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The Nasdaq Stock Market® Lists NextShares, The First Exchange-Traded Managed Fund


NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ), the single largest U.S. equity exchange by market share, announced during the month of February, the Eaton Vance listing of the first NextShares™ exchange-traded managed fund, and two new enhanced beta ETFs by Janus.   

“It’s been a tremendous start to the year and we’re excited to be a part of history as the listing venue of the first NextShares and other funds to come,” said Jeff McCarthy, Vice President and Head of ETP Listings at Nasdaq. “We value all of our issuer relationships and have been honored this past month to celebrate and host a number of bell ceremonies with Eaton Vance, BlackRock, Janus, Legg Mason and Victory Compass.”

Nasdaq ETF Listing Highlights in February:

Nasdaq was the listing venue of choice for a new way to invest in actively managed strategies:

  • Eaton Vance launched the first NextShares™ fund which began trading February 26, 2016:
    • Eaton Vance Stock NextShares (Nasdaq:EVSTC)  

Additionally, Nasdaq was the premier exchange of choice for two new ETF launches:

  • Janus launched a pair of products for the first time in two years:
    • Janus Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF (NASDAQ:JSML)
    • Janus Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF (NASDAQ:JSMD)

The Nasdaq Stock Market®, the single largest U.S. equity exchange by market share added 3 new ETF listings in February to grow our total number of ETFs in 2016 to 234. For issuers who want to learn more about opportunities to list and grow on The Nasdaq Stock Market®, please visit our website or email

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