WisdomTree Launches Accumulating Share Classes of Broad Equity Income and Small Cap UCITS ETFs
Tuesday 22nd November '16
Milan, Thursday, 24 November 2016: WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor today announced the listing of accumulating share classes for its popular and broadly diversified equity income and small cap strategies on the Borsa Italiana. Income and dividend related strategies have proven popular with investors across Europe as they tackle the demands of a low return investment environment.
The power of dividends and dividend related strategies typically emanates from the benefits of compounded returns over longer investment time horizons. Research by MSCI into total returns has shown that over the past ten years, dividend growth and dividend yields have contributed to 78.6% of total returns for the MSCI ACWI index.
WisdomTree’s strategies are uniquely dividend weighted and therefore we believe they are best placed to offer clients enhanced risk adjusted total returns. The annual rebalance of the dividend weighted strategies also places an emphasis of reweighting back to fundamental value. The new share classes cover equity income strategies for the US, Europe and Emerging Markets as well as European small caps.
“Investors appreciate that dividend reinvestment can provide substantial benefits to long term investment strategies and this is especially the case for WisdomTree’s unique dividend weighted approach. These new share classes provide investors with flexibility, as well as adding to operational and fiscal efficiency,” said Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist. “We believe that providing a choice of both distributing and accumulating share classes allows investors to tailor their investment and income profile.”
“WisdomTree is delighted to evolve our product offering and be able to provide a solution for investors that reflects feedback that we have received across our Pan-European client base,” said Morgan Lee, Head of European Distribution. “These share classes offer a more streamlined and efficient approach to long-term investing, combined with the transparency, liquidity and efficiency of the UCITS ETF structure.”
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About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.
WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada (collectively, "WisdomTree"), 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 $38.8bn (as of 31 October 2016) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.
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