NEW YORK , December 09, 2009 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, began trading on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the Global Shares FTSE Emerging Markets Fund (Ticker: GSR). The ETF is advised by Old Mutual Global Index Trackers (Pty) Limited, whose parent company is Old Mutual plc.
Old Mutual Trust Lists Global Shares FTSE Emerging Markets Fund on NYSE Arca
The fundseeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the performance of the equity index called the FTSE Emerging Markets Index (the “Underlying Index”). The Underlying Index is a market capitalization index, adjusted based on the free-float of potential index constituents, and designed to measure the performance of large-, medium-and small-capitalization companies located in emerging market countries throughout the world.
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 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 and NYSE Alternext as well as 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 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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