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Index Overview
The Northern Trust Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index is designed to measure the performance of a diversified universe of longer term maturity, US-dollar denominated bonds of companies with investment grade credit quality, and enhanced short-term and long-term solvency.
Index Construction
Optimized
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: NTUCLCB
  • Total Return: NTUCLCBTR

Related Documents

 
Inception Date29-MAY-15
Index Value at Inception Date1,000
Hypothetical Inception Date31-DEC-03
Index Value at Hypothetical Inception Date448.11

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
NTUCLCBTR
0.182.042.8711.88-0.31-0.62-5.27-8.2614.054.1729-MAY-15
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Index Composition
 
Index Constituents826
Weighted Average Yield to Maturity4.56%
Weighted Average Coupon5.04%
Weighted Average Yield to Worst4.55%
15-AUG-18
Weighted Average Maturity23.64
Weighted Average Effective Duration13.85
Weighted Average Option Adjusted Spread159.12
Weighted Average NRSRO RatingA-
Index Characteristics

Top 10 Constituents Weights
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as of 15-AUG-18
Security NameWeight
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FIN INC 4.7000 02/01/20360.81%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 6.7500 10/01/20370.78%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.0120 08/21/20540.71%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.6720 03/15/20550.64%
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM INTL FIN B V 8.7500 06/15/20300.63%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.5220 09/15/20480.61%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 4.8620 08/21/20460.61%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 6.4000 05/15/20380.58%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 5.0120 04/15/20490.53%
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC 9.1250 12/15/20300.51%
% of Index6.41%

Top 10 Issuers by Index Weight
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as of 15-AUG-18
Issuer Name# of IssuesWeight
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC175.02%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO123.92%
COMCAST CORP NEW243.72%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC93.02%
CITIGROUP INC122.64%
BANK AMER CORP102.58%
AT&T INC102.20%
MICROSOFT CORP182.18%
ENTERPRISE PRODS OPER LLC111.83%
21ST CENTY FOX AMER INC91.69%
% of Index28.80%

Key Rate Duration (KRD)
 

as of 15-AUG-18
MaturityKRD
3 Month0.01
1 Year0.02
2 Year0.03
3 Year0.08
5 Year0.15
7 Year0.26
10 Year0.78
15 Year1.92
20 Year3.04
25 Year4.01
30 Year3.50
YEARS13.80
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Northern Trust Credit-Scored US Long Corporate Bond Index
NTUCLCBTR
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