HKEX Welcomes its First Listing of Active ETF

  • First active ETF listed in Hong Kong
  • Fund managers have discretion to select securities in the fund, with the aim of outperforming market indices
  • Enjoy the same benefits as traditional ETFs: convenience, lower cost and intra-day liquidity

HONG KONG, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome today (Tuesday) its first listing of an active Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) - ICBC CICC USD Money Market ETF (stock code: 3011/9011) - marking another milestone in the development of Hong Kong's ETF market.

Active ETFs are different from traditional ETFs in that they are typically managed by fund managers, who have the discretion to select securities, with the aim of outperforming market indices. Traditional ETFs are, primarily, passively managed with the aim of replicating the performance of the indices they track.

"The introduction of active ETFs in Hong Kong is in response to investors' increasing demand for more investment choices in the market. We believe the product launch will help to drive product innovation in the ETF market," said Brian Roberts, Senior Vice President and Head of Exchange Traded Products at HKEX. "We look forward to more listings and hope to see a wider range of active ETFs as the market continues to grow."

"Actively managed ETFs combine the potential of outperformance with the benefits generally associated with ETFs -- convenience, lower cost and intra-day liquidity," added Roberts.

The turnover of ETFs trading in Hong Kong has doubled year to date from HK$62 billion in January to HK$130 billion in May 2019, signifying growing market interest in the product.

Further information about Hong Kong-listed ETFs is available in HKEX's website:

About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world's major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world's leading IPO market and as Hong Kong's only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia's most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

Source: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
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