adjusted Spread and Effective Duration profile relative to our eligible universe.

For more details on this methodology, please see the Index Documents tab.
Index Return Streams Available
  • Price Return: NTUCCB
  • Total Return: NTUCCBTR

Related Documents

 
Inception Date30-SEP-14
Index Value at Inception Date1,000
Hypothetical Inception Date31-DEC-03
Index Value at Hypothetical Inception Date559.27

Total Returns

As of 15-AUG-18
 1 Month %1 Month Annualized %3 Month %3 Month Annualized %6 Month %6 Month Annualized %YTD %YTD Annualized %Since Inception %Since Inception Annualized %Inception Date
NTUCCBTR
0.596.731.857.560.992.01-0.97-1.5410.092.5130-SEP-14
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Index Characteristics
 
Index Constituents1,472
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity3.66%
Weighted Average Coupon3.43%
Weighted Average Yield to Worst3.65%
15-AUG-18
Weighted Average Maturity5.34
Weighted Average Effective Duration4.68
Weighted Average Option Adjusted Spread91.62
Weighted Average NRSRO RatingA-
Index Composition

Top 10 Constituents Weights
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as of 15-AUG-18
Security NameWeight
BANK AMER CORP 3.0040 12/20/20220.51%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 5.7500 01/24/20220.42%
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN INC 3.3000 02/01/20230.40%
BANK AMER CORP 3.3000 01/11/20230.37%
MEDTRONIC INC 3.5000 03/15/20250.35%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 5.2500 07/27/20210.35%
VISA INC 3.1500 12/14/20250.34%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.1500 09/15/20230.32%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP 2.8760 10/31/20210.28%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 3.0000 04/26/20220.27%
% of Index3.61%

Top 10 Issuers by Index Weight
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as of 15-AUG-18
Issuer Name# of IssuesWeight
BANK AMER CORP355.00%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO354.99%
CITIGROUP INC344.65%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC263.69%
MORGAN STANLEY222.36%
WELLS FARGO CO MTN BE192.20%
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINL GROUP INC231.87%
APPLE INC251.79%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC141.69%
HSBC HLDGS PLC201.65%
% of Index29.89%

Key Rate Duration (KRD)
 

as of 15-AUG-18
MaturityKRD
3 Month0.00
1 Year0.01
2 Year0.23
3 Year0.84
5 Year1.11
7 Year1.59
10 Year0.90
15 Year0.00
20 Year0.00
25 Year0.00
30 Year0.00
YEARS4.68
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