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Paris, 19th January 2010 - Following the launch of 41 ETFs in 2009, Amundi is pursuing CASAM ETF's development strategy by listing 13 new products on NYSE Euronext Paris, 10 of which are without precedent:
- Six unprecedented short bond ETFs
This series of ETFs, unique in Europe, replicates the EuroMTS Eurozone Government Broad index, benefiting from advantageous market conditions and allowing investors to position themselves for a potential rise in interest rates. These products offer a reverse exposure to EMU government bonds with maturities ranging from 1 to 15 years.
- Four new commodity ETFs, three of which are unique
CASAM ETF now offers a new ETF category which provides investors with an exposure to the main underlying commodities. These four new ETFs replicate the S&P GSCI Light Energy, S&P GSCI Non Energy, S&P GSCI Metals and S&P GSCI Agriculture, offering investors opportunities for portfolio diversification.
- Two European equity ETFs
CASAM ETF is extending its regional ETF range by creating two new products based on the MSCI Europe index, providing exposure to European equities excluding Switzerland or EMU markets.
- One emerging market ETF
CASAM ETF is completing its range of emerging markets ETFs with the launch of a product based on the MSCI Brazil index. This product allows investors to gain exposure to the leading Brazilian stocks through a single transaction.
The CASAM ETF range now comprises 78 products which, with management fees among the lowest on the market, are characterised by their competitive pricing.
As part of the CASAM ETF product range, these new products are distributed by a dedicated sales team at CA Cheuvreux and by the sales teams of Amundi.
For more information, visit www.casametf.com.
Valérie Baudson, Managing Director of CASAM ETF states: “This launch confirms our wish to continually enhance our range and our capacity to provide innovative products. Our products now cover all asset classes, responding to investors' needs while maintaining our competitive pricing policy.”
Thierry Ancona, Head of Sales, Continental Europe at CA Cheuvreux, comments, “The depth and quality of CASAM ETFs, combined with our competence in execution services, positions CA Cheuvreux as a key partner, capable of offering international institutional clients high performing solutions which are adapted to changing market conditions.”
Scott Ebner, Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Products of NYSE Euronext, comments: “We are very happy to welcome this first ETF product launch of 2010, which continues to expand the range of ETFs available on NYSE Euronext. The new products listed by Amundi Investment Solutions, notably the Short Bond ETFs which are the first on our markets, offer investors an increased choice of products and additional investment strategies.”
As a result of these listings, 466 ETFs based on more than 300 indexes are now available on the European markets of NYSE Euronext. These products cover a wide range of asset classes and strategies (Equity, Fixed Income, Commodities, Short, Leverage, etc...).