Deutsche Börse expands XTF segment on Xtra
Deutsche Börse has further expanded its XTF segment for ETFs on the pan-European Xetra trading platform. Ten new funds from iShares plc were listed by Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in March.
The new ETFs increase investment opportunities on a wide range of markets. Three ETFs use real estate indices as underlyings. These funds chart the performance of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index and the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Property Indices for the US and Asia.
Another five of the ETFs allow investors to track the performance of bonds with varying terms and currencies. Finally, investors can focus on tracking the performance of the equity market on an emerging market with the iShares MSCI Turkey, and the performance of 100 companies from the infrastructure sector with the iShares FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100.
In 2006, turnover in the XTF segment was up 45 percent year-on-year to total EUR 66.7 billion, while assets under management rose by 77 percent to reach a record high of EUR 47.6 billion.
A total of 194 index funds are currently listed in the XTF segment. This product offering, together with an average monthly trading volume of over EUR 5 billion, makes Deutsche Börse's XTF segment Europe's leading trading venue for ETFs.
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