Build a diversified portfolio with ETFs

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Expand your horizons. Access a wide range of global, regional or country specific equity, commodity or fixed income markets with Lyxor ETFs.

 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are open-ended investment funds that track the performance of a diversified index. ETF OverviewThat Index may contain shares like BP or Vodafone, it might hold bonds, or it could invest in commodities. The key point is that instead of buying each asset individually, you can buy them all in a single fund, much like a traditional Mutual Fund.

 As a "passive" investment, ETFs will rise and fall with its benchmark Index. That Index will be driven by the combined performance of the stocks, bonds or commodities it holds. An Index can hold anything between 40 and 2,000 components. It can be global or regional in focus, or it can target a specific country or sector. You can even target stocks with specific fundamental characteristics. The choice is yours and your profit or loss will depend on the Index you choose. 

Like a mutual fund, ETFs are highly regulated according to the UCITS IV Directive, which is the European regulatory framework for investment funds. What makes ETFs different is the fact they are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). This gives you the transparency of live pricing, and the flexibility to buy or sell during market hours (8.05 – 16.30).

ETF Guide


 One of the beauties of ETFs is the ability to target your exposure precisely through your  choice of Index. Depending on the number, sector, geography or even weighting of holdings within the index, your exposure can be very different. The right ETF  starts with the right Index, and that depends on the part of the market you’re targeting, and the risk you’re prepared to take. Capital is completely at risk and  some indices can be very volatile leading to large losses. 



 Before trading for the first time (and periodically after) you should read the Product Guide and study the Prospectus. If you do not fully understand the product  you should seek advice from a financial adviser prior to trading.  





Lyxor guide to ETFs

 Lyxor product range

Lyxor quality promise

Active Vs Passive investments

Buying the market

Choosing an ETF

  Accessing Emerging Markets

 An introduction to ETFs

Why diversification matters

Why costs matter

Why the Index matters

Investing in the Emerging Markets

SG Quality Income strategy


Asset allocator

Investment themes

Selecting a UK ETF

Selecting a US ETF

Selecting a European ETF

Selecting an Emerging Market ETF

Selecting a commodity ETF


 Lyxor launched its first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on the Paris Euronext stock exchange back in 2001. Today, with approximately $53 billion of Assets  Under Management, Lyxor is the third largest ETF provider in Europe, and the sixth globally*. Our success is built on a history of innovation and a constant drive  to provide investors with better, more efficient ways to access more investment opportunities around the world.

 Lyxor has always maintained an utmost commitment to quality. In 2011 we formalised this commitment by creating the Lyxor ETF quality  charter, which details  our commitments to Performance & Tracking Efficiency, Liquidity, Disciplined Investment Processes and Transparency.  You can read more about the Charter  here.


 Investors are exposed to risks resulting from the use of an OTC Swap with Societe Generale. In line with UCITS guidelines, the exposure to Societe Generale cannot exceed 10% of the total fund assets. Physical ETFs may have Counterparty Risk resulting from the use of a Securities Lending Programme.


Lyxor and Lyxor ETF are names used by Societe Generale to promote the products of Lyxor Asset Management. Lyxor ETFs are open ended mutual investment funds established under French law and approved by the Autorite des Marches Financiers (the French Financial Markets Authority). 

ETFs are suitable for retail clients in the UK, who have a good understanding of the underlying market and characteristics of the security. In particular, it is important that, before you make any investment, you understand that you could lose all of your investment when investing in these products.

You should read the Product Guide and Final Terms for your chosen product before making any investment. You should read the Final Terms carefully and keep it safe for future reference


This website is issued in the U.K. by the London Branch of Societe Generale. Societe Generale is a French credit institution (bank) authorised by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (the French Prudential Control and Resolution Authority)  and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.  Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request.

 *Source Lyxor Asset Management, June, 2014



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