WisdomTree Renames High-Yielding Fund Series

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsor and index developer WisdomTree has announced a name change to a number of its portfolios.

Specifically, the firm says that the WisdomTree “High-Yielding Equity Fund” portfolios across the U.S., Europe, Japan, Pacific Rim ex-Japan, developed world (DEFA), and emerging markets have changed their name to the WisdomTree “Equity Income Fund” portfolios for these regions.

The equity income family is a sub set of WisdomTree’s family of 34 domestic and international dividend funds. The funds will continue to be offered on the NYSE Arca under their existing ticker symbols. The investment objectives and fee structure will remain unchanged.

Funds Changing

TickerNew Fund NamePrevious Name
DHSWisdomTree Equity Income Fund WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund
DTHWisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund WisdomTree DEFA High-Yielding Equity Fund
DEWWisdomTree Europe Equity Income FundWisdomTree Europe High-Yielding Equity Fund
DNLWisdomTree Japan Equity Income Fund WisdomTree Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund
DNHWisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan Equity Income Fund WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund
DEMWisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund WisdomTree Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund

WisdomTree President & COO Bruce Lavine commented in the company’s announcement, “The equity income name better articulates the investment strategy of these six funds which focus on the highest dividend-yielding stocks in their respective indexes. Equity income continues to be an important category for investors and WisdomTree has one of the most extensive global offerings.”