We actually liked Russell's indexed ETFs and thought they offered some unique features. (See
As noted above, at least some of the Russell offerings attracted a decent asset base, but apparently not enough to outweigh other business considerations.
The complete list of ETFs to be closed is below. They will be closed to new investment on Oct. 9, delisted on Oct. 16 and fully liquidated no later than Oct. 24. Shareholders are advised to heed the
Russell 1000 High Beta
Russell 1000 Low Beta
Russell 1000 High Volatility
Russell 1000 Low Volatility
Russell 1000 High Momentum
Russell 2000 High Beta
Russell 2000 Low Beta
Russell 2000 High Volatility
Russell 2000 Low Volatility
Russell 2000 High Momentum
Russell Developed ex-U.S. Low Beta
Russell Developed ex-U.S. Low Volatility
Russell Developed ex-U.S. High Momentum
Russell Aggressive Growth
Russell Consistent Growth
Russell Equity Income
Russell Growth at a Reasonable Price
Russell Low P/E
Russell Small Cap Aggressive Growth
Russell Small Cap Consistent Growth
Russell Small Cap Contrarian
Russell Small Cap Low P/E
Russell High Dividend Yield
Russell Small Cap High Dividend Yield
At the time of publication the author had no holdings in any of the stocks mentioned.
This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
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