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WisdomTree Declares Second Quarter Dividend Distributions

Friday 23rd June '17

WisdomTree, the exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor today announced the dividend distributions for the second quarter of 2017 of the WisdomTree UCITS ETFs, as detailed below:

 

Announcement

Date: 22 June 2017

Ex-Date: 29 June 2017

Record Date: 30 June 2017

Payment Date: 11 July 2017

 

 Sub-Fund/Share Class  ISIN  Currency  Amount per Share
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income UCITS ETF  IE00BQQ3Q067 USD 0.1305
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF  IE00BQZJBM26 USD 0.1305
WisdomTree US Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBQ63 USD 0.1299
WisdomTree US Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF  IE00BQZJBT94 USD 0.1401
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBX31 EUR 0.3844
WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJC527 EUR 0.3606
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGT035 USD 0.0904
WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF IE00BVFB1H83 EUR Null**
WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BVXC4854 USD 0.0586
WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged  IE00BYQCZF74 GBP 0.0639*
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BVXBH163 USD 0.3733
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged
IE00BYQCZQ89 GBP 0.4732*
WisdomTree UK Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGTJ26 GBP 0.1547
WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF - GBP Hedged IE00BVXBGY20 GBP 0.2347
WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF - USD Hedged IE00BYQCZ682 USD 0.3906*
WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF - USD IE00BZ1GHD37 USD Null**
WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF - EUR IE00BZ56SY76 EUR 0.2088
WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF - USD IE00BZ56RD98 USD 0.0789
WisdomTree Global Quality Dividend Growth UCITS ETF - USD IE00BZ56RN96 USD 0.2871
WisdomTree India Quality UCITS ETF - USD IE00BDGSNK96 USD Null**

*Amount converted to share class currency using the WMR 4pm rate on 21 June.
**Distributions have been rolled forward to a later distribution date

 

Key points to note:

  1. WisdomTree’s Equity Income ETFs tilt around defensive sectors such as energy, utilities and financials, offering an approach that hunts for valuation opportunities in different regional equity markets.
  2. The yield premium attained with WisdomTree’s Equity Income approach was harnessed by three key components:
  • By screening for the highest dividend-yielding segment of the stock market, all non-dividend payers were automatically excluded from the index, unlike market-cap weighted indices, where size will potentially expose investors to low yields or non-dividend payers. 
  • By weighting by total cash-dividends as opposed to just dividend yield, the risks to value traps were mitigated, as stocks demonstrating the largest cash dividends received the highest weight.
  • Through the annual rebalance, sufficient scope allowed for value opportunities to emerge and for expensive growth stocks to be removed. Over several rebalancing cycles, a yield premium over market-cap weighted strategies is maintained, along with the potential for better risk-adjusted returns.

WisdomTree UCITS ETF Index yields vs comparative indices:

Comparisons Trailing 12M Dividend Yield
WisdomTree US Equity Income NTR Index (USD) 3.69%
S&P 500 NTR Index (USD) 1.97%
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 1.49%
Russell 2000 NTR Index (USD) 1.40%
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income NTR Index (EUR) 4.73%
MSCI Europe NTR Index (EUR) 3.33%
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (EUR) 3.33%
MSCI Europe Small Cap NTR Index (EUR) 2.48%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend NTR Index (USD) 5.04%
MSCI Emerging Markets NTR Index (USD) 2.39%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 4.15%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap NTR Index (USD) 2.17%
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income NTR Index (USD) 4.76%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia NTR Index (USD) 2.14%
WisdomTree UK Equity Income NTR Index (GBP) 4.74%
FTSE 350 TR Index (GBP) 3.81%
WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD) 2.18%
Dow Jones US Select Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.68%
WisdomTree Eurozone Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (EUR) 2.03%
EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 NTR Index (EUR) 4.55%
WisdomTree Global Developed Quality Dividend Growth NTR Index (USD) 2.36%
STOXX Global Select Dividend 100 NTR Index (USD) NA
WisdomTree Germany GBP-Hedged Equity NTR Index 2.95%
MSCI Germany NTR Index (GBP) 2.61%
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 2.90%
MSCI EMU USD Hedged NTR Index 3.09%
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 2.48%
MSCI Japan USD Hedged NTR Index 2.05%
Optimised Roll Commodity Total Return Index (USD) N/A
Bloomberg Commodity TR Index (USD) N/A

Source: Bloomberg, WisdomTree as at 31 May 2017.

 

Notes to editors

 

About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the US, Europe and Japan (collectively, "WisdomTree"), is an exchange traded fund ("ETF") and exchange traded product ("ETP") sponsor. 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 $44.7 billion (as of 31 May 2017) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com.