NEW YORK , January 04, 2009 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund(Ticker: HEDJ). The ETF is sponsored by WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
WisdomTree Lists WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund on NYSE Arca
The Fund seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree DEFA International Hedged Equity Index. The Index and the Fund are designed to provide exposure to equity securities in Europe, Far East Asia and Australasia , while at the same time hedging exposure to fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and selected non-U.S. currencies in these regions. The Index is created using proprietary methodologies developed by WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 738 primary ETF and 50 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 89 ETNs, 196 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 487 primary ETFs, 74ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,713 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of October 2009.
WisdomTree® is a leading ETF sponsor and innovative index developer using its own fundamentally weighted index methodology. WisdomTree also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products and offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. Approximately $6 billion in assets currently are managed by WisdomTree or are managed against WisdomTree Indexes by third parties under license from WisdomTree. For more information, please visit www.wisdomtree.com or www.wisdomtree401k.com.
WisdomTree is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. and WisdomTree Retirement Services, Inc.
WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. is a registered investment advisor and is the investment advisor to the WisdomTree Trust and the WisdomTree ETFs. The WisdomTree Trust is a registered open-end investment company. Each WisdomTree ETF is a series of the WisdomTree Trust. WisdomTree Retirement Services, Inc. supports the use of the WisdomTree ETFs in retirement plans by financial professionals.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext, and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com
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