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WisdomTree launches flagship currency hedged ETFs in Europe


WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF – USD Hedged (DXJ) and the WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF – USD Hedged (HEDJ) listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Commenting on the launch, Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of WisdomTree Europe says: “WisdomTree, the world’s largest currency-hedged ETF issuer, is pleased to make two of WisdomTree’s most successful strategies available to European investors with the listing of two new UCITS ETFs – DXJ and HEDJ.”
McNeil continues: “Our research shows developed world equities such as Japan and Europe tended to perform better during periods of weakening currency.”
Viktor Nossek, WisdomTree Europe’s Director of Research added: “Continental European and Japanese equity markets continue to benefit from the ECB’s and BoJ’s quantitative easing program, which has triggered the devaluation of the euro and the yen and is playing into the hands of export oriented companies whose stock prices have risen on the back of it. HEDJ and DXJ are designed to offer investors exposure to European and Japanese exporters respectively, while seeking to offer protection against downside risk from the euro and yen depreciating relative to the U.S. dollar. By hedging the potential for currency weakness as a result of QE, investors may more fully benefit from the bullish sentiment in European and Japanese equity markets driven by a QE-led environment.”
ith the launch of DXJ and HEDJ, WisdomTree Europe now has a total of ten UCITS ETFs listed on the LSE; seven UCITS ETFs listed on Borsa Italiana and the Deutsche Börse Xetra platform. WisdomTree is the world’s largest provider of currency-hedged ETFs, with approx. USD38 billion in assets under management in currency-hedged ETFs.

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