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Global X Funds launches first Greece ETF


Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, has launched the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSE Arca Ticker: GREK), the first ETF listed on the New York Stock Exchange targeting Greece.

“Global X Funds strives to facilitate access to foreign markets. Whether bullish or bearish, this new ETF allows investors to take a viewpoint on the recent news coming out of Greece,” says Bruno del Ama (pictured), chief executive officer of Global X Funds.

Since reaching a peak market capitalisation of over USD220 billion in 2007, the market cap of the Athens Stock Exchange has fallen nearly 90% to under USD28 billion as of November 2011 (Bloomberg).  While there is no guarantee that the Greek economy will recover to previous levels, current valuations may create an attractive entry point for the long term investor.    
The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF tracks the FTSE/ATHEX 20 Capped Index which is designed to reflect broad based equity market performance in Greece.  The index is comprised of the top 20 companies listed on the Athens Exchange ranked by full market capitalisation, providing investors with a comprehensive and transparent way to measure the performance of these companies.  As of December 1, 2011, the Underlying Index’s three largest stocks were National Bank of Greece, Coca-Cola HBC, and Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics SA.

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