Ten of the 19 closures are international sector ETFs, including the SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF (NYSEArca:IPK). The SPDR S&P Russia ETF (NYSEARCA:RBL) is also slated for closure.
Some multi-factor international ETFs, including the SPDR MSCI Spain Quality Mix ETF (NYSEArca:QESP), are also closing.
In late June, WisdomTree said it plans to close three of its exchange traded funds. The WisdomTree Strategic Corporate Bond Fund (NASDAQ: CRDT), WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (NASDAQ:UBND) and the WisdomTree Global Real Return Fund (NYSEArca:RRF) are the ETFs slated for closure.
Last year, nearly 130 ETFs in the U.S. closed. As of the end of May 30, 30 ETFs listed in the U.S. had closed this year, slightly below last year’s pace. Now, that number is over 50 including announced closures.