Index Licensing

IISL Indices are used as an underlying for a wide range of financial instruments offered by financial institutions, asset management companies, etc., to their investors worldwide.

These include structured financial products as well as index funds and exchange traded funds. A license from IISL is required for creating a product based on or linked to an IISL index. IISL also offers annual global licenses covering all index-linked financial instruments by an institution, as well as licenses for single transactions.


Investors, asset managers and financial institutions may use IISL indices to track the performance of funds, or as benchmarks for their actively managed portfolios.If an institution is benchmarking the performance of its product to any of the IISL Indices, prior approval is required from IISL along with payment of fees, where applicable. If the AMC or the financial institution uses the IISL trademarks and the indices as an underlying for their Products, then it is mandatory for these financial institutions to seek IISL’s prior approval and executing a license agreement with IISL.

Licensed Uses and Applications

  • Exchange Traded Derivatives
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Index Funds
  • Structured Products & OTC Derivatives
  • Annuities and Other Insurance Products

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