The fund seeks to achieve net asset volatility per unit of trust assets which closely correlates with that of the benchmark index by investing mainly in all or portion of separately stipulated investment trust securities.

Key information
Name: Listed Index Fund US Bond
(No Currency Hedge)

ProspectusProspectus

Earnings ReportEarnings Report

Code: 1486

Net Asset Value and Performance

NAV (per 1 share): ¥   (As of: ) Net Assets:
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Fund of Funds Structure

This Fund of Funds invests in securities held for investment trust.

  • US Bond Index Fund No Currency Hedge (for Institutional Investors)
    This fund mainly seeks to achieve results that correlate to the movements of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY).
  • Money Account Mother Fund
    This Fund seeks to achieve stable returns through stable management by investing in public and corporate bonds.

Listed Index Fund US Bond (No Currency Hedge) structure

Fund Name Listed Index Fund US Bond (No Currency Hedge)
Open-ended type/Foreign/Bonds/ETF/Index fund
Listed Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
Issue Code 1486
Targeted Investments This fund mainly seeks to achieve results that correlate to the movements of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY).
Date Listed August 31, 2016
Exchange Trading Unit 1 unit
Trust period Unlimited (Launch date: August 29, 2016)
Computation Period From 11 January to 10 July, from 11 July to 10 January of the following year
Closing Date On the 10th day of January and July each year
*The first closing date will be January 10, 2017.
Dividends As a general rule, the full amount of dividends and other income arising from the trust assets is distributed after deduction of expenses.
* There is no guarantee for the amount and payment of dividends in the future.

Overview of Fees & Expenses

Trading Fee Fee as determined by the distributor. Inquire with the distributor for details.
Amount to be Retained in Trust Assets None.
Trust Fee

No more than 0.1026%(0.095% excluding taxes) per annum of the daily total NAV of the fund.

*The investment management fee is paid out of the trust assets at the end of each calculation period or at the time of termination of the Trust.

Distribution of Investment Management Expenses(annual rate)

When the investment management expense is 0.095%, as of the date of filing of the securities registration statement:

Investment Management Expenses(Trust fee)
=NAV of investment period X Trust fee rate
Total Management Company Trustee
0.095% 0.070% 0.025%
Management Company Compensation for investment management
Trustee Compensation for administration of assets under management and execution of orders from Management Company

*Figures are excluding tax. Consumption tax will be added.

Other Fees and Costs

Not more than 0.1% per annum of total daily net assets during trust period of the fund.

The following expenses are paid out of the trust assets at the times specified by the management company: 1. Expenses for the preparation and distribution of prospectuses; 2. Cost for accounting and its incidental operations; 3. Cost for preparation of financial summary statement (including the cost to outsource the work involved in 1. - 3.); 4. Auditing fee; 5. Expenses for listing the Funds; and 6. Royalties for S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY Hedged) and Royalties for S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY).

*Auditing fee is an expense paid to the audit firm for the auditing of the Funds.

Brokerage commissions on securities in the portfolio, interest on borrowings, interest on advances, and fees related to securities lending (if securities lending occurs, the amount is obtained by multiplying a lending fee, which is a source of income for the trust assets, by a figure not exceeding 54% (50% excluding taxes) as of the date of the filing of the securities registration statement) are paid out of the trust assets each time they are incurred. These fees are incorporated in the TER stated.

*The figures for items such as the rate and maximum amount cannot be provided in advance as they fluctuate in line with investment performance and other factors.

The total amount of expenses of the Funds to be borne by investors varies according to holding length and investment status, and thus cannot be shown.

Major Investment Restrictions

  • This Fund will not directly invest in securities other than those held for investment trusts, short term corporate bonds, etc., commercial paper, and designated money in trust.
  • There is no restriction on the investment ratio for assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Trustee Companies

  • The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

The benchmark index for Currency Hedge is S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY Hedged) and the benchmark index for No Currency Hedge is S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY). As the Funds track total investment returns of US treasury bonds with maturities of 7-10 years, they are classified into one fund with a currency hedge and one fund with no currency hedge.

Further Information

Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

Japan Exchange Group publishes summaries and lists of the ETFs, as well as other valuable information on their website.

Copyright

“Standard & Poor's®” and “S&P®” are registered trademarks owned by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC. Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. is licensed to use these trademarks. Standard & Poor’s and its related companies do not sponsor, recommend, sell, or promote Listed Index Fund US Bond (Currency Hedge) and Listed Index Fund US Bond (No Currency Hedge) (hereinafter, the “Funds”), and makes no expression, guarantee, or condition on the suitability of investment in the Funds.

The Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and its related companies (hereinafter, “S&P”). S&P makes no expression, condition or warranty, express or implied, as specified to the owners of the Funds’ units or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Funds particularly, or in the ability of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index to track the overall market. The relationship of S&P and Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. is only in respect of granting the license to use the registered trademarks S&P and the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index. S&P has no obligation to consider requests from Nikko Asset Management's requests or owners of the Funds’ units in determination, creation, and calculation of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index. S&P has no responsibility for, or involvement in, determining the timings or prices of the Funds, or determining or calculating how to convert units of the Funds into cash. S&P assumes no obligation regarding, nor does it take any responsibility for, management, marketing, or trading of the Funds whatsoever.

S&P does not make any guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the calculation or basic data of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index. S&P takes no responsibility for any error, lack, or fault in the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index. S&P and ASX make no explicit or implicit warranty, condition, or expression whatsoever as to the results to be obtained by Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd., owners of the Funds’ units, or any other persons or organizations from the use of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index or the data contained therein. S&P expressively disclaims all warranties or conditions of marketability or suitability for a particular purpose or use of the S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index or the data contained therein, and makes no guarantee, expression, or condition, express or implied, on marketability or suitability of the Index or the data contained therein.

Without limiting any of the foregoing, S&P is not responsible for any special, punitive, indirect, or consequential damages (including lost profits) arising from the use of the data contained therein, even if notified of the possibility of such damages in advance.

Authorized Participants

  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • ABN AMRO Clearing Tokyo Co., Ltd.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
  • Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Investors are not guaranteed the investment principal that they commit. Investors may incur a loss and the value of their investment principal may fall below par as the result of a decline in NAV. All profits and losses arising from investments in the Funds belong to the investors (beneficiaries). The Funds are different from saving deposits.

The funds invest primarily in bonds. The NAV of the Funds may fall and you may suffer a loss for reasons such as a drop in the price of bonds or deterioration in financial conditions and business performance of an issuer of stocks. Investors may also incur losses due to exchange rate fluctuations when investing in assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Major risks are as follows:

1. Price Fluctuation Risk
Corporate and government bonds generally have a price fluctuation risk arising from changes in interest rates. Generally, their prices go down when interest rates rise, causing the NAV of the Funds to fall. The degree of price fluctuation varies depending on the remaining time to maturity and the terms of issue in question.

2. Liquidity Risk
Where the market size or trading volume is small, buying and selling prices for securities may be greatly affected. This results in the risk that securities cannot be traded at the expected prices, sold at the appraised prices, or that trading volume is limited regardless of prices. This creates the risk of unexpected losses.

3. Credit Risk
If a default has occurred or is expected to occur, for issuers of public and corporate bonds or short-term financial assets, the prices of such public and corporate bonds or short-term financial assets decline (the value could even fall to zero). This results in a decline of the Funds’ NAVs. In addition, if default in fact occurs, there is a high possibility of being unable to collect invested cash.

4. Currency Fluctuation Risk
For foreign-currency-denominated assets, in general, if the yen is stronger than the currencies of such assets, the fund’s NAV will decline.

5. Security-Lending Risk
Lending securities is accompanied by counterparty risks, which are the risks of default or cancellation of lending agreements as a result of bankruptcy, etc. by the counterparties. As a result, there is a risk that the Funds will suffer unanticipated losses. Following the default or cancellation of a lending agreement, when liquidation procedures are implemented by using the collateral that is set aside in the lending agreement, the procurement cost of buying back the securities can surpass the collateral value, due to price fluctuations in the market. In such a case, the Funds would need to make up for the price difference, and therefore incur losses.

Main Factors Contributing to the Discrepancies between S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY) and NAV

This fund seeks to ensure that its NAV has the same volatility as S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY); however, we cannot always guarantee that the fund will have the same volatility as the Index due to the following factors attributable to this Fund and to the investment trust securities invested in by this fund:

  • Lag between the timing of fund inflows and the purchase of investment trust securities.
  • Where the portfolio is adjusted through investment in issues other than the constituent issues of S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY) or through changes in the constituent issues or weighting of S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY), the trading of individual issues may be affected by market impact or the fund may bear costs such as management fees, brokerage fees and auditing fees.
  • Securities lending fees from lending securities; and
  • Where derivative transactions such as futures are conducted, discrepancies in price movements between such transactions and part or all of the constituent issues of S&P US Treasury Bond 7-10 Year Index (TTM JPY).

Discrepancies Between the Market Prices at Which Stocks are Traded on the Exchange and the NAV
The Funds are listed on and will be publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange; however, the market price of the units will depend mainly on the demand for the Funds, their investment performances, and how attractive they are to investors in comparison to alternative investments, etc. We cannot predict whether the Funds will be traded as a market value below or above their NAVs.
*The prices of securities targeted for investment of the Funds will fluctuate under the influence of the aforementioned risks. Therefore, please note that the Funds themselves have these risks as well.

* Factors that contribute to NAV fluctuations are not limited to those listed above.

Additional Considerations

  • The provisions stipulated in Article 37-6 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (the "cooling-off period") is not applicable to transactions in the Funds.
  • The Funds differ from deposits or insurance policies in that the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan or the Policyholders Protection Corporation of Japan does not protect them. Furthermore, units purchased from registered financial institutions, such as banks, are exempted from compensation by the Japan Investor Protection Fund.

Risk Management System

  • The departments in charge of risk management and compliance will be independent from fund management departments, and will evaluate and analyze risks and performance, risk management, and monitor the status of compliance with laws and regulations.
  • To maintain an appropriate management system, the departments in charge of risk management and compliance will report and propose to the committee associated with risk management and compliance, and instruct fund management departments to take corrective actions as necessary.
    * The system described above is as of the end of May 2016, and may be subject to change in the future.