iShares favours BATS as it moves three ETFs over

Jan 25th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

BATS Global Markets, a leading electronic stock exchange group, has announced three new listings from exchange traded fund provider iShares, reflecting a growing interest in BATS as the top exchange for US ETF trading. The new additions bring the total number of ETFs offered by iShares on BATS to 30.

BATS ETF Marketplace facilitates three new iShares ETF launches on exchange

iShares launches three new ETFs, offering currency-hedged exposure to international, Eurozone and Japanese equities respectively.

iShares also announced it will be switching its $13.7bn iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU) from its current listing on the NYSE Arca to BATS on or around 2 February 2016. BATS Exchanges – BYX, BZX, EGDA, EDGX – accounted for 25.7% of all ETF trading in the US during December.

The new launches include the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (BATS: DEFA), which invests in developed international stocks while dynamically hedging currency exposure; the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF (BATS: DEZU), which tracks a broad range of equities listed on Eurozone exchanges while also mitigating currency fluctuations against the US dollar; and the iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (BATS: DEWJ), which tracks Japanese stocks while offsetting currency risk.

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