Emerging Global Files For EGShares India Consumer Goods ETF
Emerging Global has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “EGShares India Consumer Goods ETF.” The Fund seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of the INDXX India Consumer Goods Index. They did not specify a trading symbol in the initial filing.
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: 0.89%
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by attempting to replicate the portfolio of the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index through investments in equity securities, including common shares traded on local exchanges, American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) and Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”). ADRs and GDRs represent ownership interests in shares of foreign companies that are held in financial institution custodial accounts, and are traded on exchanges in the United States and around the world.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in Indian consumer goods companies included in the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index and generally expects to be substantially invested at such times, with at least 95% of its net assets invested in these securities. The Fund invests in the constituent companies of the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index, which may include small and medium capitalized companies (“small cap” and “mid cap” companies, respectively), and are generally consumer goods companies domiciled in India having a market capitalization of at least $100 million at the time of purchase. The Fund defines Indian consumer goods companies as companies that are included in the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index at the time of purchase and generally includes companies whose businesses involve: beverages; food products; household goods; leisure goods; personal goods; food and drug retail; general retail; and tobacco. The Fund does not seek temporary defensive positions when equity markets decline or appear to be overvalued.
The Fund intends to replicate the constituent securities of the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index as closely as possible using ADRs, GDRs or ordinary local shares. In certain circumstances, when it may not be possible or practicable to fully implement a replication strategy, the Fund may utilize a “representative sampling” strategy whereby the Fund would hold a significant number of the component securities of the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index, but may not track the index with the same degree of accuracy as would an investment vehicle replicating the entire index. Active market trading of Fund Shares may cause more frequent creations or redemptions of Creation Units, which, if not conducted in-kind, could increase the rate of portfolio turnover and the Fund’s tracking error versus the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index.
The Fund will concentrate its investments (i.e., hold 25% or more of its total assets) in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent that the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index is concentrated. The India Consumer Goods Underlying Index is a free-float capitalization weighted stock market index comprised of 30 leading companies that INDXX, LLC determines to be representative of India’s consumer goods sector. Accordingly, the Fund is likely to be concentrated in the Indian consumer goods industry. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it can invest a greater percentage of its assets in any one issuer than a diversified fund can.
The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in a wholly owned subsidiary in Mauritius (the “Subsidiary”), which in turn, invests at least 90% of its assets in Indian securities, and to some extent ADRs and GDRs, based on the number of Indian securities that are included in the India Consumer Goods Underlying Index. This investment structure enables the Fund to obtain benefits under a tax treaty between Mauritius and India.
For the complete filing click: HERE