By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management ("DeAWM") announced that db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSE ticker: ASHR) (the "Fund") has been approved for registration by the Comision Calificadora de Riesgo (CCR) for distribution among Chilean pension funds. Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (AFPs) can now utilize the Fund as a registered investment instrument, in order to offer plan participants direct equity exposure to the China A-shares market. ASHR is the first direct investment in China A-shares to be registered in Chile and listed on the NYSE, so that the Fund trades in local time.
"The recent approval of ASHR by the Chilean pension commission is further validation of the interest in the Fund's innovative exposure, and we believe it will complement our current product suite in Chile," said Fiona Bassett, Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's Passive Business in the Americas. "As the provider of the largest suite of ETFs offering direct access to previously untapped Chinese securities, we are dedicated to offering both domestic and international investors access to one of the most coveted global investment opportunities."
When it launched in November 2013, ASHR was the first U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund ("ETF") to provide investors with a physical replication of the unique China A-shares market. Since then, DeAWM has added the db X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund (NYSE ticker: CN), the first ETF to provide investors with broad exposure to onshore and offshore Chinese equities through a single fund, and most recently db X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSE ticker: ASHS), the first U.S.-listed ETF to provide investors with direct access to small cap China A-shares equities, to round out the China A-shares exposure it offers. DeAWM partnered with subadvisor Harvest Global Investments Limited to launch both ASHR and ASHS.
DeAWM's U.S. exchange-traded products ("ETP") platform has approximately $11 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. The firm's global ETP platform, launched in 2006, has grown to become the world's fifth largest, with approximately $63 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management With $1.29 trillion of assets under management (as of March 31, 2014), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is one of the world's leading investment organizations. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. It also provides tailored wealth management solutions and private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and family offices.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is the brand name of the Asset Management and Wealth Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management brand are listed in contracts, sales materials and other product information documents. Consider the fund's investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in the fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at dbxus.com. Please read it carefully before investing. DEFINITIONS: A-shares are companies incorporated in China and traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. RISKS: International investing involves greater and different risks than investing in U.S. companies and funds investing in a single country or in a limited geographic region tend to be more volatile than more diversified funds. Emerging markets, such as China, tend to be more volatile that the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and less stable political systems than those of developed countries. Special risks associated with investments in Chinese companies include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards the nature and extent of intervention by the Chinese government in the Chinese securities markets, and the potential unavailability of A-shares. Any reduction or elimination of access to A-shares will have a material adverse effect on the ability of the funds to achieve their investment objectives. Uncertainties in the Chinese tax rules governing taxation of income and gains from investments in A-shares could result in unexpected tax liabilities for the Funds which may reduce the Funds returns. An investment in these funds should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the greater risks associated with investments in China. Please read each Fund's prospectus for a more complete discussion of the Fund's risks.
DBX Advisors LLC is the investment adviser to the db X-trackers Funds. db X-trackers funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. The Fund is managed by DBX Advisors LLC which is not affiliated with ALPS.
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Shares of the fund may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, shares may only be purchased and redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants in very large creation/redemption units. There is no assurance that an active trading market for shares of the fund will develop or be maintained.
The CSI 300 Index is composed of the 300 largest and most-liquid stocks in the China A-share market, which trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Harvest Global Investments Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Group's asset management joint venture in China, Harvest Fund Management Co., Ltd., the second-largest asset management company in the country.
An investment in this fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the greater risks associated with investments in China. No bank guarantee | Not FDIC insured | May lose value Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management represents the asset management and wealth management activities conducted by Deutsche Bank AG or any of its subsidiaries. Clients will be provided Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management products or services by one or more legal entities that will be identified to clients pursuant to the contracts, agreements, offering materials or other documentation relevant to such products or services.
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