DWS, one of the world’s leading asset managers, announced name changes today to two of its Xtrackers ETFs to better reflect their multifactor underlying strategies.
Effective January 28, 2021, the Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF and the Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF will change their names to the Xtrackers Russell US Multifactor ETF and Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Multifactor ETF, respectively.
The new names reflect the fact that the term "multifactor" has come into common usage as factor investing has become more popular within the investment community. The name change on the Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF to the Xtrackers Russell US Multifactor ETF meanwhile will help to clarify for investors the nature of exposure the product provides, given the usage of the size factor within the index methodology results in a bias towards mid-cap securities.
"As multifactor investing becomes more popular, we expect increasing investor interest in these ETFs, so it is prudent to change the names at this point so as to give investors absolute clarity on the nature of the underlying indices, especially as the term 'multifactor' is now so ubiquitous," said Arne Noack, Head of Systematic Investment Solutions, Americas at DWS Group.
The name changes have no impact on the ETFs’ investment objectives, policies, investment strategies, or ticker symbols.
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