Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management announced that, effective today, the Fund’s investment adviser has implemented an expense limitation agreement that will reduce the estimated net expense ratio of the db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSE Arca: ASHR) (the “Fund” or “ASHR”) from 1.08% to 0.82%.*
“The early success of the ASHR ETF allows us to pass along the cost savings to investors through this arrangement”
Since the Fund launched on November 6, 2013 with an initial capital investment of $108 million, assets under management have almost doubled to $212 million and ASHR’s average daily volume has reached approximately 350,000 shares per day. “The early success of the ASHR ETF allows us to pass along the cost savings to investors through this arrangement,” said Martin Kremenstein, head of Passive Asset Management for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Americas.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s U.S. exchange-traded products (ETP) platform currently has approximately $12 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2013. The firm’s global ETP platform, launched in 2006, has grown to become the world’s fifth largest, with approximately $66 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2013.1
For more information about the ETPs available in the U.S., visit: http://www.dbxus.com.
*Effective January 13, 2014, the Fund’s investment adviser has contractually agreed to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the Fund until January 12, 2015, so that the direct expenses of the Fund (exclusive of interest expense, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, brokerage expenses, distribution fees or expenses, litigation expenses and other extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .80%. The Fund’s estimated net expense ratio is based on estimated amounts for Other Expenses for the current fiscal year.
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