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Huatai-PineBridge Completes US $5.3 billion Exchange Traded Fund Initial Public Offering

Source : BUSINESS_WIRE
Last Updated: Tue, May 22, 2012 06:10 hrs

New York, United States:

PineBridge Investments, the global multi-asset class investment manager, is pleased to announce that its China joint venture, Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management Co (“Huatai-PineBridge”), successfully launched its CSI 300 ETF product in Mainland China, raising US$5.3 billion (RMB 33 billion) in its initial public offering. It is the largest ETF IPO in the Mainland Chinese capital market since 2006 and is expected to be the second largest equity fund in the A share market.

The Huatai-PineBridge CSI 300 ETF is the first cross-exchange product linking the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, providing investors with exposure to a well diversified, broad-based index of stocks listed on both the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. It also matches the CSI 300 Futures Index, the first financial futures index in China, which was launched in April 2010. The CSI 300 ETF has a T+0 trading mechanism, which allows trading and settlement on the same day and enables investors to better capture ETF trading arbitrage opportunities.

Mr. Han Yong, CEO, Huatai-PineBridge said, “The Huatai-PineBridge CSI 300 ETF has attracted significant demand and is a unique product that aims to provide investors with access to two markets – Shanghai and Shenzhen. We are extremely pleased with the very positive reception this IPO has received and it is a testament to our successful track record of managing ETFs in this market. ”

David Jiang, CEO, PineBridge Investments, added, “The Huatai-PineBridge CSI 300 ETF firmly positions the company as one of the key players in the rapidly growing and exciting Chinese ETF market. This innovative product, particularly the flexible trading mechanism, also represents a significant market milestone and is an important achievement for Huatai-PineBridge.”

About PineBridge InvestmentsPineBridge Investments manages approximately US$67billion in assets as of 31 March 2012 for institutional and individual clients across an extensive platform of listed equity, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund strategies. PineBridge Investments’ strong global network captures local market knowledge and identifies potential opportunities for the benefit of investors around the world.

For additional information on PineBridge Investments, visit www.pinebridge.com

About Huatai-PineBridgeHuatai-PineBridge is a sino-foreign joint-venture fund management company, established by Huatai Securities Joint Stock Co., Ltd, PineBridge Investments LLC and Suzhou New District High-Tech Industrial Co, Ltd in 2004. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has branch offices in Beijing and Shenzhen.

For additional information on Huatai-PineBridge, visit http://www.huatai-pb.com


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CONTACTS : RLM Finsbury Group Alastair Hetherington / Queenie Tsao, +852 3478 7239 Stephanie Linehan / Lauren Steinberg, +1 646 805 2000 PineBridge@RLMFinsbury.com , ,

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