Industry Updates

iShares, DBX, UBS and First Asset roll out new issues

David Tuckwell

iShares has cross-listed an


in Hong Kong (82823) that tracks Chinese A shares via the FTSE A50 China Index. The iShares FTSE A50 China Index


, the largest constituent of which is Ping An followed by the China Merchants Bank, is a synthetic


and costs 99 basis points per annum.

DB X-Trackers has cross-listed an Asian exposure ETF into Germany: the DBX MSCI AC ASIA Ex-Japan High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF (XPVJ). The index targets companies with higher and more robust dividend yields. It focusses on stocks in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan - the four of which make up 90% of the index.

UBS has listed a new ETF in Switzerland: the UBS ETFs plc - Bloomberg Commodity CMCI SF UCITS ETF (BCCMA). BCCMA tracks the UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index (Total Return). The family of indices from which the ETF is drawn does not use market timing algorithms for commodities futures and claims to "diversify across the term structure of futures contracts".

Canadian issuer First Asset has listed the US TrendLeaders Index ETF in Toronto (SID). SID tracks the performance the CIBC US TrendLeaders Index, which targets mid to large cap companies judged to be ahead of the trend curve.


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