BetaShares Announces Strategic Alliance with Leading US ETF Provider WisdomTree
SYDNEY, 12 August 2014: BetaShares has today announced a strategic alliance with WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF), a leading exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager. Under the terms of the agreement, BetaShares has been granted exclusive rights to market the full range of WisdomTree US listed ETFs in Australia and New Zealand to institutional investors.
In addition, BetaShares and WisdomTree will explore the development of products on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) with the aim of providing investors in Australia and New Zealand access to some of the innovative investment strategies pioneered by WisdomTree.
WisdomTree is the fifth largest ETF provider in the US, with funds under management of approximately US$35B and over 65 ETFs listed in the US covering a broad range of asset classes and exposures. WisdomTree is a leader in active ETFs and fundamentally weighted ETFs through products including the US-listed Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund, Japan Hedged Equity Fund and the Global Equity Income Fund.