NEW YORK , December 9, 2009 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, began trading three FaithShares Values Funds. The ETF’s are sponsored by FaithShares.
FaithShares Lists Three Values Funds on NYSE Arca
Name and Ticker Symbol of the Three Values Funds:
- FaithShares Catholic Values Fund - Ticker Symbol “FCV”
- FaithShares Christian Values Fund – Ticker Symbol “FOC”FaithShares Methodist Values Fund - Ticker Symbol “FMV”
FaithShares Catholic Values Fund
The Fund seeks to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the FaithShares Catholic Values Index (“CV Index”), a custom index by FTSE/KLD Research and Analytics, Inc. (“FTSE/KLD”). The CV Index is designed to measure the performance of U.S. large capitalization companies that operate in accordance with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines.
FaithShares Christian Values Fund
The Fund seeks to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the FaithShares Christian Values Index (“CHV Index”), a custom index by FTSE/KLD. The CHV Index is designed to measure the performance of U.S. large capitalization companies screened based on the “best practices” of faith-based investing drawn from the guidelines of various Christian denominations.
FaithShares Methodist Values Fund
The Fund seeks to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the FaithShares Methodist Values Index (“MV Index”), a custom index by FTSE/KLD. The MV Index is designed to measure the performance of U.S. large capitalization companies that operate in accordance with the The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church .
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 734 primary ETF and 50 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 89 ETNs, 194 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 487 primary ETFs, 74 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,713 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of October 2009.
About FaithShares (Source: FaithShares)3555 Northwest 58th Street, Suite 410 , Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , 73112 and is majority owned by its managing member, FaithShares Investment Management, LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company whose members are Thompson S. Phillips, Jr. and J. Garrett Stevens.
FaithShares Trust has created 5 Exchange Traded Funds managed by FaithShares Advisors, LLC., with portfolios that are each based on the respe ctive tenets of the 5 largest Christian denominations in the United States . FaithShares Advisors, LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company formed in 2009, is located at
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