Ossiam launches emerging markets ETF

Ossiam is to launch an emerging markets ETF on the London, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris stock exchanges later this month.

The Ossiam ETF Emerging Markets Minimum Variance NR fund will track Ossiam’s new emerging markets minimum variance index, which tracks a dynamic selection of the 400 most liquid stocks from the S&P IFCI Index. The weighting of the fund is intended to minimise volatility, to offer access to emerging markets, with reduced risk.

Bruno Poulin, chief executive of Ossiam, said: “With the launch of our latest fund, Ossiam is providing an additional solution for investors seeking to build a global equity allocation. This new fund is targeted at investors who want exposure to emerging markets growth as part of their portfolio, but are wary of high volatility and risk. The launch of our latest product continues our strategy of setting the standard for minimum variance ETFs.”

The new ETF is distributed and marketed through Natixis Global Asset Management. The fund has a total expense ratio of 0.75% per annum. Dividends are reinvested in the index on a net basis. The fund will be listed on the week commencing March 19th.

Hervé Guinamant, president and CEO of NGAM international distribution, said: “We are launching the latest Ossiam ETF in a context of growing interest among investors for emerging markets, which have experienced more than $14bn of net new assets so far in 2012. This makes the new product an excellent addition to our wide range of specialist investment solutions.”

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