Salomon Smith Barney World Government Bond Index


Salomon Smith Barney World Government Bond Index

The Salomon Smith Barney World Government Bond Index is a market capitalization weighted bond index consisting of the government bond markets of the following countries:
*Australia
*Austria
*Belgium
*Canada
*Denmark
*Finland
*France
*Germany
*Italy
*Japan
*Netherlands
*Spain
*Sweden
*Switzerland
*United Kingdom
*United States

Country eligibility is determined based upon market capitalization and investability criteria. The index includes all fixed-rate bonds with a remaining maturity of one year or longer and with amounts outstanding of at least the equivalent of US$25 million. Government securities typically exclude floating or variable rate bonds, US/Canadian savings bonds and private placements. It is not possible to invest directly in such an index.

ee also

*Bond market index
*Government bond


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