ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Many of the available global exchange traded funds (ETFs) track MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) indexes. MSCI provides investment tools to equity, fixed-income and multi-asset class investment choices worldwide. Aaron Siegal for Investment News reports Morgan Stanley (MS) plans to sell a minority interest in an initial public offering of the subsidiary, MSCI, by the end of the year.

What will this do for the ETFs that track the MSCI indexes? There shouldn’t be much of an effect. Some of the MSCI ETFs include:

  • iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA)
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)
  • iShares MSCI Canada (EWC)
  • iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Perhaps the First Trust IPOX-100 (FPX) will pick this up as it includes IPOs.

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