WisdomTree shuttered six ETFs this week, some of which had been pn the market for a decade, but all of which had combined assets of only about $47 million. WisdomTree is the seventh-largest ETF issuer in the U.S. today, with $37.8 billion in total assets under management (AUM).
The funds include:
- WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Utilities Fund (DBU), $13 million in AUM, launched in 2006
- WisdomTree Global Natural Resources Fund (GNAT), $17 million in AUM, launched in 2006
- WisdomTree Commodity Currency Strategy Fund (CCX), $5 million in AUM, launched in 2010
- WisdomTree Commodity Country Equity Fund (CCXE), $7 million in AUM, launched in 2006
- WisdomTree Coal Fund (TONS), $1 million in AUM, launched in 2015
- WisdomTree Japan Interest Rate Strategy Fund (JGBB), $4.4 million in AUM, launched in 2013
The closures followed a similar move by Guggenheim, which shuttered the Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE) also this week. The fund tracked an index of real estate firms deriving their revenues from emerging markets. Launched two years ago, EMRE had only $2.3 million in assets under management.
Also this week, ETF Traded Concepts announced plans to close the CrowdInvest Wisdom ETF (WIZE) only about four months after it came to market. The fund should last trade on Sept. 27. At that point, shareholders “may only be able to sell their shares to certain broker-dealers, and there is no assurance that there will be a market for Fund shares during that time period,” the company said in a press release.
The fund will liquidate at the end of the month.
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