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Two ETFs based on Nasdaq Indexes are Top Ranked in 2016

ETF.com reviews new ETFs with most significant AUM growth

Nasdaq Global Indexes is proud to be the index behind two of the six most popular new ETFs of 2016, according to ETF.com. The First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (FVC), based on the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index, is designed to provide targeted exposure to five First Trust sector and industry based ETFs and the Nasdaq US T-Bill Index (the "cash index"). The index combines Dorsey, Wright & Associates' (DWA) systematic momentum approach to sector rotation and risk management via cash equivalents represented by one- to three-month U.S. Treasury bills in the cash index. The Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI), based on the Nasdaq International Dividend Achiever Select Index, tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed and emerging market firms (ex-US) that have increased their annual dividends for seven or more consecutive years.

“In an increasingly crowded space with ETFs of all stripes already available, it's become difficult for issuers to differentiate their products and make an impression on investors. That's why out of the host of funds that launched this year, only a handful have attracted assets of any significance. Only seven, or 5% of this year's launches, have eclipsed the $100 million mark in assets under management,” according to the article.

In addition, the PowerShares DWA Tactical Multi-Asset Income Portfolio ETF (DWIN), which tracks the Dorsey Wright Multi Asset Income Index, also launched this year and has crossed the $100M threshold.

For more information about these indexes or any of our smart-beta-themed strategies, please visit our website www.business.nasdaq.com/smartbeta.

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