NASDAQ Financial Products A unique asset among stock markets, NASDAQ Financial Products (NFP), provides innovative services and products for individual and institutional investors alike. Through a strategy of developing, calculating, administering, disseminating and licensing indexes that leverage the NASDAQ-brand attributes of innovation, growth, technology and global reach, NFP offers institutional and retail traders and investors a strong portfolio of index products and services. In turn, these ﬁnancial products provide NASDAQ-listed companies with direct and indirect investment and visibility and further creates a unique index data set that contributes to the robustness of NASDAQ’s overall data products. • NFP’s licensed-product portfolio has grown to over 600 ﬁnancial products in 36 countries around the world. • Five new NASDAQ-branded indexes were launched in 2007: – NASDAQ NeuroInsights® NeuroTech Index – NASDAQ Internet IndexSM – NASDAQ Q-50 IndexSM – CBOE NASDAQ-100 BuyWrite IndexSM – NASDAQ China IndexSM • In addition to creating its own branded indexes, NASDAQ delivers custom indexes to select banks, broker-dealers, investment management organizations and others. In 2007, NFP designed 13 new Global Depositary Receipt international, regional and sector indexes for JP Morgan. NFP also designed and launched the BetterInvesting 100 Index (BIXX) for the National Association of Investors Corporation. • NFP completed the transfer of the sponsorship of QQQ®, EQQQSM and the BLDRS® exchange traded funds to PowerShares Capital Management during 2007. • NFP, NASDAQ Corporate Client Group and The NASDAQ Market CenterSM jointly developed and launched the highly acclaimed NASDAQ ETF Market segment. Through the creation of The PORTAL Market — a NASDAQ Institutional Market — NFP has created the ﬁrst industry-wide platform for the placement and trading of 144A equity and debt securities. • The PORTAL Market received approval in July from the SEC authorizing the market, which received over 2,400 applications ﬁled in 2007. • A web-based equity trading system was launched in mid-August. This equity trading platform included over 775 securities by the end of 2007. A complementary debt trading system is currently in development and scheduled to launch in 2008. • In 2007, there were over 100 Qualiied Institutional Buyers (QIBs) PORTAL certiﬁed as investors, dealers or brokers.
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