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WisdomTree launches Boost Volatility and Emerging Markets Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) on the Deutsche Börse Xetra

Thursday 23rd June '16

 

London, 23 June 2016: WisdomTree Europe, an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor today announced that it has listed three new ETPs on the Deutsche Börse Xetra as part of its Boost product range.

The new ETPs come on the back of increasing demand for Boost Short & Leveraged ETPs. As of 31 May 2016, Boost ETPs reached almost $583 million in AUM. These new ETPs add more breadth and depth to the Companys already comprehensive product offering.

Listing Name ISIN Trading Currency Ticker
Boost S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25x Leverage Daily ETP DE000A2BGQ13 EUR VIXL
Boost Emerging Markets 3x Leverage Daily ETP DE000A2BGQ21 EUR 3E3M
Boost Emerging Markets 3x Short Daily ETP DE000A2BGQ39 EUR 3E3S 

 

Boost S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25 x Leverage Daily ETP

The VIX Index measures the return from a daily rolling long position in the first and second month VIX futures contract. The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index ER is considered a useful tool for hedging against potential large and sudden drops in the US equity market and, historically, has had a negative correlation to the S&P 500. The Boost S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures 2.25x Leverage Daily ETP provides 2.25 times the daily performance of the Index, adjusted to reflect fees and costs inherent to maintaining and rolling a leveraged position in the futures, plus interest revenue earned on the collateralised amount.

 

Boost Emerging Markets 3x Leverage / 3x Short Daily ETP

The Boost Emerging Markets ETPs provide 3x long and 3x short exposure to the Emerging Equities Rolling Futures Index, which tracks Front Quarter and Second Quarter MSCI Emerging Markets Index futures. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index futures provide exposure to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, a free float-adjusted market capitalisation index designed to measure the equity market performance of the following 23 emerging markets countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. With 835 constituents, this index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalisation in each country covered.

The Boost Emerging Markets 3x Leverage Daily ETP and the Boost Emerging Markets 3x Short Daily ETP provide three (3) times long and (3) times short (respectively) the daily performance of the Index, in both cases adjusted to reflect fees and costs inherent to maintaining and rolling a leveraged position in the futures, plus interest revenue earned on the collateralised amount.

Boost’s S&L ETP platform now covers the world’s major asset classes, which include equities, volatility, fixed income, currencies, and commodities. This brings the Boost ETP product range to a total of 144[AS1]  listings on Borsa Italiana, the London Stock Exchange and Germany’s Xetra.

Viktor Nossek, Director of Research at WisdomTree Europe, commented:

“This year’s volatility underpinned by China’s slowdown and slumping commodities has soured sentiment in risk assets, forcing global growth expectations down and creating opportunities to position bearishly in equities. US equity markets’ relatively high exposure to tech stocks suffering from recent disappointing financial results and downgraded growth expectations has added to the rise in volatility in this region. With a leveraged S&P 500 VIX short-term futures ETP, investors can tactically and efficiently position around rising risks in equity markets by using less capital to obtain the same (unlevered) exposure or amplify their exposure with the same capital.

The geared long-and-short ETPs tracking Emerging Markets are a way to position tactically around the uncertainty in the region, as 2016 begins with a stark divergence in the outlook on growth within the region: Russia and Brazil are in recession, China’s politically orchestrated rebalancing is enforcing an economic slowdown, even while India still sustains a boom. However, much of these expectations remain driven by volatile commodity prices, and the recent rebound of crude oil is giving EM commodity exporter stocks another boost. Until the dust settles and the economic picture for the region stabilises, investors may look for short-term opportunities to trade in and out, or hedge their EM exposure which, using leverage, requires less capital to achieve. These new products provide investors with a new set of momentum and hedging opportunities within the Boost S&L ETP range”.


Notes to Editors

About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Japan (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 $43.2 billion (as of 31 May 2016) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.

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