NEW YORK, September 2, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund (Ticker: ENZL). The fund is advised by BlackRock Fund Advisors.
BlackRock Lists iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund on NYSE Arca
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index, which is free-float adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the performance of equity securities in the top 99% by market capitalization of equity securities listed on stock exchanges in New Zealand.
The fund’s prospectus and other information are available at www.ishares.com.
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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 814 primary ETF and 53 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 98 ETNs, 132 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, including cross-listings, NYSE Euronext has 529 primary ETFs, 74 ETVs, 5 ETNs, with a total number of 608 listings across the European markets. In addition, NYSE Euronext lists a total of 14,309 Certificates and Covered Warrants in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon.
About iShares and BlackRock (Source: BlackRock)
iShares is the global product leader in exchange traded funds with over 430 funds globally across equities, fixed income and commodities, which trade on 16 exchanges worldwide. The iShares Funds are bought and sold like common stocks on securities exchanges. The iShares Funds are attractive to many individual and institutional investors and financial intermediaries because of their relative low cost, tax efficiency and trading flexibility. Investors can purchase and sell shares through any brokerage firm, financial advisor, or online broker, and hold the funds in any type of brokerage account. The 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.
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2010, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.15 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® exchange traded funds, and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of March 31, 2010, the firm has approximately 8,500 employees in 24 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.blackrock.com.
About NYSE Euronext
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