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Boost and DAB announce Free Trading commissions in Boost’s Exchange Traded Products

Monday 06th July '15

  • DAB will allow all its clients to trade Boost’s Non-Commodity Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) for FREE from 1 July 2015 until 30 September 2015
  • Boost’s range includes the main commodity, equity, currency, foreign exchange benchmarks including Oil, EuroSTOXX and DAX

Frankfurt, 06 July 2015: WisdomTree Europe, an Exchange Traded Fund (“ETF”) and exchange traded product (“ETP”) sponsor, and specialist in short & leverage (“S&L”) ETPs through the Boost ETP product range, is proud to announce that customers of DAB will be able to trade a range of Boost’s ETP’s for free until 30 September 2015.

Hector McNeil Co-CEO of WisdomTree Europe, commented:

“Both Boost and DAB believe strongly in the growth of the ETP market and believe that education is the key to continuing the spectacular growth of ETPs to all customer groups. Alongside DAB we will provide some of the most comprehensive investor educational tools available. This will involve generic ETF and ETP education and specific education on S&L ETPs.

We hope that DAB customers will embrace this offer and see the advantages of Boost range and add S&L ETPs to their investment tool box.”

Demand for transparent S&L ETPs has increased over the past few years with global S&L ETP assets rising to $63bn*, as many financial markets have trended sideways, resulting in volatile but poor long term returns. 

S&L ETPs expand the investment range for investors and allow them to execute a wide variety of strategies including:

  • Leverage the daily returns of an investment for the same capital as a non-leveraged trade
  • Hedge existing positions in one simple trade
  • Use a long or short strategy to take advantage of any short term rises or falls in the market, especially in a sideways trending market
  • Use in pairs to trade and take advantage of undervalued assets
  • Get short the market efficiently and cheaply without having to arrange and finance complex stock borrowing positions

Investors have been increasing their use of S&L ETPs for a variety of reasons. There is wider product availability, greater product knowledge from improved educational resources and increased demand for hedging tools and leveraged instruments due to current market conditions. There is also a move towards independent, transparent and exchange traded instruments such as ETFs and ETPs. Boost has worked hard to introduce investor education tools in order to help grow the investor base adopting S&L ETPs. The most recent being the ‘Adviser Tool Kit’.

Visit the DAB website for further information on the free trade deal.

 

Source: Short and Leverage Global flows Report, 30 June 2015

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About WisdomTree Europe Ltd. 

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe, including WisdomTree Europe Ltd. based in London, is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. Through WisdomTree Europe Ltd, it sponsors WisdomTree UCITS ETFs and Boost short and leverage ETPs. WisdomTree currently has approximately $62.3 billion in assets under management globally (as of 02 July 2015). For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com. 

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide. 

Boost ETPs help expand the investment horizons of investors and allow them to execute a wide variety of strategies which include:

  • Leverage the daily returns of an investment for the same capital as a non-leveraged trade
  • Hedge existing positions in one simple trade
  • Use a long or short strategy to take advantage of any short term rises or falls in the market, especially in a sideways trending market
  • Pair trading to take advantage of undervalued assets
  • Shorting the market efficiently and cheaply without having to arrange and finance complex stock borrowing positions

Similar to exchange traded funds (ETFs), Boost ETPs are liquid, accessible and simple. Boost ETPs can be created and redeemed on a continuous basis by market makers, matching the tremendous liquidity of the underlying markets and can be traded by investors on a regulated exchange in the same way as any equity. Boost ETPs provide accurate and transparent leveraged and short exposure to recognised benchmarks in a single trade. In addition, Boost leveraged and short ETPs require no borrowing of stock or funds to gain the relevant exposure. Boost ETPs are simply priced off transparent indices published by world class index providers. 

Boost ETPs are backed by robust risk management where (i) depending on the credit rating of Boost’s counterparties, the mix of sovereign bonds held in the posted collateral will increase, and (ii) no cash or collateral will be delivered by Boost to a counterparty unless Boost has received payment first. 

Boost ETP's key features include:

  • Independence - Boost is independent from any investment bank, swap provider, market maker, trustee or custodian
  • Best of breed – Boost’s investors benefit from efficient products with liquidity, strong counterparty risk management and relatively low costs as well as the wealth of experience provided by Boost’s management and world class service providers
  • Transparency – Boost discloses all fees, collateral holdings and details on its website each day
  • Innovative and nimble - Boost aims to be a leader in innovation, as evidenced by the ETPs issued, and the product development and market research behind the products
  • Focused and specialised - Boost's strategy differs from the existing ETP issuers by not focusing on being everything to everyone
  • Educational - Boost focuses on providing all the educational and thought leadership tools needed by investors 

www.boostetp.com

Disclaimer 

WisdomTree Europe Ltd is an appointed representative of Mirabella Financial Services LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

The value of an investment in ETPs may go down as well as up and past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. An investment in ETPs is dependent on the performance of the underlying index, less costs, but it is not expected to match that performance precisely. ETPs involve numerous risks including among others, general market risks relating to the relevant underlying index, credit risks on the provider of index swaps utilised in the ETP, exchange rate risks, interest rate risks, inflationary risks, liquidity risks and legal and regulatory risks. 

ETPs offering daily leveraged or daily short exposures (“Leveraged ETPs”) are products which feature specific risks that prospective investors should understand before investing in them. Higher volatility of the underlying indices and holding periods longer than a day may have an adverse impact on the performance of Leveraged ETPs. As such, Leveraged ETPs are intended for financially sophisticated investors who wish to take a short term view on the underlying indices. As a consequence, WisdomTree Europe Ltd is not promoting or marketing BOOST ETPs to Retail Clients. Investors should refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" and “Economic Overview of the ETP Securities” in the Prospectus for further details of these and other risks associated with an investment in Leveraged ETPs and consult their financial advisors as needed. Within the United Kingdom, this document is only made available to professional clients and eligible counterparties as defined by the FCA. Under no circumstances should this document be forwarded to anyone in the United Kingdom who is not a professional client or eligible counterparty as defined by the FCA. This marketing information is intended for professional clients & sophisticated investors (as defined in the glossary of the FCA Handbook) only. 

This marketing information is derived from information generally available to the public from sources believed to be reliable although WisdomTree Europe Ltd does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of such information. All registered trademarks referred to herein have been licensed for use. None of the products discussed above are sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by any registered trademark owner and such owners make no representation or warranty regarding the advisability on dealing in any of the ETPs.