VanEck has listed 9 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on London Stock Exchange (LSE) today. Think ETFs are now also tradable in both USD and GBP on the LSE and provide access to sustainable equities, global real estate stocks, global and European equity and bonds, and companies with high dividend payments.
Think ETFs offer investors exposure to global, European and North American equities, but also to global corporate and European sovereign bonds. This move also enables VanEck to broaden its range of products available to investors and takes its assets under management to $46bn (as of 17 January 2018).
"As the leading stock exchange for trading ETFs in Europe, London Stock Exchange is of particular importance to us. We are therefore pleased to double our offering of ETFs tradable on London Stock Exchange from 9 to a total of 18," said Martijn Rozemuller, European head of VanEck. "We are not only complementing our existing asset classes, but also expanding our offering for passively-managed regional and sustainable equity solutions as well as corporate bonds."
All Think ETFs correspond with VanEck's philosophy to offer investment strategies with unique selling points. Both VanEck and Think ETFs are physically replicated and don't engage in securities lending.
The products listed today on London Stock Exchange include:
- Think Sustainable World Ucits ETF: This ETF invests in equities from industrialised countries, which have been analysed in cooperation with external research partner Vigeo Eiris for their engagement in the areas of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
- Think Global Real Estate Ucits ETF: This ETF invests in some of the largest and most liquid real estate stocks worldwide. With a Total Expense Ratio (TER) of 0.25% p.a., this physically replicating ETF is accessible with low costs for its asset class.
- Think Global Equity Ucits ETF: This global equity strategy offers investors access to a globally-oriented and equally-weighted equity portfolio of 250 securities. Regional capping generates additional diversification effects. With a TER of currently 0.17% p.a., the physically replicating ETF is at the lower end of the price range for this asset class (as of 18 January 2019). Due to this innovative fee model, the costs decrease with increasing AUM. In addition, the maximum fees amount is capped at 0.20%.