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WisdomTree Fund Family Name Changes FAQs

WisdomTree periodically reviews the naming classifications of our ETFs to ensure greater clarity of the stated investment strategies and alignment with industry naming conventions. Effective 8/31/2015 we are changing the names of the following WisdomTree ETF families:

 

Dividend Growth Family becomes Quality Dividend Growth
Ticker Previous Fund Name New Fund Name
DGRW WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund
DGRS WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund
DGRE WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Growth Fund
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund
EUDG WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund
JHDG WisdomTree Japan Hedged Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree Japan Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund
JDG WisdomTree Japan Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree Japan Quality Dividend Growth Fund
DNL WisdomTree Global ex‐U.S. Dividend Growth Fund WisdomTree Global ex‐U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund

 

DEFA Family becomes International
Ticker Previous Fund Name New Fund Name
DWM WisdomTree DEFA Fund WisdomTree International Equity Fund
DTH *WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund

 

Equity Income Family becomes High Dividend
Ticker Previous Fund Name New Fund Name
DHS WisdomTree Equity Income Fund WisdomTree High Dividend Fund
DTH *WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund
DEW WisdomTree Global Equity Income Fund WisdomTree Global High Dividend Fund

*The WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund would change both its regional naming convention (DEFA to International) as well as its strategic convention (Equity Income to High Dividend).

 

 

Will the investment objectives change?

No, there will be no changes to the investment objectives, policies or strategies of any of the Funds.

 

Will there be any changes to the Funds’ tickers?

No, the Funds’ tickers will remain the same.

 

Will there be any changes to the Funds’ expense ratios?

No, the expense ratios of the Funds will not change.

 

Do investors in these Funds need to take action as a result of the change?

No, investors do not have to take any action.

 

Will these changes generate any tax consequences for Fund investors?

No, these changes are not expected to generate any tax consequences for investors.

 

Will the underlying Index names also change?

Yes, the underlying Indexes these Funds are designed to track will reflect the same name changes as the Funds.