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WisdomTree launches Global Hedged SmallCap Dividend ETF


WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Global Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund (HGSD) on the BATS Exchange.

HGSD seeks to provide exposure to dividend-paying, small-capitalsation companies in the US, developed and emerging markets while neutralising exposure to fluctuations of foreign currency movements relative to the US dollar. HGSD has an expense ratio of 0.43 per cent.
Approximately 50 per cent of the world’s investment opportunities are outside the US – for investors seeking income, international investments in dividend-paying companies offer a new horizon. Leading the way are global small-cap companies that have outperformed their larger counterparts in major time periods for the past twenty years.1 Small caps are often tied to local economic prospects and therefore, more responsive to shifts in local economic cycles and incremental changes in growth expectations.
“Global dividend-paying equities can offer investors income and growth potential and downside support, but currency is typically a source of added volatility. For investors without an opinion on currency direction, currency-hedged strategies may serve as a better strategic baseline exposure for global equities. HGSD offers investors the opportunity to benefit from a broad array of global small-cap dividend payers while neutralising exposure to currency,” says Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree Director of Research.

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