NEWYORK , February 11, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the GlobalShares FTSE Developed Countries ex US Fund(Ticker: GSD). The ETF is advised by Old Mutual Global Index Trackers (Pty) Limited, whose parent company is Old Mutual plc.
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the performance of the equity index called the FTSE Developed Markets ex US Index, which is designed to track the performance of large and mid-cap companies providing coverage of developed markets, excluding the United States.
Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world’s largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext’s offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext’s US market for ETFs, has 760 primary ETF and 50 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 90 ETNs, 174 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 497 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 576 listings across the European markets. In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 1,722 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris , Amsterdam , Brussels and Lisbon .
About Old Mutual (Source: Old Mutual plc)
Old Mutual plc is a leading international long-term savings Group. Originating in South Africa in 1845, the Group provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance in Europe, the Americas , Africa and Asia .
In the year ended 31 December 2008, the Group reported adjusted operating profit of £1.0 billion (on an IFRS basis) and had £265 billion of funds under management at the year end. The Group has approximately 57,000 employees.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company’s exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext’s equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world’s second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the SP 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the SP 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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