HSBC Amanah launches Saudi 20 Equity ETF

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Equities

HSBC Saudi Arabia has launched the HSBC Amanah Saudi 20 ETF, the first ETF from HSBC in the region.

HSBC Amanah launches Shariah-compliant Saudi 20 equity ETF

HSBC Amanah launches Shariah-compliant Saudi 20 equity ETF

The HSBC Amanah Saudi 20 ETF aims to offer investors capital growth over the medium to long-term by replicating the performance of the HSBC Amanah Saudi 20 Equity Index.

The index, created by Standard & Poor’s, is made up of the top 20 Shariah-compliant Saudi companies listed on Tadawul.

The fund, which comes with a Total Expense Ratio (TER) of 0.75%, will use physical replication in tracking its index – thereby physically owning the underlying securities of the index it is tracking.

Osama Shaker, MD & Head of Financial Markets, HSBC Saudi Arabia commented:

“ETFs have enjoyed a phenomenal global success and continue to rise in popularity. HSBC is actively expanding its global ETF product range and is the first global bank to provide access to the Saudi equity market through an ETF.

“We believe there’s international demand for Saudi exposure and expect that the Saudi economy will continue to grow, driven by high oil prices and historical government reserves as well as improving private sector spending.

“By putting together a Saudi equity ETF, we are demonstrating our commitment to delivering products that are transparent and simple.”

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