NASDAQ OMX today starts trading in ten new Exchange Traded Funds (EFTs) from Deutsche Bank’s db x-trackers ETF platform. The ETFs from Deutsche Bank that are available for trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as of today are based on the following indexes:
MSCI World Index
MSCI Europe Index
MSCI Japan Index
MSCI USA Index
Short Dax Index
DJ Stoxx Banks Index
DJ Euro Stoxx 50 Short Index
S&P 500 Inverse Index
DJ Stoxx 600 Banks Short Index
Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President NASDAQ OMX, said, “We are pleased to today be able to expand on our ETF offering from Deutsche Bank with ten new exciting products. Deutsche Bank’s entry into the Nordic ETF market provides easy and cost-efficient access to a wide variety internationally recognized indices, and will act to grow the interest for ETFs in the region.”
Thorsten Michalik, Head of db x-trackers ETFs at Deutsche Bank, commented, “We want to broaden the choice of ETF products available to Nordic investors. As the first foreign ETF issuer in the Nordic region we look forward to growing the popularity of ETFs in the region and will continue to introduce further products on international indexes as well as asset classes like commodities and fixed income.”
About Exchange Traded Funds
An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs are a complement to actively managed funds and provide investors with the possibility to invest in well known global indices in the local currency. ETFs were first introduced in the USA in 1993 and in Europe in 2000. End of February 2010 there were 1,738 ETFs listed globally with over EUR 684 billion assets under management.
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