NYSE Euronext is responsible for operating the largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace in the world. Hence, it is also known as a leading venue for trading Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Warrants and Certificates, Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs), and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Furthermore, the provision of these diversified products by NYSE Euronext facilitates investors to conveniently access various regulated listings, along with relatively fast and state of the art trading tools that allow access to spontaneous liquidity facilities.
NYSE Arca, which is the US marketplace for ETFs promoted at NYSE Euronext, has a total of 858 primary ETFs, in addition to 67 primary listings of ETV. Furthermore, NYSE Arca has a list of 89 certificates, and 135 ETNs, while it also trades all other qualified ETPs which appear on the basis of Unlisted Trading Privileges. On its markets in Europe, that includes cross listings as well, NYSE Euronext shows 623 ETFs from as many as 17 issues which cover more than 360 indices, a total of 75 ETVs as well as 5 ETNs. Additionally, NYSE Euronext has listings of a massive total that comes to 21,992 Covered Warrants and Certificates in Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon and Brussels.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, which is also known as NYX in short, ranks among the leading international operators of global financial markets and a major provider of state of the art trading technologies. Exchanges of the company, both in the United States as well as Europe, trade options, futures, equities, in addition to fixed-income and exchange traded products. Along with almost 8,000 officially listed issues, which exclude the European Structured Products, the equities markets of NYSE Euronext, namely NYSE Amex, NYSE Euronext, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca and NYSE Alternext, jointly represent about one-third equities trading of the entire world. This singular achievement represents more liquidity than other exchange group in the world.
NYSE Euronext further operates the NYSE Liffe, which is one of the top derivatives businesses of Europe and the second-largest of the world in terms of trading value. The company also offers a comprehensive package of connectivity and market data products, commercial technologies, as well as services, by way of NYSE Technologies. Besides, NYSE Euronext prominently appears on the S&P 500 index, and NYSE Euronext is also the single exchange operator that is included in the prestigious Fortune 500.
FocusShares Launches 15 New ETFs Linked to Morningstar® Indexes on NYSE Arca
On March 30, 2011, NYSE Euronext (NYX) made an official announcement in New York that FocusShares, LLC, has proceeded to launch 15 further fresh exchange traded funds on NYSE Arca. The FocusTM Morningstar ETFs have been referenced to indexes which are licensed by Morningstar, Inc. Furthermore, they represent the first batch of investment products that have been sponsored by the company since it was acquired in 2010 by its present owners, Scottrade Financial Services, Inc.
On this occasion, Laura Morrison, who heads NYSE Euronext US ETF listings and trading, said “We are pleased that FocusShares selected our platform to bring their new ETFs to market.” She then further said “We believe their listing choice underscores the value of the consultative services, market structure and technology that NYSE Arca provides its issuers and the ETF marketplace.”
In his address, Erik Liik, President of FocusShares, said “This is a great time to launch a new family of ETFs, particularly with the growing demand for ETFs, which hit a record $1 trillion in assets within the past few months.” He then added “We are proud to list on NYSE Arca today to provide retail and institutional investors as well as financial advisors with low-cost funds based on reliable Morningstar® Indexes that will help them meet their individual investment goals and objectives.”