Amundi slashes fees on emerging markets ETFs

May 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Equities

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Amundi, a leading European provider of exchange-traded funds, has unveiled substantial fee reductions across its range of emerging markets ETFs.

Amundi slashes fees on emerging markets ETFs

Valérie Baudson, Global Head of ETF and Indexing at Amundi.

The total expense ratio (TER) on eight ETFs has been slashed from 0.45% to 0.20%. The TER is a measure of the total management and operating costs of an ETF to an investor.

The price cuts – of more than 50% – come at a time when emerging markets are enjoying renewed interest from investors. This interest was particularly evident in April, with inflows into global emerging markets ETFs ranking first in the European ETF market.

The ETFs in question (listed below) are all linked to indices produced and calculated by MSCI. They include the flagship MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which captures large and mid-cap representation across 21 emerging markets countries, and regional indices MSCI EM Asia, MSCI EM Latin America and MSCI Eastern Europe Ex Russia.

Commenting, Valérie Baudson, Global Head of ETF and Indexing at Amundi, said: “We want to offer our clients the cheapest available ETFs for this asset class. This fee reduction again demonstrates our willingness to constantly meet investors’ needs with quality products at low cost.”

The ETFs enjoying fee reductions are:

Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF – EUR (AEEM)
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF – USD (AUEM)
Amundi ETF MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF – EUR (AASI)
Amundi ETF MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF – USD (AASU)
Amundi ETF MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF – EUR (ALAT)
Amundi ETF MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF – USD (ALAU)
Amundi ETF MSCI Eastern Europe Ex Russia UCITS ETF – EUR (CE9)
Amundi ETF MSCI Eastern Europe Ex Russia UCITS ETF – USD (CE9U)

Amundi ranks among the top five European providers of ETFs, with more than 100 ETF and €12 billion in assets under management.

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