CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/22/11 -- Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio (NYSE Arca: DSUM) is expected to begin trading on Sept. 23, 2011. The Fund will provide access to Chinese yuan-denominated "Dim Sum" bonds issued and settled outside mainland China. DSUM will have an expense ratio of 0.45% and is expected to issue monthly distributions.
"The Dim Sum bond market offers attractive coupons, and the ability to participate in the appreciation potential of the yuan over time," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "We believe the PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio provides investors with both convenient, and low cost(1) access to the yuan-denominated debt market."
The Dim Sum bond market was introduced in 2007 when the People's Republic of China-incorporated financial institutions were first allowed to issue yuan-denominated bonds offshore. Since then, the market for Dim Sum bonds has seen significant growth, particularly since its deregulation in July 2010. Dim Sum bonds are generally issued in Hong Kong by governments, agencies, supranationals and corporations.
The PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio is based on the Citigroup Dim Sum (Offshore CNY) Bond Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in Chinese yuan-denominated bonds that comprise the Index. The Index measures the performance of Chinese yuan-denominated "Dim Sum" bonds that are issued and settled outside of Mainland China. The Index includes fixed-rate securities issued by governments, agencies, supranationals and corporations that have a minimum maturity of one year and a minimum size outstanding of 1 billion yuan. The index is managed by Citigroup Index LLC and is reconstituted on a monthly basis.
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There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.
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The Fund may invest in fixed-income securities, such as notes and bonds, which carry interest rate and credit risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk that bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise and vice versa. Credit risk is the risk of loss on an investment due to the deterioration of an issuer's financial health.
Adverse economic conditions, such as unfavorable or volatile currency exchange rates and interest rates, political events or other conditions may cause the Chinese government to intervene and impose "capital controls," including the prohibition of, or restrictions on, the ability to transfer currency, securities or other assets.
There are special risks associated with investing in securities designed to provide exposure to Chinese Yuan, such as Yuan-denominated bonds in which the Fund will invest. The Chinese government maintains strict currency controls and regularly intervenes in the currency market. As a result, the value of the Yuan, and the value of Yuan-denominated securities, may change quickly and arbitrarily, potentially impacting the availability, liquidity, and pricing of securities designed to provide offshore investors with exposure to Chinese markets.
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in Chinese Yuan-denominated bonds issued and settled outside of mainland China. Because the Fund's net asset value (NAV) is determined in U.S. dollars, the NAV could decline if the currency of the non- U.S. market in which the Fund invests depreciates against the U.S. dollar, even if the value of the Fund's holdings increases, as measured in the foreign currency, including securities denominated in the Chinese Yuan. In addition, if the Chinese currencies, the Renminbi, which is traded in mainland China and the Yuan, which is traded off-shore (traded as "CNH" in Hong Kong), diverge in value, that divergence could negatively impact the Fund.
The Fund's underlying securities may be subject to call risk, which may result in the Fund having to reinvest the proceeds at lower interest rates, resulting in a decline in the Fund's income.
The Fund's use of a representative sampling approach will result in its holding a smaller number of securities than are in the underlying Index, and may be subject to greater volatility.
The Fund is considered non-diversified and may be subject to greater risks than a diversified fund.
Investments focused in a particular industry are subject to greater risk, and are more greatly impacted by market volatility than more diversified investments.
Unlike most ETFs, the Fund currently intends to effect redemptions principally for cash and partially in-kind, rather than primarily in-kind redemptions because of the nature of the Fund's investments. As such, investments in Shares may be less tax efficient than investments in conventional ETFs.
The Fund may invest in non-investment grade, or high-yield, securities (junk bonds). High-yield securities have additional risks, including interest rate changes, decreased market liquidity and a larger amount of outstanding debt than investment grade securities.
Sovereign debt securities are subject to the additional risk that -- under some political, diplomatic, social or economic circumstances -- some developing countries that issue lower quality debt securities may be unable or unwilling to make principal or interest payments as they come due. The fund may have limited legal recourse against the issuer and/or guarantor of sovereign debt when default occurs. As a holder of government debt, the Fund may be requested to participate in the rescheduling of such debt and to extend further loans to government debtors.
The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Citigroup Index LLC (Citigroup Index) or any of its affiliates (collectively, Citigroup). Citigroup Index makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners or prospective owners of shares of the Fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Fund particularly, or the ability of the Fund to track the price and yield performance of the Dim Sum Bond Index or the ability of the Dim Sum Bond Index to track general bond market performance.
Shares are not individually redeemable 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.
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An investor should consider the Fund's investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and more complete information about the Fund call 800 983 0903 or visit invescopowershares.com for a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.