New issuer marks strong growth of Dutch ETF market
Amsterdam – 27 January 2016 – Today Euronext Amsterdam welcomed UBS Asset Management,a large-scale asset manager with long experience in the field of ETFs and index investing,as its new ETF issuer. UBS Asset Management listed 52 new ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam, which brings the total to 207.
The Dutch ETF market is growing rapidly. With UBS, 12 issuers have listed ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam. In 2015 EURO 32.5 billion was traded in index trackers, a 52 % increase compared to 2014.
The 52 UBS ETFs that are listed today cover various regional building blocks plus a number of themes, of which Sustainable and Factor investing are the most prominent. The range of sustainable ETFs allows investors to put together a sustainable global or regional investment portfolio in an efficient manner. The UBS Factor ETFs provide the opportunity to invest in four factor-based strategies, in a transparent and cost-efficient manner. These factors are prime value, low volatility, quality and total yield. The offering contains a broad range of currency hedged share classes. All the 52 ETFs track their respective benchmarks through physical replication.
Marcel Danen, Head of UBS ETFs Netherlandscommented: “The listing of this large amount of ETFs shows our commitment to the Dutch market. I am very pleased that we can now make our extensive experience and capabilities directly available to the Dutch investment community."
“We are very pleased to welcome UBS Asset Management as a new issuer to our Amsterdam market today. These UBS ETFs offer the fast growing number of ETF users in the Netherlands a flexible and highly diversified set of investment opportunities, said Maurice van Tilburg, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam.“We are constantly expanding our offering by adding new issuers and products. The strong increase in ETF trading and the listing of another 52 ETFs demonstrate the success of our market.”
Euronext’s is one of the leading platforms in Europe for ETF listing and trading, counting close to 700 instruments on its four markets.
The listing of the new ETFs was marked by Marcel Danen, Head of UBS ETFs Netherlands, opening the trading day by hitting the Euronext Amsterdam’ gong.
UBS Exchange Traded Funds
Index-tracking investment solutions have been a core competence of UBS Asset Management for over 35 years. As a leading fund house in Europe, UBS launched its first ETF in Europe in 2001 and is currently both one of Europe´s foremost providers as well as a dominant force in currency hedged ETFs in the region. The range comprises more than 200 ETFs and offers investors a transparent and flexible opportunity to diversify their investments across key markets and all asset classes, including equities, bonds, real estate, commodities and alternative investments. UBS ETFs are listed on the following stock exchanges around the world – the SIX Swiss Exchange, Borsa Italiana, London Stock Exchange, XETRA Germany, Euronext Amsterdam, the Australia Exchange ASX, the KRX Korea Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. www.ubs.com/etf
UBS Asset Management
UBS Asset Management, a business division of UBS, is a large-scale asset manager with well-diversified businesses across regions, capabilities and distribution channels. It offers investment capabilities and investment styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes. These include equity, fixed income, currency, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure and private equity investment capabilities that can also be combined in multi-asset strategies. Invested assets totalled some EUR 583 billion as at 30 September 2015. The firm is a leading fund house in Europe, the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland* and one of the largest fund of hedge funds and real estate investment managers in the world. We have around 2,430 employees located in 24 countries. Our main offices are in London, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hartford, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. *Source: Lipper/Swiss Fund Data Swiss Promoters report (as of 30 June 2015).