Eight new exchange-traded index funds from the issuer UBS ETF SICAV have been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment since Friday.
The UBS ETF on the STOXX Global Rare Earth Index enables investors to invest for the first time in companies which generate at least 30 per cent of their revenue through extracting, refining or transporting rare earths. Rare earths include elements such as europium, lanthanum and cerium.
The ETFs on the MSCI Europe Infrastructure and MSCI Japan Infrastructure indices enable investors to track the performance of European or Japanese companies from the infrastructure sector.
Furthermore, UBS’s two ETFs on the MSCI EMU Small Cap Index offer investors the option of investing in small caps from the euro zone.
The eight new ETFs are based on four reference indices – two ETFs on each index. These exchange-traded index funds differ according to asset class, with asset class I ETFs primarily aimed at institutional investors.
The product offering in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment currently comprises a total of 886 exchange-listed index funds, while average monthly trading volume stands at EUR16 billion.