WisdomTree Adds Europe To ETF Name, Cuts European Exposure

Aug 30 2012 | 3:43am ET

WisdomTree Investments' International Hedge Equity exchange-traded fund has been reborn and renamed.

Despite its new name, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund, which debuted at the close of business yesterday, actually seeks to cut its exposure to the euro and Europe's financial sector. Instead, the relaunched fund will focus on export-driven European companies, especially those that pay dividends.

"By providing exposure to European stocks while neutralizing the downside for U.S. investors that would be inflicted by a weakening euro, we believe HEDJ can present a precise and thoughtful alternative to un-hedged portfolios of European stocks," Luciano Siracusano, WisdomTree's chief investment strategist, said.


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