Stockholm, September 14, 2010 - NASDAQ OMX today starts trading in a range of exchange traded funds (ETFs) from UBS. The now launched ETFs will track global and regional developed indexes and will be traded at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Additional ETFs from UBS have been registered for distribution in Sweden and will be available in due course.
Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said, "UBS's entry into the Nordic ETF market will significantly strengthen NASDAQ OMX's offering to local as well as international investor communities. ETFs are becoming an increasingly popular instrument both among institutional and private investors, and since 2008 we have grown our number of listed ETFs more than seven times, today offering trading in more than 50 products."
Frank Müsel, Senior Product Manager of ETFs at UBS Global Asset Management, said, "We are delighted to be entering the Swedish ETF market at this early stage and thereby increase the ETF choice for Swedish investors. We are seeing increasing demand from investors across Europe for ETFs and are confident that this will also be the trend in Sweden."
UBS is the second foreign asset manager to list ETFs in Sweden. The new ETFs now issued by UBS track the following indexes:
UBS-ETF EURO STOXX 50 A
UBS-ETF MSCI World A
UBS-ETF MSCI Europe A
UBS-ETF MSCI Pacific (ex Japan) A
UBS-ETF MSCI USA A
UBS-ETF MSCI Japan A
Commerzbank will act as market maker to provide liquidity.
About Exchange Traded Funds
An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs are a complement to actively managed funds and provide investors with the possibility to invest in well known global indices in the local currency.
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.