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Wisdom Tree (WisdomTree) ETFs

Being a new company on the mutual fund field, Wisdom Tree immediately caught the attention of the media in its establishment in 2006. Wisdom Tree funds are distinguished from the rest of the mutual funds thanks to their concentration on fundamentally weighted indexes. As a result they don't focus their attention on market-cap weighted indexes as most of the mutual funds do. The valuation of the WisdomTree ETFs can be executed in two ways:

  1. The amount of cash dividends paid by each company constituting the corresponding index
  2. The dividend yield of the corresponding company in every index.

The initial funding of the WisdomTree was provided by its chairman Michael Steinhardt, which was in the amount of $9 million. His initial investment quickly increased to the amazing $500 million by the use of hedge funds. Unfortunately, Steinhardt's losses in 1995 made him quit the industry.

Here is a list of the most important positions at WisdomTree and the people, who occupy them.

  • Jonathan Steinberg - CEO of WisdomTree
  • Bruce Lavine - President
  • Jeremy J. Siegel - Strategic Advisor of WisdomTree

Being a publicly traded company, WisdomTree Investment represents the parent company of the asset management firm. Additionally, the investment program of each ETF is designed by the WisdomTree Asset Management. Due to the many services and funds offered, a division of the Bank of NY, called BNY Investment Advisor provides sub-advisory services to the funds' clients.

Here is a list of some of the ETFs you can choose from the portfolio of WisdomTree:

WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund

WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund
WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan Dividend Fund
WisdomTree International Dividend Top 100 Fund
WisdomTree Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund WisdomTree DIEFA Fund
WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree DIEFA High-Yielding Dividend Fund
WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree Europe Total Dividend Fund
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund
WisdomTree Europe High-Yielding Equity Fund

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