HEDJ (WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity, Expense Ratio 0.58%) continues to trade on above average volume on its way to new net inflows, pulling in >$3.1 billion now just year to date which is quite a feat.
In fact, Vanguard is surely hearing footsteps in terms of its current supremacy in the Europe Equity ETF category now that HEDJ has more than $9.2 billion in assets under management as compared to VGK (Vanguard
Europe, Expense Ratio 0.12%, $11.6 billion in AUM).
HEDJ has already surpassed a more tenured product here from iShares in terms of AUM, EZU (iShares MSCI EMU, Expense Ratio 0.50%) thanks to its strong inflows thus far in 2015 and this continues to demonstrate the growing interest that investors have in “hedging out” the Euro.
As long as Greece and the Greek bond situation remain front and center HEDJ may well continue to see strong flows and interest in the near term.
Top holdings in HEDJ are Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (6.68%), Telefonica SA (5.59%), Banco Santander SA (4.81%), Unilever NV DR (4.53%), and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (4.45%) with one hundred twenty six individual names in the portfolio.