KANSAS CITY, Mo. and NEW YORK, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bats, a CBOE Holdings, Inc. company, and a leading market for exchange-traded product (ETP) trading globally, today welcomed new issuer Principal to the Bats ETF Marketplace with the launch of one fund.
The Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF (Bats: GDVD) is an actively managed exchange-traded fund that seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in common stocks and real estate investment trusts ("REITs"). The Fund invests in equity securities of small, medium and large market capitalization companies and in growth and value stocks.
The Fund invests in securities of issuers located throughout the world, including U.S. and foreign companies in foreign and emerging market securities. The Fund typically holds investments tied economically to at least three countries outside of the U.S. More information is available here.
Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products at Bats, said: "Growing our issuer list to include investing and retirement leaders like Principal has been a goal of ours since the creation of the Bats ETF Marketplace and we are proud to welcome them today."
Year-to-date, Bats has welcomed 36 ETFs to its U.S. market. In the first quarter of 2017, Bats welcomed a total of 23 ETFs from eight issuers to the Bats ETF Marketplace, and year to date, has won 39% of all new U.S. ETF listings. There are now 171 ETFs listed on Bats ETF Marketplace, from 33 different issuers.
About CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE), owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries, is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies and a leader in providing global investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions.
The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and multi-asset volatility and global foreign exchange (FX) products. CBOE Holdings' 14 trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange in Europe, and the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETF trading.
CBOE Holdings is home to the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world's barometer for equity market volatility; the CBOE Options Institute, the company's world-renowned education arm; CBOE Livevol, a leading provider of options technology, trading analytics and market data services; CBOE Vest, an asset management company specializing in target-outcome investment strategies; CBOE Risk Management Conferences (RMC), the premier financial industry forums on derivatives and volatility products; ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis; and Hotspot, a leading platform for global FX trading.
The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Ecuador. For more information, visit www.cboe.com.
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