NEW YORK , September 25, 2009 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading theiShares Russell Top 200 Value Index Fund (IWX), iShares Russell Top 200 Index Fund (IWL) and iShares Russell Top 200 Growth Index Fund (IWY). The ETFs are sponsored by Barclays Global Investors.
Barclays Global Investors Lists Three iShares Russell 200 Index ETF’s on NYSE Arca
iShares Russell Top 200 Index Fund
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Russell Top 200®Index (the "Underlying Index"). The Underlying Index is a float-adjusted, capitalization-weighted index that measures the performance of the largest capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Underlying Index includes securities issued by the approximately 200 largest issuers in the Russell 3000® Index representing approximately 65% of the market capitalization of all publicly-traded U.S. equity securities.
iShares Russell Top 200 Value Index Fund
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Russell Top 200® Value Index (the "Underlying Index"). The Underlying Index is a style factor weighted index that measures the performance of the largest capitalization value sector of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell Top 200® Index.
iShares Russell Top 200 Growth Index Fund
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Russell Top 200® Growth Index (the "Underlying Index"). The Underlying Index is a style factor weighted index that measures the performance of the largest capitalization growth sector of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell Top 200® Index.
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 696 primary ETF and 48 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 83 ETNs, 211 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 417 primary ETFs, 73 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,256 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of August 2009.
About Barclays Global Investors
Barclays Global Investors is one of the world's largest asset managers and a leading global provider of investment management products and services with more than 2,900 institutional clients and US$1.7 trillion of assets under management as of 30 June 2009. BGI transformed the investment industry by creating the first index strategy in 1971 and the first quantitative active strategy in 1979. BGI is the global product leader in exchange traded funds (iShares) with over 380 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. iShares customer base consists of the institutional segment of pension plans and fund managers, as well as the retail segment of financial advisors and high net worth individuals. (Source: BGI)
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, Euronext, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex -- 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 S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com
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