ROBO-STOX opens London Stock Exchange trading

  • ‘iiwa’ the robot, opens London trading
  • Marks the launch of ROBO-STOX Global Robotics and Automation ETF
  • First European ETF providing exposure to the global robotics and automation sector

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the first global robotics and automation ETF to its markets. The ROBO-STOX® Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF launched by ETF Securities, and ROBO-STOX®, the robotics and automation investment research company, gives investors the opportunity to gain exposure to a new and rapidly evolving industry sector.

To celebrate the listing, ‘iiwa’, one of the world’s most advanced robots, capable of ultra-sensitive robot-human interaction, was welcomed to open trading at a special ceremony at London Stock Exchange this morning.

Lida Eslami, Exchange Traded Product specialist, London Stock Exchange, said:

“We have over a thousand ETPs on London Stock Exchange, offering investors exposure to a vast range of underlyings. This exemplifies the industry’s fantastic growth story and London’s ability to offer the widest diversity of products. We are delighted to welcome the ROBO-STOX® Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF to London today, another example of innovation on our markets.”  

 

 

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Notes to editors:

About ‘iiwa’:

To find out more about ‘iiwa’: http://www.kuka-labs.com/en/service_robotics/lightweight_robotics/

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant and growing part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.

The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS. FTSE calculates thousands of unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries around the world.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 40 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.

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