What makes the EURO STOXX 50 a core portfolio component?

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06 Aug 2019

The EURO STOXX 50 is the dominant representative index for the largest companies in the Eurozone, as reflected by the ETF assets tracking it (Euro 31.3Bn1), and the liquidity of the associated derivatives market. Portfolio managers looking to build exposure in the region regularly base their positioning on the core building block that the EURO STOXX 50 represents.

Just as the S&P 500 and Nikkei 225 indices are household names in their respective markets, the EURO STOXX 50 is a key component in a broad array of client portfolios, ranging from insurance companies to high-alpha quantitative players. It was the logical step in the expansion of UBS ETFs ESG-screened major benchmark suite to partner with STOXX to bring the EURO STOXX 50 into the age of sustainability-conscious investing.

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