NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced SPDR® Index Shares Funds will transfer DJ Euro STOXX 50 ETF (symbol: FEZ) and DJ STOXX 50 ETF (symbol: FEU) currently NYSE-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) to the NYSE Arca listing and trading platform.
The ETFs will begin trading on NYSE Arca effective prior to the opening on December 27, 2007.
As previously announced, NYSE Arca believes that this planned market consolidation, initiated by specialist firms and in consultation with issuers, will be beneficial to investors in terms of savings, efficiency and overall market performance. As one of the most attractive and industry-preferred market structure for trading ETFs, NYSE Arca, which utilizes dedicated liquidity providers in the form of Lead Market Makers (LMMs) and Market Makers (MMs), is one of the best platform to efficiently list and trade the more than 230 NYSE Group listed ETFs.
All existing NYSE ETF specialist firms are able to act as LMMs in primary listings on NYSE Arca and will continue to provide value for investors and issuers while ensuring liquidity and reducing volatility. By offering a single, harmonized platform for listing and trading ETFs, NYSE Group will further improve efficiencies and market quality.
NYSE Arca’s all-electronic platform is the single largest liquidity pool for ETFs in the U.S. and presents a compelling value proposition for all market participants. In the first half of 2007, NYSE Arca handled 43% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S., representing an ADV of approximately 231.96 million shares per day.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007. NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges in six countries, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $30.3 trillion/€21.3 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $139 billion/€103 billion (as of September 30, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.
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ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value.
Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs.
Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this information, call 1-866-787-2257 or visit www.spdretfs.com.Read it carefully.
Stephanie Scotto, 212-656-4896