WisdomTree to close three active ETFs

Jun 27th, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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WisdomTree has announced plans to close and liquidate three of its actively managed ETFs. The three funds offer exposure to global corporate bonds, an unconstrained fixed income portfolio, and a portfolio of inflation-hedging assets.

The final day of trading for the three WisdomTree ETFs will be 16 August 2017.

The funds will no longer accept creation orders after 16 August 2017 which will also mark the final day of trading for the ETFs.  Shareholders who do not sell their fund shares by this date will have their shares automatically redeemed for cash based on the funds’ net asset value, which is expected to be provided to shareholders through their brokers or other financial intermediaries on or around 25 August 2017.

The WisdomTree Strategic Corporate Bond Fund (Nasdaq: CRDT) seeks to provide a high level of total return consisting of both income and capital appreciation by investing in corporate bonds issued in and outside the US. Actively managed by Western Asset Management, the ETF has a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.45% and assets under management of $15 million.

The WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (Nasdaq: UBND), also managed by Western Asset Management, seeks a high level of total return consisting of both income and capital appreciation by investing across the credit spectrum with an emphasis on risk management. The ETF has a TER of 0.55% and AUM of $5m.

The WisdomTree Global Real Return Fund (NYSE Arca: RRF) seeks total returns that exceed the rate of inflation over long-term investment horizons by investing in inflation-linked securities, global debt instruments, and commodities. The fund has a TER of 0.64% and AUM of $4m.

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2 Comments to “WisdomTree to close three active ETFs”

  1. Malcolm K. says:

    Hi, Can you please inform me if Wisdomtree still has Euro Hedged Japan Equity ETFs and if so could you please give me information on them. I have looked on the WT site but could not find them.

    Kind regards,

    Malcolm K.

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