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WisdomTree announces range of short and leveraged ETPs


ETF provider WisdomTree has announced the listing in Sterling of a range of short and leveraged ETPs covering a broad mix of equity, fixed income and commodity benchmarks on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2016, Boost ETPs, as a whole, had on-exchange traded turnover of close to USD18 billion across all European listings, an increase of over 60 per cent compared to 2015. The new cross listings accounted for around 35 per cent of this trading activity and by providing access to GBP listings on the London Stock Exchange, WisdomTree aims to increase the solutions available for Sterling-based investors.

The new listings cover Eurozone equities with 3x leveraged and 3x short on the Euro STOXX 50 and FTSE MIB, and sector exposure on the Euro STOXX Banks sector index. Uniquely unleveraged exposure to Italian banks is covered by the Boost FTSE MIB Banks ETP, at a time when the Italian financial sector is undergoing historical changes that investors across Europe will probably have high on their agendas.

US equities, which remain the largest part of global equity benchmarks, can be accessed tactically through 3x leveraged and 3x short ETPs on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100. Fixed income coverage is provided with the listing of 3x long and short ETPs providing exposure to 10 year Bunds and 10 year BTPs and 3x long ETPs on a 10 year US Treasuries exposure. In the commodity space, the existing energy complex is complemented with the addition of 3x leveraged and 3x short ETPs on Natural Gas.
“Over the past year, tactical positioning and hedging has represented the prime use of Boost ETPs”, says Jose Poncela, Head of ETNs. “These new listings in Sterling will allow UK investors to focus on managing the significant upcoming volatility that we expect from Eurozone elections, Brexit and the Euro. Managing US equity market exposure remains a key area for investors given the high weight in global benchmarks”.
“WisdomTree is delighted to enhance the already successful Boost product range with these listings on the London Stock Exchange” says Morgan Lee, Head of European Distribution. “These products have had proven traction with our European clients and we believe that they can be complimentary portfolio solutions for managing risk in an increasingly volatile macro environment”.

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