Emerging Global Advisors Announced Index Transition For Three Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
Emerging Global Advisors (EGA), the asset manager to the EGShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering, today announced that effective February 3, 2014, the EGShares Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (HILO) starts tracking the FTSE Emerging All Cap ex Taiwan Low Volatility Dividend Index, the EGShares Brazil Infrastructure ETF (BRXX) starts tracking the FTSE Brazil Infrastructure Extended Index and the EGShares Emerging Markets Domestic Demand ETF (EMDD) starts tracking the S&P Emerging Markets Domestic Demand Index.
Although the funds' transitions to new index providers have resulted in some portfolio reconstitutions, there are no material changes to the construction of the indices.
Four EGShares ETFs will continue to track INDXX indices, including the EGShares India Small Cap ETF (SCIN), EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX), EGShares India Consumer ETF (INCO) and EGShares China Infrastructure ETF (CHXX).
About Emerging Global Advisors (EGA)Emerging Global Advisors (EGA), the asset manager to the EGShares ETF offering, provides investors and institutions with the tools they need to implement similar investment strategies in emerging markets as they do in developed markets. Through its advanced beta strategies, EGA helps investors and institutions achieve the income and total return exposures they want in emerging markets. For more information, please visit emergingglobaladvisors.com. Disclosures Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus containing this and other important information, please call (888) 800-4EGS (4347) or visit egshares.com to view or download a prospectus online. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ETF shares are not individually redeemed and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in Creation Units only, typically consisting of aggregations of 50,000 shares. Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility, and lower trading volume. These funds will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that their Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small cap and mid cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche. The value of an investment denominated in a foreign currency could change significantly as foreign currencies strengthen or weaken relative to the U.S. dollar. One cannot invest directly in an index.
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