WisdomTree shuts oil ETPs after Shell terminates swap deal

Counterparty departure forces closure of eight oil trackers with $580 million of assets

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Shell’s decision is understood to be for commercial reasons rather than due to a specific price move

WisdomTree will redeem eight commodity tracker funds with more than $550 million in combined assets, after its swap counterparty – Shell Trading – terminated the underlying derivatives agreements following recent volatility in oil markets.  

The investments being redeemed include exchange-traded products (ETPs) tracking WTI and Brent crude oil futures with expiries from one-month to three years, and a carbon ETP.

The products were issued by WisdomTree Oil Securities (OSL) and will be redeemed

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