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The Nasdaq Stock Market® Led US Listing Exchanges with 38 Percent of U.S. ETP Listings and Switches in 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the single largest U.S. equity exchange by market share, announced 70 new exchange-traded products (ETP) listings and 52 switches in 2016, bringing Nasdaq’s total ETP new listings to 122. Closing out 2016, Nasdaq now has a total of 328 products listed, marking an increase of 50 percent compared to 2015. In the fourth quarter, nine ETPs listed and 27 products switched to Nasdaq from other U.S. exchanges. For the year, 38 percent of new ETP listings and switches across all U.S. exchanges listed on Nasdaq, and 56 of these new listings track a Nasdaq index.

“In 2016 we had terrific success and growth in attracting some of the industry’s leading ETP issuers to list on Nasdaq,” said Tal Cohen, Senior Vice President of North American Equities at Nasdaq. “Compared to the same time last year, we grew the number of new listings on Nasdaq by more than 100 percent. ETPs touch many aspects of Nasdaq’s core businesses and our multi-product and partnership solutions approach has contributed to the company’s successful growth. We continue to engage the industry on ETP opportunities and how to support the market and we are committed to delivering best-in-class exchange solutions across Nasdaq’s core businesses.”

Fourth Quarter Nasdaq ETP Listing Highlights:
Nasdaq was selected as the exchange of choice for nine new ETP launches and 27 switches:

DECEMBER

  • Legg Mason launched a fund that tracks global infrastructure securities across developed and emerging markets; the fund began trading December 30, 2016:
    • Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF (Nasdaq:INFR)
  • Elkhorn and BMO launched the first tactical momentum exchange-traded note providing exposure to the master limited partnership space, and whose index is owned and was developed by Dorsey, Wright and Associates, a Nasdaq Company; the fund began trading December 21, 2016:
    • BMO Elkhorn DWA MLP Select™ Index Exchange Traded Notes (Nasdaq:BMLP)
  • Janus Capital launched a global equity income fund that seeks to invest in quality, non-financial companies in developed countries with a free-float-adjusted market capitalization of $3B; the fund began trading December 8, 2016
    • Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF (Nasdaq:SGQI)
  • PowerShares by Invesco announced it will change the primary listing venue for the following funds to Nasdaq; all products track Nasdaq indexes and the switches took place December 7, 2016
    • KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio (Nasdaq:KBWY)
    • DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PIZ)
    • DWA Emerging Markets Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PIE)
    • Golden Dragon China Portfolio (Nasdaq:PGJ)
    • International Dividend Achievers Portfolio (Nasdaq:PID)
    • DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PYZ)
    • DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PEZ)
    • DWA Consumer Staples Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PSL)
    • DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PXI)
    • DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PFI)
    • DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PTH)
    • DWA Industrials Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PRN)
    • DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PTF)
    • DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PUI)
    • Global Water Portfolio (Nasdaq:PIO)
    • KBW Bank Portfolio (Nasdaq:KBWB)
    • KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio (Nasdaq:KBWP)
    • KBW Regional Banking Portfolio (Nasdaq:KBWR)
    • Water Resources Portfolio (Nasdaq:PHO)
    • BuyBack Achievers Portfolio (Nasdaq:PKW)
    • DWA Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:PDP)
    • DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:DWAQ)
    • DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (Nasdaq:DWAS)
    • Dividend Achievers Portfolio (Nasdaq:PFM)
    • High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (Nasdaq:PEY)
    • KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio (Nasdaq:KBWD)
    • 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio (Nasdaq:PLW)
  • iShares launched a fund that seeks to provide access to large-and-mid-cap companies in the U.S. that demonstrate positive ESG characteristics; the fund began trading December 2, 2016:
    • iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF (Nasdaq:ESGU)
  • Gabelli Funds launched a product that invests in media, telecommunications and technology companies associated with Dr. John Malone’s Liberty Media; the fund began trading December 1, 2016:
    • Gabelli Media Mogul NextShares (Nasdaq:MOGLC)

NOVEMBER

  • Global X launched a fund that tracks 50 of the highest yielding equity securities from international developed markets across Europe, Australia, and the Far East; the fund began trading November 15, 2016:
    • Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF (Nasdaq:EFAS)

OCTOBER

  • Ivy launched three funds as part of a planned lineup of NextShares exchange-traded managed funds; the funds began trading October 18, 2016:
    • Ivy Focused Growth NextShares (Nasdaq:IVFGC)
    • Ivy Focused Value NextShares (Nasdaq:IVFVC)
    • Ivy Energy NextShares (Nasdaq:IVENC)

For issuers who want to learn more about opportunities to list and grow on The Nasdaq Stock Market®, please visit our website or email etflistings@nasdaq.com.

About Nasdaq:
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