ELEMENTS are exchange-traded notes brought to the market through industry-wide collaboration among Index Providers, Issuers, Distributors and Securities Exchanges.
Index Providers develop unique and robust total return market measures to be used in connection with ELEMENTS. Investors will get access to these market measures via ELEMENTS, which are senior unsecured obligations of Issuers. Distributors bring ELEMENTS to brokerage firms, so individual investors can easily access ELEMENTS via a broker or financial advisor. All ELEMENTS will be listed on a U.S. Securities Exchange.
Beeland Interests, Inc.
Beeland Interests, Inc., the publisher of the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI) and its sub-indices (the Indices), is owned and controlled by James Beeland Rogers, Jr (Jim Rogers.) The RICI and the Indices are overseen and managed by a committee (RICI Committee). Jim Rogers chairs the RICI Committee and controls its decisions. Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership, with George Soros. He taught finance at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a media commentator worldwide. He is the author of Adventure Capitalist, Investment Biker and Hot Commodities.
BNP Paribas (BNP)
BNP Paribas is one of the world's top 15 banks in terms of market capitalization. The Bank employs 140,000 in over 85 countries on six continents with 15,000 employees in the United States. An equity derivatives pioneer and industry leader, BNP Paribas engineers many of the most sophisticated equity and fund derivatives structured products in the market today. BNP Paribas has been recognized for its leadership and innovation in equity derivatives and has won some of the most prestigious industry awards.
Deutsche Bank Index Quant (DBIQ)
Deutsche Bank Index Quant (DBIQ) system is Deutsche Bank's powerful Web-based platform that provides sophisticated support for index and portfolio analysis. The DBIQ index family comprises of more than 6000 benchmark and tradeable indices covering the global fixed income, equity, FX, commodities, emerging markets and derivatives world. DB Liquid Commodity Index, DB Liquid Aggregate Index and Markit iBoxx Bond Indices are some of our flagship products. All indices are designed to be transparent and market reflective. The ease of use, speed, flexibility and wealth of data make the DBIQ system a compelling investment tool.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes, a unit of Dow Jones & Company, is a leading provider of market indexes, which it licenses 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 and provides a number of alternative indexes, including measures of the hedge fund and commodity markets. Dow Jones Indexes is co-owner of the Dow Jones STOXX Indexes, and together with Wilshire Associates, provides the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Index family.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in the United States and in major international markets. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 250,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles. The company has operations in 16 countries and minority ownership positions in companies based in three other countries.
Standard & Poors
Standard & Poor's Index Services, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500 and the S&P Global 1200, a composite index comprised of seven regional and country headline indices.
Credit Suisse, a corporation established under the laws of, and licensed as a bank in, Switzerland, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group. Credit Suisse's registered head office is in Zurich, and it has additional executive offices and principal branches located in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Credit Suisse provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products. Credit Suisse is active in other 50 countries and employs approximately 48,000 people from over 100 different nations. Credit Suisse was founded in 1856.
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft is a stock corporation organized under the laws of Germany and is the parent company of a group consisting of banks, capital market companies, fund management companies, a property finance company, installment financing companies, research and consultancy companies and other domestic and foreign companies. Deutsche Bank offers a wide variety of investment, financial and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities and institutional clients around the world. It is the largest bank in Germany and one of the largest financial institutions in Europe and the world measured by total assets.
HSBC USA Inc.
HSBC USA Inc. ("HUSI"), incorporated under the laws of Maryland, is a New York State-based bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. Through its affiliation with HSBC Holdings plc ("HSBC"), HUSI offers its customers access to global markets and services and plays a role in the delivery and processing of HSBC products. HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. Headquartered in London, England, HSBC's international network comprises over 10,000 offices in 83 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) provides access to financial solutions for export and infrastructure. The main businesses include export credits, lending, structured financing, project financing, leasing, capital markets products, and financial advisory services. Targeted to investors all over the globe, SEK issues interest rate, FX, equity, commodities and credit linked notes. SEK is known for its flexible approach to funding, and it is also an experienced issuer of plain vanilla benchmark bonds in the international capital markets. SEK was founded in 1962 and is owned by the Swedish state.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S)
MLPF&S is one of the worlds leading broker-dealers. MLPF&S, together with its affiliates (the Company), provides investment, financing, and related services to individuals and institutions on a global basis. Services provided to clients include securities brokerage, trading, and underwriting; investment banking, strategic advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate finance activities; origination, brokerage, dealer and related activities in swaps, options, forwards, exchange-traded futures, other derivatives and foreign exchange products; securities clearance and settlement financing services and investment advisory and related record keeping services. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.
New York Stock Exchange ARCA (NYSE ARCA)
is a globally recognized, fully electronic platform that trades, on average, a billion shares per day. NYSE Arca is affiliated with NYSE, through their common parent NYSE Euronext.