Funds / REITs / ETFs
As the international exchange serving its region, Nasdaq Dubai is an ideal platform for admission of funds.
It is actively involved in the development and promotion of the fund industry and aims to bring investors a wide range of cost effective funds in popular investment sectors including equities and property.
Major fund types that can currently be admitted to Nasdaq Dubai include bond, hedge and equity funds. The exchange also welcomes Islamic funds in its Islamic market segment.
The exchange is preparing to admit popular fund structures such as:
- Close-ended Mutual Funds
- Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) (subject to regulatory approval)
- Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
The global investment community has benefited greatly from innovative structures such as ETFs and REITs. Nasdaq Dubai recognises the importance of having these structures admitted to trading.
ETFs admitted to trading on Nasdaq Dubai are expected to provide investors with the means to participate in all conventionally significant markets such as the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, France, etc. ETFs tracking attractive emerging markets such as China, Russia and India may also be admitted. ETFs will provide Nasdaq Dubai investors with alternatives to country, sector, and theme exposure through a single security and at low cost.
ETF market at Nasdaq Dubai - Main Features
- Reputable issuers
- Diverse range of ETFs
- Attractive pricing
Translates into many choices for investors
- Market making
- Minimum size and maximum spread commitment
- Availability of real-time prices and analytical tools
- Aggressive marketing and education efforts
- Enhanced connectivity and third-party distribution channels
A whole universe of ETFs
Nasdaq Dubai aims to admit a wide spectrum of ETFs. The idea is to enable trading of ETFs based on globally popular indices like S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nikkei 225, Nasdaq 100, FTSE 100, etc. that provide exposure to blue chips traded on exchanges such as NYSE, Nasdaq, LSE, Euronext etc. The ETFs will also pave the way for the introduction of simple products that can give Nasdaq Dubai participants exposure to popular emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, China and India, and other niche capital markets that may be of interest to global portfolio managers.