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Five new iShares ETFs launched on Xetra

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 12:21

Four new equity index exchange-traded funds and one new bond index ETF issued by iShares have been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment since Monday.

The aim of four equity ETFs – iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility, iShares MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility, iShares MSCI World Minimum Volatility, and iShares S&P 500 Minimum Volatility – is to track the performance of stock corporations which have exhibited low volatility in the past.

Investors are able to focus on the following corporate markets: emerging markets, Europe, the US and the market as a whole.

The fifth of the new ETFs – the iShares Global High Yield Bond – gives investors access to US dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar and euro-denominated corporate bonds from industrialised countries with a sub-investment grade rating. The remaining maturity for new bonds is at least 1.5 years and no more than 15 years. To maintain diversification, no single issuer may account for more than three per cent of the index.

The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 1,025 exchange-listed index funds, making it the largest offering of all European stock exchanges.

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