In the management of this Fund, Nikko AM aims to match the rate of fluctuation in the net value per unit of the trust assets with the rate of fluctuation in the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index by investing in stocks and real estate investment trust securities (REITs) listed on the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index.

Key information
Name: Listed Index Fund Japan High Dividend
(TSE Dividend Focus 100)

ProspectusProspectus

Earnings ReportEarnings Report

Code: 1698

Net Asset Value and Performance

NAV (per 100 shares): ¥   (As of: ) Net Assets:
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Performance Chart

Net Asset Value (per Shares) (excluding dividend payment) (¥)
TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index

  • NAV value is listed after deducting trust fees.
  • Trademarks and all other intellectual property for all labels containing "TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index " are the sole property of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • The performance, data, etc., noted above are based on past information and neither guarantee nor promise future performance.

Transactions for:

Fund Name Listed Index Fund Japan High Dividend (TSE Dividend Focus 100)
Open-ended type/Domestic/Hybrid/ETF/Index fund
Listed Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
Issue Code 1698
Targeted Investments Stocks and real estate investment trust securities listed on TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index
Date Listed 14 May 2010 (launched on 13 May 2010)
Exchange Trading Unit 10 units
Trust period Unlimited
Computation Period From 9 January to 8 April, 9 April to 8 July, 9 July to 8 October of each year, and from 9 October to 8 January of the following year
Closing Date 8th day of January, April, July and October 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.
Amount to be Retained in Trust Assets None.
Trust Fee

No more than 0.3024% (0.28% excluding taxes) per annum of the daily total NAV of the fund.

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 TSE Dividend Focus 100 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 (in case security lending is conducted, the amount obtained by multiplying a lending fee on securities 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

  • There is no restriction as to the investment ratio in stocks.
  • The Fund may invest, in principle, in shares of the component stocks of TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index. However, this does not apply to stocks that are acquired through shareholder allotments.
  • The Fund may invest, in principle, in the listed REITs of the component TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index. However, this does not apply to listed REITs that are acquired through shareholder allotments.
  • The Fund does not invest in assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Trustee Companies

  • The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

The TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index is an index of 100 issues (90 stocks and 10 REITs) that have been selected based on the aggregate market value and estimated dividend yield. The index is calculated using a base date of 26 February 2010 and a starting value of 1,000 points.

The constituent issues of this index are reviewed in January and July of each year. Issues from the TOPIX 1000 and the Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT Index (which settle accounts in March, June, September and December) with the highest aggregate market value and estimated dividend yield are included in the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index.

What is the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index?

Further Information

Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

  • Listed ETF Prices

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

Copyright for the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index

The TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value and the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Trademark are the intellectual property of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Tokyo Stock Exchange"). All rights and know-how relating to the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index (including calculation of the stock price index and publication and use of the index value) and all rights relating to the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Trademark belong to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange reserves the right to change the methods of calculation or publication for the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value, to cease the calculation or publication of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value, or to change the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Trademark or cease the use thereof.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange makes no warranty or representation as to the results derived from the use of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value, the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Trademark, or the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value on a specific date.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value and data contained therein. Furthermore, the Tokyo Stock Exchange shall not be liable for the miscalculation, incorrect publication, delayed or interrupted publication of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value.

There is a possibility that the net asset value (NAV) of this Fund may deviate from the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index although the investment objective of this Fund is to seek investment results that correspond to the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value.

This fund is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or promoted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange does not bear any obligation to give an explanation of this Fund or advice on investments in this Fund to any purchaser of this Fund or to the public.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange does not consider the needs of the Company or purchasers of this Fund in selecting constituent issues used for the calculation of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index Value or when making any other related calculations.

Including but not limited to the foregoing, the Tokyo Stock Exchange shall not be responsible for any damage resulting from the launch, sale, and promotion of this Fund.

The term "unit shares" refers to one unit of the basket of stock shares that the investor who applies for an additional subscription will contribute, or one unit of the basket of stock shares that the investor who applies for an exchange will receive in exchange for the beneficiary rights.

In addition to trading in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, investors can apply directly to Authorised Participants for an additional subscription/exchange of this Fund. The application unit in such application is called "unit shares." Please note that the direct application for additional subscription/exchange cannot be processed on certain dates as specified below:

Authorized Participants

  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • ABN AMRO Clearing Tokyo Co., Ltd.
  • BNP Paribas Securities Japan Ltd.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
  • Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs (Japan) Co., Ltd.
  • Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Morgan Stanley MUFG 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.

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 for In-kind Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Creation Flow for In-kind Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Essential Considerations

  • Please secure the basket for creation ETF when making application.
  • We recommend you to take measures like borrowing stocks in order to secure the basket for settlement for ETF creation.

Redemption flow for in-kind Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Redemption flow for in-kind Creation/Redemption Type ETF

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.

The Fund invests primarily in stocks and listed REITs. The NAV of the Fund may fall and investors may suffer a loss due to a decline in stock prices or in listed REITs, or deterioration in the financial conditions and in the business performance of an issuer of stocks or REITS.

Major risks are as follows:

1. Price Fluctuation Risk
Stock prices fluctuate as they are affected by information on the company's growth rate and profitability as well as 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 the Fund will suffer material losses if unexpected changes occur in stock price movements or liquidity.

The prices of REITs change due to factors including real estate conditions, the real estate market, long- and short-term interest rate trends, and changes in the macro economy. Deterioration in the financial condition of REITs, financial results, or market conditions may cause a drop in the dividends and prices of REITs, and create the risk of losses to the Fund.

2. Liquidity Risk
In a situation where the market or trading volume is small, the price at which a security can be purchased or sold can be greatly influenced by the size of the transaction, giving rise to the risk that a transaction cannot be completed at the price expected from the market conditions, that a security cannot be sold as appraised, or that the transaction volume is limited regardless of the price level. This could lead to an unexpected loss.

3. Credit Risk
There is a risk that the Fund will incur material losses in the event of a 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.

If REITs become, or are anticipated to become, insolvent due to excessive liabilities, major losses may be incurred. Furthermore, REITs may be delisted if they meet certain criteria specified by financial instruments exchanges.

4. Security-lending Risk
Lending of securities involves counterparty risks, which are the risks of contractual default or cancellation following bankruptcy, etc., by the counterparty. As a result, the Fund may 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.

Risk of Discrepancy between the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index and NAV

This Fund seeks to match the NAV volatility with that of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index, but it cannot guarantee that movements will be consistent with the Index for the following reasons:

  • The Fund may be subjected to a market impact when buying or selling individual stocks as it adjusts its portfolio in response to changes in the stocks that comprise TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index and capital changes among corporations. In addition, the Fund incurs various expenses, including trust fees, brokerage commissions, and audit fees.
  • Dividends may be paid by stocks in the portfolio and fees may be earned for securities lent.
  • When derivative transactions such as futures are made, there may be disparity between the price movements of such transactions and that of some or all of the constituents of the TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index.

Discrepancy between the market prices at which the stocks are traded at 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 size of 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.
* The factors that contribute to fluctuations in the NAV are not limited to those listed above.

Additional Considerations

  • This document is produced by Nikko Asset Management for the primary purpose of providing information on the Listed Index Fund Japan High Dividend (TSE Dividend Focus 100), and to increase investors' understanding of this 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.