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New Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Launched

by By Tyson Freeman

Dow Jones Indexes, a global index provider, and Brookfield Asset Management Inc., an asset management firm focused on property, power and infrastructure assets, have launched the Dow Jones Brookfield Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index.

The index aims to represent listed companies in emerging market countries that are owners and operators of infrastructure assets. The index has been licensed along with the Dow Jones Brookfield Global Infrastructure Index to ETF Securities, a provider of commodity exchange-traded products. The indexes will serve as the basis for two UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directives) compliant exchange-traded funds on the ETF Exchange platform.

Craig Noble, managing director and portfolio manager at Brookfield Investment Management, says inclusion in the index is based on set criteria.

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