Category: Open Ended Investment Company
The Fund seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses of the WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend Index (the “Index”). The Index is a fundamentally weighted index and consists of the companies that compose the bottom 25% of the market capitalisation of the WisdomTree Dividend Index (the “Parent Index") after the 300 largest companies are removed. To be included in the Index, securities must meet minimum market capitalisation and liquidity requirements and have paid dividends over the prior annual cycle. Such securities are then weighted annually in the Index to reflect the proportionate share of the aggregate cash dividends each component company is projected to pay in the coming year, based on the most recently declared dividend per share. Companies projected to pay more dividends are more heavily weighted. The Index is "reconstituted" annually on the basis of the above eligibility and weighting methodology. At such time, the maximum weight of any one sector in the Index is capped. In order to achieve its objective, the Fund will employ a "passive management" (or indexing) investment approach and will invest in a portfolio of equity securities that so far as possible and practicable consists of a representative sample of the component securities of the Index. As it may be difficult, expensive or otherwise inefficient to purchase all the securities in the Index, the Fund may also hold shares or other securities which produce a similar investment return to securities in the Index or may invest in collective investment schemes. The Fund may enter into repurchase/reverse repurchase agreements and stock lending arrangements solely for the purposes of efficient portfolio management, subject to the conditions and within the limits set out in the prospectus for WisdomTree Issuer plc (the “Prospectus”). Shares of the Fund (“Shares”) are listed on one or more stock exchanges. Typically, only Authorised Participants (i.e. brokers) can purchase Shares from or sell Shares back to the Fund. Other investors can purchase and sell Shares on exchange on each day the relevant stock exchange is open. Distribution policy: Income received by the Fund’s investments will normally be distributed Quarterly in respect of the Shares of this class. Recommendation: This Fund may not be appropriate for short-term investment. Currency: The base currency of the Fund is US Dollar. The currency of denomination of this share class is US Dollar. For full investment objectives and policy details, please refer to the supplement to the Prospectus for the Fund (the “Supplement”).