Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) Crosses The $4 Billion Asset Threshold
Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE:RSX), distributed by New York-‐based investment management firm Van Eck Global (http://www.vaneck.com/), has passed the $4 billion assets under management (AUM) threshold, the company announced today. At the time of its launch in 2007, RSX was the first U.S.-‐listed exchange-‐traded fund (ETF) to focus solely on Russia, and the fund continues to provide investors with a means to gain exposure to a broad spectrum of Russian companies via the highly liquid and transparent ETF structure.
RSX seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the DAXglobal® Russia+ Index (DXRPUS), a modified market capitalization-‐weighted index. As of March 31, 2011, the Index contained 30 constituents, all made up of companies domiciled in Russia, and traded on local or leading
“Russia continues to be a commodity-rich nation undergoing a great deal of economic, social and political change,” said Jan van Eck, Principal with Van Eck Global. “As such, the Russia story is still very much being written. But as the country continues to develop, its markets will continue to be of potential interest to investors in the U.S., Asia, and the rest of the world. With that in mind, we are very pleased that RSX has continued to grow its asset base as more investors seek to utilize the fund as a means to easily gain exposure to the Russian economy.”
RSX is one of 12 country-or region focused ETFs in Van Eck’s Market Vectors family, which also includes ETFs focused on Africa (NYSE:AFK), China (NYSE:PEK), Colombia (NYSE:COLX), Egypt (NYSE:EGPT), Gulf States (NYSE:MES), Indonesia (NYSE:IDX), Poland (NYSE:PLND) and Vietnam (NYSE:VNM); as well as small-cap companies in Brazil (NYSE:BRF), India (NYSE:SCIF) and Latin America (NYSE:LATM).
More information on RSX can be found by visiting www.vaneck.com/rsx.
About Van Eck Global
Founded in 1955, Van Eck Associates Corporation was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today the firm continues this 50+ year tradition by offering global investment choices in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals including gold, and other specialized asset classes.
Market Vectors exchange-‐traded products have been offered by Van Eck Global since 2006 when the firm launched the nation’s first gold mining ETF. Today, Market Vectors ETFs and ETNs span several asset classes, including equities, municipal bonds and currency markets.
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Investors should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility and the potential of significant loss. The Fund is subject to various risks including those associated with making investments in Russian companies such as the absence of developed legal structures, national policies, expropriation, potentially greater price volatility in,significantly smaller capitalization of, and relative illiquidity of the Russian market. The Fund may loan its securities, which may subject it to additional credit and counterparty risk.
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