This Fund mainly invests in some or all of the separately specified investment trust securities and seeks to achieve net worth per unit which closely correlates with the movement of yen-converted Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.

Key information
Name: Listed Index Fund China H-share
(Hang Seng China Enterprises)

ProspectusProspectus

Earnings ReportEarnings Report

Code: 1548

Net Asset Value and Performance

NAV (per 100 shares): ¥   (As of: ) Net Assets:
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Net Asset Value (per Shares) (excluding dividend payment) (¥)
Hang Seng China Enterprises Index

  • NAV value is listed after deducting trust fees.
  • AUM per share and the index are indexed at 100 starting from 22nd October 2010 (inception day) and 29th October 2010 (listing day).
  • Trademarks and all other intellectual property for all labels containing "Hang Seng China Enterprises Index" are the sole property of Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited.
  • The performance, data, etc., noted above are based on past information and neither guarantee nor promise future performance.

Structure of the Fund

This Fund of Funds invests in investment trust securities.

  • China H-share index Fund (for qualified institutional investors)
    This Fund seeks investment returns that track the movements of the yen-converted Hang Seng China Enterprises Index by mainly investing in equities listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (including depositary receipts) and rights for stock price index futures trading.
  • Money Account Mother Fund
    This Fund seeks to ensure stable returns by investing in public and corporate bonds.

Listed Index Fund China H-share (Hang Seng China Enterprises)

Fund Name Listed Index Fund China H-share (Hang Seng China Enterprise)
Open-ended type/Foreign/Stocks/ETF/Index fund
Listed Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
Issue Code 1548
Targeted Investments This fund invests in investment trust securities that aim to match fluctuation in the JPY-converted Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.
Date Listed 29 October 2010 (launched on 22 October 2010)
Exchange Trading Unit 10 units
Trust period Unlimited
Computation Period From 21 January of each year to 20 January of the next year
Closing Date 20 January of each year
Dividends All revenue from dividends arising from the trust assets will be, in principle, paid as dividends on the last day of the fiscal year after deducting expenses.
*There is no guarantee on the payment or the amount of dividend.

Overview of Fees & Expenses

Trading Fee Stipulated by the broker. Please contact the broker for details.
Trust Fee

Approximately 0.594% (0.55% excluding taxes) per annum against total NAV.

The breakdown of the trust fee rate is as follows: the fund's trust fee rate is no higher than 0.486% per annum (0.45% before tax) and the trust fee rate for incorporating investment trust securities targeted for investment is approximately 0.108% per annum (0.1% before tax).

Distribution of Investment Management Expenses (excluding taxes)

*The real trust fee rate (the annual rate) payable by the beneficiaries will change depending on factors including the fund's weighting in investment trusts securities targeted for investment or changes in the portfolio.

Other Fees and Costs

An amount no more than the total amount for the trust period reached by multiplying an annual rate of 0.1% on the fund's daily net asset value.

Expenses for the preparation and distribution of prospectuses, audit costs, expenses for listing of the Fund, as well as royalties for the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index are paid out of the trust assets at the times specified by the Management Company.

Brokerage commissions on securities in the portfolio, interest on advances, lending fee on securities lent by a figure (the amount obtained by multiplying a lending fee lent by a figure which is a profit for Trust Assets, not exceeding 0.54 (0.5 excluding taxes) (0.5 excluding taxes as of the date of the filling of the securities registration statement.) and other fees are paid out of the trust assets each time they are incurred.

*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 Fund 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 invest in any securities other than commercial paper and designated money trusts, such as investment trust securities and short-term corporate bonds.
  • There are no restrictions on the ratio of investment in foreign currency-denominated assets.

Trustee Companies

  • The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
    (Trustee company of re-entrustment: Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.)

Hang Seng China Enterprises Index is the weighted-average of stock prices with higher market capitalization and liquidity from mainland China enterprises listing on Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is calculated by determining the weighted average by market capitalization ratio after subsequent flotation adjustment, then assigning index values accordingly.

What is Hang Seng China Enterprises Index?

Further Information

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Hang Seng Indexes Company

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Copyright and Other Rights of the "Hang Seng China Enterprises Index"

The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (the "Index(es)") is/are published and compiled by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited pursuant to a licence from Hang Seng Data Services Limited. The mark(s) and name(s) Hang Seng China Enterprises Index are proprietary to Hang Seng Data Services Limited. Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited and Hang Seng Data Services Limited have agreed to the use of, and reference to, the Index(es) by Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in connection with Listed Index Fund China H Share (Dragon) Hang Seng China Enterprises (the "Product"), BUT NEITHER HANG SENG INDEXES COMPANY LIMITED NOR HANG SENG DATA SERVICES LIMITED WARRANTS OR REPRESENTS OR GUARANTEES TO ANY BROKER OR HOLDER OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY OTHER PERSON (i) THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) AND ITS COMPUTATION OR ANY INFORMATION RELATED THERETO; OR (ii) THE FITNESS OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) OR ANY COMPONENT OR DATA COMPRISED IN IT; OR (iii) THE RESULTS WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED BY ANY PERSON FROM THE USE OF ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) OR ANY COMPONENT OR DATA COMPRISED IN IT FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RELATING TO ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) IS GIVEN OR MAY BE IMPLIED. The process and basis of computation and compilation of any of the Index(es) and any of the related formula or formulae, constituent stocks and factors may at any time be changed or altered by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited without notice. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IS ACCEPTED BY HANG SENG INDEXES COMPANY LIMITED OR HANG SENG DATA SERVICES LIMITED (i) IN RESPECT OF THE USE OF AND/OR REFERENCE TO ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) BY NIKKO ASSET MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT; OR (ii) FOR ANY INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, MISTAKES OR ERRORS OF HANG SENG INDEXES COMPANY LIMITED IN THE COMPUTATION OF ANY OF THE INDEX(ES); OR (iii) FOR ANY INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, MISTAKES, ERRORS OR INCOMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMPUTATION OF ANY OF THE INDEX(ES) WHICH IS SUPPLIED BY ANY OTHER PERSON; OR (iv) FOR ANY ECONOMIC OR OTHER LOSS WHICH MAY BE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUSTAINED BY ANY BROKER OR HOLDER OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY OTHER PERSON DEALING WITH THE PRODUCT AS A RESULT OF ANY OF THE AFORESAID, AND NO CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR LEGAL PROCEEDINGS MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST HANG SENG INDEXES COMPANY LIMITED AND/OR HANG SENG DATA SERVICES LIMITED in connection with the Product in any manner whatsoever by any broker, holder or other person dealing with the Product. Any broker, holder or other person dealing with the Product does so therefore in full knowledge of this disclaimer and can place no reliance whatsoever on Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited and Hang Seng Data Services Limited. For the avoidance of doubt, this disclaimer does not create any contractual or quasi-contractual relationship between any broker, holder or other person and Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited and/or Hang Seng Data Services Limited and must not be construed to have created such relationship.

This Fund can be applied for as a cash creation and a cash redemption at Authorised Participants in addition to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. When applying as a direct addition and exchange, please keep in mind that we cannot accept your application on the following dates:

Authorized Participants

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

Daily Creation and redemption are based on ETF's NAV calculated in early evening. Confirm non-tradable days by referring to trading calendar on our official homepage. Basket for creation is continually-updated on our official homepage.

Basically sell/buy at last price of T day's market while FX rate is TTM of one business day after the application (10am on T+1)

The flow chart below is showing the creation/redemption process for Nikko AM ETFs. Please note that transactions cannot be processed for days on which applications are not accepted.

Creation flow Cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Redemption flow for cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Redemption flow for cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

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 market price or NAV. All profits and losses arising from investments in the Fund belong to the investors (beneficiaries). This fund is different from saving deposit.

This Fund invests mainly in the equities, rights for stock price index futures trading and short-term bonds. As such, it is possible that the NAV will fall and the Fund may incur losses due to a decline in the prices of rights for stock price index futures trading and short-term bonds or worsening financial standing or business results of the organizations that issue short-term bonds. Losses may also be incurred due to exchange rate fluctuation when investing in assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Major risks for the target investment trust securities are as follows:

1. Price Fluctuation Risk
Stock prices fluctuate due to the changes in the information of the company's growth and profitability, and any changes in such information. They also fluctuate as they are affected by economic and political conditions in Japan and abroad. There is a risk that this Fund may incur material losses if unexpected changes occur in stock price movements or liquidity.

The prices of rights relating to stock index futures will change due to fluctuations in the stock prices of companies used to calculate the stock price index, and in the constituent stock markets of the stock price index. In addition, the prices of rights relating to stock index futures trading can change due to the fluctuations in other domestic and overseas stock price indexes. There is a risk that the Fund will suffer material losses owing to an unexpected change in the prices of rights relating to stock index futures trading in the fund or to an unexpected fluctuation in the prices of stocks related to the stock price index and the constituent stock markets of the stock price index.

Stocks and rights related to stock index futures trading in emerging countries tend to show high price volatility compared to those in developed countries. This can also have a large impact on the Fund's NAV.

Public and corporate bonds contain a risk of price fluctuation due to interest rate fluctuation. In general, when interest rates rise, bond prices decline, resulting in a decline in the fund's NAV. However, price fluctuation is different for each bond depending on the maturity, coupon rate and other issuance conditions.

2. Liquidity Risk
There is a risk that the Fund will incur unexpected losses when the market size or trading volume is small. The purchase and sale prices of securities are influenced by the trading volume, resulting in the inability of the Fund to sell certain stocks in its portfolio at prices that are expected to be realized in light of the prevailing market trend, that a security can sold as appraised, or that the transaction volume is limited regardless of the price levels.

The liquidity risk of stocks and rights relating to stock index futures trading in emerging countries can be higher than those in developed countries, due to the small market size or trading volume.

3. Credit Risk
There is a risk that the Fund will incur material losses in the event of a serious crisis that directly or indirectly affects the business of a corporation in which the Fund invests. The prices of stocks of issuers may substantially decline (possibly to zero) due to fears of default or corporate bankruptcy, which can contribute to decline in the Fund's NAV.

In cases where default has occurred or is expected to occur, for issuers of public and corporate bonds or money market instruments, the prices of such corporate bonds or money market instruments decline (the value could even fall to zero). This results in a decline in the Fund's NAV. Also, if default in fact occurs, there is a high possibility of being unable to collect investment funds.

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.

Generally speaking, emerging countries' currencies show higher volatility than those of developed countries.

5. Country Risk
There is the risk of significant losses in the Fund due to market trends or the flow of funds, including state of emergencies in invested countries (such as financial crises, government default due to financial reasons, significant policy changes or introductions of new regulations including asset freezes, natural disasters, coups or significant political changes, or war). In such cases, the fund cannot be managed in accordance with the investment policy.

Generally speaking, emerging countries do not disclose enough information, or accurate information cannot be obtained in a timely manner.

6. Security-lending Risk
Lending of securities is accompanied by counterparty risks, which are the risks of default or cancellation of lending agreements as a result of bankruptcy, etc., of the counterparties. As a result, there is a risk that the Fund will suffer unexpected 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 cases, the Fund is required to pay the difference, which may cause the Fund to incur losses.

Risks of Disparity between the yen-converted Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index and NAV

Whereas the Fund seeks to match the NAV volatility with that of the yen-converted Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index, it does not guarantee the movements will be consistent to those of the Index for the following reasons:

  • The lag in timing from fund inflow to the purchase of investment trust certificates.
  • The potential investment in selected issues other than Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index, potential market impact from the trading, etc., of individual issues or expenses from trust fees when portfolio adjustments are made due to changes in selected issues on the S&P 500 Index or capital transfers, costs borne by the Fund such as brokerage commission, audit costs, etc. The management fee from securities or dividends loan of incorporated issues.
  • When derivative transactions such as futures are made, there may be disparity between the price movements of all or some of such and that of the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index.

Discrepancy between the market prices at which stocks are traded on financial instruments exchanges and the NAV
The Fund is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the units are traded on that exchange. The market price of the units is affected primarily by the demand for the Fund, its performance, and how attractive it is to investors in comparison with their other investments. It is not possible to predict whether the units will sell in the market above or below the NAV.
*Since the prices of the investment trust securities targeted by the Fund fluctuate due to the impact of these factors, the Fund itself is subject to the same risks.
*The factors that contribute to fluctuations in the NAV are not limited to those listed above.

Additional Considerations

  • This document is meant as promotional material whose purpose is for Nikko Asset Management to provide information about its "Listed Index Fund China H-share (Hang Seng China Enterprises)" and for investors to gain further understanding about the fund.
  • The provisions stipulated in Article 37-6 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("cooling-off period") are not applicable to Fund transactions.
  • This Fund differs from deposits or insurance policies in that it is not protected by the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan or the Policyholders Protection Corporation of Japan. Furthermore, units purchased from registered financial institutions, such as banks, are exempted from compensation by the Japan Investor Protection Fund.
  • When applying to invest in the Fund, please make the decision to invest carefully after taking the time to read the delivered pre-agreement document and other relevant materials in detail.