-Sets the National Best Bid and Offer 85% of the time, more than any other exchange-
-10 new ETF and ETN Issuers-
New York, Jan. 3, 2008 –NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that on Dec. 31, 2007, it completed the previously announced transfer of all ETFs and ETNs from the NYSE to NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext’s fully electronic U.S. listing and trading platform. In 2007, NYSE Arca added 105 new ETFs and 17 new ETNs to its roster of primary listings, including a record 101 IPOs. Additionally, NYSE Arca established ten new issuer relationships with ETF and ETN sponsors that had notpreviously listed product on NYSE Arca. For the full-year 2007, NYSE Arca was the primary listing exchange of choice with a total of 261 ETFs and ETNs listed.
“By setting the National Best Bid and Offer nearly 85% of the time and by leading U.S Exchanges in ETF Trading by handling 41% of volume, NYSE Arca continues to hold a leadership position in the growing ETF space, fulfilling a goal we identified as an essential component of NYSE Euronext’s multi-asset class growth strategy,” said Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer. “Through NYSE Arca’s advanced technology and proven Market Maker structure, we look forward to continuing to offer investors, product sponsors and market professionals the most compelling value proposition on a global scale in 2008 and beyond.”
In 2007, iShares, the U.S. market leader in ETF assets under management, chose NYSE Euronext as the primary listing exchange for the expansion of its first-of-a-kind suite of fixed-income ETFs, the iShares® Lehman bond funds. Followed by the ground-breaking HealthSharesTM family of vertically defined healthcare ETFs, NYSE Arca added the CurrencySharesSM Japanese Yen Trust, which joined the seven existing NYSE Arca listed currency-focused product innovations offered by Rydex Investments. Van Eck’s environmentally focused Market Vectors – Global Alternative Energy ETF listing was another pioneering product offered to investors through NYSE Arca.
Tracking the performance of approximately 100 U.S.-listed securities, PowerShares introduced the first ETF based on technical analysis in the Dorsey Wright Technical Leaders™ Index, the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders™ Portfolio. In the last quarter of the year, WisdomTree listed its 33rd product on NYSE Arca, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund, and Vanguard, one of the largest investment management companies in the U.S., listed their first funds on NYSE Arca with the launch of three new unique Mega Cap 300 ETFs. Also in 2007, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF, a widely recognized benchmark for the technology sector, became the first ETF to IPO on NYSE Arca when it listed on Mar. 28.
As an operator of six exchanges in five countries, NYSE Euronext’s growing global footprint offers listed issuers increased global access to investors and superior visibility.
For more information and data on NYSE Arca listed ETFs and other products, please visit: http://www.nyse.com/etfs.
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