Russell Launches Small-Cap ETFs | ETF Trends

Russell Investments has launched four small-cap exchange traded funds . The four ETFs track the newly launched Russell U.S. Small Cap Investment Discipline Indexes.

“We created these unique products to answer a very specific need in the market,” James Polisson, CEO of Russell’s global ETF business, said. “Sophisticated investors now have a specific vehicle that provides them with focused exposure in the small cap asset class beyond the strict classification by sector and style.” [Small-Cap ETFs Provide Clues on Markets Mood]

Russell Investments is utilizing its strength in knowledge of how professional equity managers invest and have constructed their new indexes accordingly. Russell has identified a set of key characteristics that define a small cap portfolio within each discipline. [How Russell’s New ETFs Are Different]

Small-cap companies are defined as those with a market capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion. [ETF Chart of the Day: U.S. Small Caps]

The new ETFs are:

  • Russell Small Cap Aggressive Growth ETF (NASDAQ: SGGG)
  • Russell Small Cap Consistent Growth ETF (NASDAQ: SCOG)
  • Russell Small Cap Low P/E ETF (NASDAQ: SCLP)
  • Russell Small Cap Contrarian ETF (NASDAQ: SCTR)

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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