Vanguard launches ETFs on London Stock Exchange

Vanguard Asset Management has listed five ETFs on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange – its first such products in Europe.

FTSE Group has licensed Vanguard with its flagship FTSE All-World, FTSE Emerging and FTSE 100 indices to support the products. FTSE is an independent company owned by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Vanguard is LSE’s 15th ETF issuer and today’s admissions bring the total number of London-listed exchange traded products to 933. The licensing of the indices also adds to FTSE’s expanding European ETF business, which accounts for 94 FTSE index-linked products, 70 of which are listed on LSE.

Tom Rampulla, managing director of Vanguard Asset Management, said: “ETFs are a natural extension of our ability to deliver high quality index products in formats that are increasingly demanded by clients. We are very pleased to have our initial line-up listed on the London Stock Exchange.

“As we bring Vanguard ETFs to Europe, we are pleased to work with global index providers like FTSE. Choosing the right index partners is an important part of providing high quality products.”

Pietro Poletto, head of Exchange Traded Products at London Stock Exchange Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome one of the world’s leading asset management firms, Vanguard, as a new ETF issuer on our markets. We continue to be the leading European exchange for ETFs, and are committed to providing investors with an evermore liquid, competitive marketplace.”

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