updated 10/18/2010 10:15:55 AM ET 2010-10-18T14:15:55

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, LVA Indices (LVA), the leading fixed income index and pricing provider in Chile, and Proveedor Integral de Precios (PIP), a leading index and pricing provider in Latin America, today announced the launch of the Dow Jones LATixx Peru Government Nuevos Soles Bond and the Dow Jones LATixx Global Peru Government USD Bond Indexes. These indexes are designed to measure the performance of the Peruvian Government's local and global issues in Nuevos Soles and US Dollars.

The Dow Jones LATixx Indexes are designed to serve as basis for investment products such as exchange-traded funds, structured products, futures and options.

"These indexes provide investors with an opportunity to measure the bond market in the emerging nation of Peru," said Michael A. Petronella, president, Dow Jones Indexes. "This is the first index in the LATixx family of indexes which measures Peru, specifically.  We expect to expand this family of indexes to cover all of the major Latin American markets," noted Petronella.  

"These indexes will help to develop more sophisticated products in the local market as well as contribute to promoting the Peruvian market abroad, which in the last years has also been performing very well," said Manuel A. González, director of international administration, CEO, LVA Indices, Proveedor Integral de Precios.

"We believe these indexes will prove to be a significant contribution for local investment managers by providing them with an adequate benchmark to measure and analyze the performance of their portfolios," said Gregorio Gonzalez,

The Dow Jones LATixx Peru Government Nuevos Soles Bond and the Dow Jones LATixx Global Peru Government USD Bond Indexes are market-cap weighted. Weights are rebalanced monthly. The Dow Jones LATixx Peru Government Nuevos Soles Bond Index is calculated in Nuevos Soles and the Dow Jones LATixx Global Peru Government USD Bond Index is calculated in U.S. dollars.    

Back-tested historical data is available back to January 1, 2009, with the base date of December 31, 2008 and an initial value set to 1000.0.

As of September 30, 2010, the Dow Jones LATixx Peru Government Nuevos Soles Bond Index had a year-to-date performance of 3.49%.

As of September 30, 2010, the Dow Jones LATixx Global Peru Government USD Bond Index had a year-to-date performance of 16.62%.

For more information on the Dow Jones LATixx Indexes, please visit www.djindexes.com .

1The Dow Jones LATixx Peru Government Nuevos Soles Bond Index and the Dow Jones LATixx Global Peru Government USD Bond Index  were first published on October 18, 2010. All estimated daily historical closing prices prior to that date are based on back-testing (i.e., calculations of how the index might have performed in the past if it had existed). Back-tested performance information is purely hypothetical and is solely for informational purposes. Back-tested performance does not represent actual performance, and past performance is not indicative of future results.

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About Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes ( www.djindexes.com ) is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products. Best-known for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Indexes offers more than 130,000 equity indexes as well as fixed-income and alternative indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate. Dow Jones Indexes employs clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. Dow Jones Indexes is the marketing name for CME Group Index Services LLC, a joint venture company which is owned 90 percent by CME Group Inc. ( www.cmegroup.com ) and 10 percent by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. ( www.dowjones.com ), a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:NWSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) ( www.newscorp.com ).

"Dow Jones Indexes," the marketing name of CME Group Index Services LLC ("CME Indexes"), is a trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. "Dow Jones®," "Dow Jones Indexes," "DJ," "LVA," "PIP," "LATixx," "Dow Jones LATixx Indexes" and all other index names listed above are service marks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings, LLC ("Dow Jones"), LVA Indices S.A. ("LVA") and Proveedor Integral de Precios, S.A. de C.V. ("PIP"), as the case may be, and have been licensed for use by CME Indexes. "CME" is a trademark of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. All other names are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. The Dow Jones LATixx Indexes(SM) are published pursuant to an agreement among CME Indexes, LVA and PIP. Investment products based on the Dow Jones LATixx Indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, CME Indexes or their respective affiliates and none of Dow Jones, CME Indexes and their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. Inclusion of a company in any of the Dow Jones LATixx Indexes do not in any way reflect an opinion of Dow Jones, CME Indexes or any of their respective affiliates on the investment merits of such company. None of Dow Jones, CME Indexes or any of their respective affiliates is providing investment advice in connection with these indexes.

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