Cranberger Week 4 of 2014 ETP Launches

Week four of 2014 did not see any ETP launches in Europe, but we had a single launch in Asia with the UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Dividend Fund.

The UBS Research Preferred Dividend Index is designed to provide investors with exposure to approximately 40, publicly listed, liquid Australian securities that are covered by UBS Research. Each security that is given a “buy” or a “neutral” rating by UBS Research is eligible for inclusion in the Index.

In US we had Eleven new ETPs launches, some providing leveraged exposure to Europe, other product was based on a Currency Hedge value proposition, hedging currency exposure vis-a-vis the USD.

Worth highlighting is Van Eck Market Vectors launch of two Quality focused ETPs since Smart Beta is a subject of increased attention.

The two new ETFs:

Market Vectors® MSCI Emerging Markets Quality ETF (http://ow.ly/sWbac)

and Market Vectors MSCI International Quality ETF (http://ow.ly/sWc7C)

both based on the MSCI Quality Indices has been listed on NYSE Arca.

The MSCI Quality Indices aim to reflect the performance of a quality growth strategy. Quality growth companies tend to have high ROE, stable earnings that are uncorrelated with the broad business cycle, and strong balance sheets with low financial leverage. The Indices identify quality growth stocks by calculating a quality score for each security in the eligible equity universe based on three main fundamental variables:

- High return on equity (ROE),

- Stable year-over-year earnings growth and

- Low financial leverage.

The quality factor is complementary to other systematic factors (such as size, value, or low volatility and may provide diversification to a portfolio of factor strategies.

New Product Launches

Asia

UBS IQ Research Preferred Australian Dividend Fund

http://ow.ly/sRvx9

North America

PIMCO Diversified Income Exchange-Traded Fund

http://ow.ly/t2EPk

PIMCO Low Duration Exchange-Traded Fund

http://ow.ly/t2EXa

 

Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bear 3x Shares

http://ow.ly/sRpKa

Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bull 3x Shares

http://ow.ly/sRpNp

db X-trackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity Fund

http://ow.ly/sRDRy

db X-trackers MSCI South Korea Hedged Equity Fund

http://ow.ly/sREiX

db X-trackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Equity Fund

http://ow.ly/sRFEO

Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend ETF

http://ow.ly/sS8RO

Market Vectors® MSCI Emerging Markets Quality ETF

http://ow.ly/sWbac

Market Vectors MSCI International Quality Dividend ETF

http://ow.ly/sWbmm

Market Vectors MSCI International Quality ETF

http://ow.ly/sWc7C

Vident U. S. Core Equity Fund

http://ow.ly/sSl1z

Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Shares

http://ow.ly/sU2vW

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