"Lyxor SPI UCITS ETF" is an exchange-traded investment fund (ETF). It refers to the SPI Index. This index reflects the development of stocks . The ETF replicates its index using synthetic replication, so the index performance is realized using a swap contract. The ETF's earnings (dividends) are distributed to the investors. The fund company Lyxor claims a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.40% per year. The yearly average divergence from the index performance (Tracking Difference) since 2012 was 1.22% per year. Therefore, the ETF was significantly more expensive than the TER suggests.