Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Five EasyETF trackers launched on NYSE Euronext in Paris


The EasyETF range is expanding its offer with five new additions to the family.

The EasyETF range is expanding its offer with five new additions to the family.

EasyETF Topix broadens EasyETF’s Asia-Pacific range. EasyETF already has a range of trackers in the region, with EasyETF TSEC Taiwan, EasyETF DJ South Korea Titans 30, EasyETF DJ Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and EasyETF FTSE Xinhua China 25.

EasyETF Topix is dedicated to Japan and provides coverage of the country’s market capitalisation via over 1,700 companies spanning all sectors.

‘Alongside China, Japan holds a position of economic leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Although the country’s exports are currently taking a hit due to the strong yen, Japan still possesses distinctive strengths specific to its economic model, with major world-renowned conglomerates and companies specialising in high value-added new technologies," says Danièle Tohmé-Adet, head of the EasyETF platform at BNP Paribas Asset Management (pictured).

Three of the new trackers (EasyETF CAC 40 Double Short, EasyETF DJ Euro Stoxx 50 Double Short and EasyETF Stoxx 600 Double Short) are inverse trackers, posting a return opposite to that generated by their benchmark index.

With the Double Short strategy, it is possible to protect a portfolio (French or European), by investing only half of the amount to be hedged.

‘With short strategies, investors are exposed to the opposite performance of a given underlying vehicle,’ says Tohmé-Adet. ‘As such, they can be used to hedge a portfolio expected to decline, to take advantage of a bear market, or to carry out arbitrage strategies by combining short and long positions with a view to profiting from performance spreads between two underlying vehicles. Thanks to double short strategies, which are completely transparent and systematic, it is now possible to receive twice the inverse performance generated by the major market indexes.’

Scott Ebner, senior vice president, exchange traded products of NYSE Euronext, says: ‘We are delighted by the launch of the first ETFs on Euronext tracking double-short strategy indexes including the CAC 40 Double Short index. Moreover, other ETFs launched today provide investors with the opportunity to choose to trade several EasyETFs listed on Euronext in dollars or euros.’

Latest News

ETF data consultant ETFGI reports that assets invested in the global ETF industry reached a new record of USD12.71 trillion..
Calastone has published an ETF white paper which examines several of the processes that take place across the lifecycle of..
Adapting product lines to fit into changing methodologies and meet shifting demand is essential to remaining relevant in the industry..
Investors urgently need greater access to diversified investment strategies aligned with the Paris Agreement on climate change if the world..

Related Articles

Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Konrad Sippel, Solactive
At the end of March, financial index specialist, Solactive, published its 2024 annual report on future trends.  ...
Lorraine Sereyjol-Garros, BNP Paribas
Following changes to the French Monetary and Financial Code and of the French market authority AMF’s General Regulation, it is...
Ed Rosenberg, Texas Capital
Texas Capital Bank first opened its doors back in December 1998 and nowadays offers wealth-management services, as well as commercial,...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by