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SSgA launches first ever ETF to track MSCI World Small Cap Index

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 12:13

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has listed the first ETF to track the MSCI World Small Cap Index, capturing small cap representation across 24 developed market countries globally.

The new UCITS ETF has been listed on Deutsche Börse, Xetra.
SPDR MSCI World Small Cap UCITS ETF complements SSgAs existing range of small cap funds including SPDR MSCI Europe Small Cap UCITS ETF and SPDR MSCI Emerging Market Small Cap UCITS ETF. It offers exposure to the small cap segment of all developed markets in a single investment and can be used to tilt a portfolio towards growth.
Eleanor Hope-Bell, head of SPDR UK at SSgA, says: “Small caps are an attractive segment of the market offering the potential for high returns and greater diversification within a portfolio. Small caps also tend to outperform large cap stocks over time. MSCI World Small Cap, for example, has outperformed MSCI World in the last three, five and ten years. This investment tool will help investors capture the ‘small cap premium’ identified in academic research globally.”
SSgA has achieved USD3.4bn in net ETF inflows year-to-date and has 53 SPDR ETFs available across Europe.

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