Vanguard and Lyxor unveil new ETFs

A raft of new ETFs has been launched in a week which has already seen Europe’s first US energy infrastructure ETF come to market.

Vanguard and Lyxor unveil new ETFs


Vanguard has launched four new physically-backed ETFs offering European investors access to key developed equity markets.

The new funds are as follows:


Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF

Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan UCITS ETF

Vanguard FTSE Japan UCITS ETF

Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF


Axel Lomholt, head of product, international, said: “ETFs are growing in popularity in Europe and our experience in other markets suggests that this trend will continue.

“In the US, VGI has been very successful in this area, gathering nearly $290 billion of assets since its first ETF launch in 2001. We think the same low-cost, straightforward approach will prove equally popular in Europe as investors seek the most cost-efficient products to help them reach their goals.”

The firm launched five funds for the European market earlier in the year, which are shown below along with their year-to-date returns. 


Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF


Vanguard S&P 500 ETF


Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF


Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF


Vanguard UK Government Bond ETF


Lyxor, meanwhile,has launched its Lyxor EURO STOXX 300 and the Lyxor Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond on the NYSE Euronext.

The former replicated the performance of local currency bond issued by emerging market governments and is benchmarked against the JP Morgan Government Bond Index.

Lyxor EURO STOXX 300 (DR) UCITS ETF replicates the performance of the EURO STOXX index.

Earlier in the week Source unveiled its US energy infrastructure ETF, the first fund targeting such assets available to the European market.