Asset class in GS Quant provides a base for any security or observable instrument. In the GS
Quant environment, assets are used to describe any security with public identifiers (for example, a
stock or bond), as well as any custom product (e.g. bespoke index or basket). Assets are also used
to describe observable fixings which are used in derivative contracts (e.g. USD 3m Libor Rate).
Below is an overview of a few of the various asset types used in GS Quant to cover the various securities used across financial markets.
|INDEX||Index which tracks an evolving portfolio of securities, and can be traded through cash or derivatives markets|
|ETF||Exchange traded fund which tracks an evolving portfolio of securities and is listed on an exchange|
|BASKET||Bespoke basket which provides exposure to a customized collection of assets with levels published daily|
|STOCK||Listed equities which provide access to equity holding in a company and participation in dividends or other distributions|
|FUTURE||Standardized listed contract which provides delivery of an asset at a pre-defined forward date|
|CROSS||FX cross or currency pair which provides expoure to foreign exchange markets|
SecurityMaster class can be utilized for asset lookups.
Examples require an initialized GsSession and relevant identifier licenses. Please refer to Sessions for details.
from gs_quant.markets.securities import SecurityMaster, AssetIdentifier asset = SecurityMaster.get_asset('2407966', AssetIdentifier.SEDOL, sort_by_rank=True)
Out: <gs_quant.markets.securities.Stock at 0x2df00a956a0>
Other identifiers for the asset can also be obtained.
# Get all the current entitled identifiers of the asset asset.get_identifiers() # Get all the current entitled identifiers as of a certain date of the asset asset.get_identifiers(as_of=dt.date(2015, 1, 1))