NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (Nasdaq:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") sponsor and asset manager, today announced the Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS), the Peruvian pension funds investment regulator, has approved 12 WisdomTree ETFs for sale to Peruvian pension funds. This is a necessary condition before they can be purchased in accordance with pension plan investment guidelines. There are currently approximately $40 billion (USD) in assets invested in Peruvian pension funds.1
"ETF adoption continues to increase throughout Latin America. We are pleased that 12 of our ETFs are approved for sale to Peruvian pension funds, further expanding our global footprint," said Luciano Siracusano, WisdomTree Chief Investment Strategist.
The following WisdomTree ETFs are now approved by the Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS) for sale to Peruvian pension funds:
|U.S. Fund Name||U.S. Ticker|
WisdomTree DEFA Fund||
WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund||
|WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund||
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund||
|WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Fund||
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund||
|WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund||
|WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund||
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund||
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund||
|WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund||
|WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund||
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1 Source: The Wall Street Journal. "Peru's Private Pension Funds Want Higher External Investment Limit." http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130207-712859.html. As of February 2013.
WisdomTree is represented in Latin American by Compass Group Holdings, S.A.
WisdomTree Investments, Inc. is a New York-based exchange-traded fund ("ETF") sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree currently offers 62 ETFs across Equities, Fixed Income, Currency Income and Alternatives asset classes. WisdomTree also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products and promotes the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. WisdomTree currently has approximately $33.9 billion in ETF assets under management.
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