LSE enjoys strong ETF listings activity in February

Nineteen ETFs or share classes debuted on London Stock Exchange in February, bringing the total number of new ETF (inc share classes) listings on the exchange this year to 26.

The total number of ETFs and ETPs listed on the exchange as of the end of February 2018 was 994 and 412 respectively, incorporating 1,480 and 504 trading lines across multi-currency and distributing/accumulating share classes.

ITI Funds, the ETF brand owned by emerging markets specialist Da Vinci Capital, debuted its first ETFs in Europe during the month with the launch of two Russia-focused ETFs.

The ITI Funds RTS Equity UCITS ETF (RUSE LN) tracks the RTS Index, composed of the 50 largest and most liquid Russian equity securities trading on the Moscow Exchange.

The ITI Funds Russia-focused USD Eurobond UCITS ETF (RUSB LN) tracks the ITI Funds Russia-focused USD Eurobond Index, calculated by Solactive, which is comprised of 22 Russian sovereign or corporate USD-denominated Eurobonds. RUSE and RUSB have total expense ratios (TERs) of 0.65% and 0.50% respectively.

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