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NYSE Euronext Hosts Index Universe’s “Inside Commodities” Conference On Monday at NYSE

In Support of ETFs and ETNs Investing in Commodities-Related Financial Products

NEW YORK , Nov. 3, 2008 – The New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) will host Index Universe’s Inside Commodities conference at the Exchange on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.


The conference is organized by the creators of “Inside ETFs”, the world’s largest ETF conference ( As ETFs, ETNs and other new products transform the landscape of commodities investing, the Inside Commodities conference will bring together leading investors to educate market participants on how commodities can help buffer a portfolio during these unprecedented times. The featured conference speaker is the financial commentator and investor Jim Rogers.


“We are pleased to be a sponsor of the “Inside Commodities” ETF conference, featuring experts in the commodities- and Exchange Traded Products space,” said Lisa Dallmer, SVP, Exchange Traded Products and Global Indexes, NYSE Euronext. “This conference will enhance the understanding of how commodities best play in investment portfolios using Exchange Traded Products.”


NYSE Euronext’s US markets markets list a total of 82 commodities-related Exchange Traded Products.


Media contacts:

Media interested in attending the conference, or interviewing one of the participating issuers, please contact Christiaan Brakman at 212.656.2094 or  For further information about the IndexUniverse conference please contact Don Friedman, 646.321.1785,


Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs

Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 59% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S. , nearly $353 billion, the most of any exchange.  As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 83% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges.  NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 349 primary ETF listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 82 ETNs and 18 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.

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