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Absa Capital Exchange Traded Funds (NewFunds)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are passively managed index funds that are listed and traded on a securities exchange. The main aim of an ETF is to track the performance of and/or gain a broad exposure to a particular index, sector or a commodity.

The first ETFs were launched in the early 1990s, but were little-known until about 1999 when investors began realising that ETFs were consistently delivering better returns at lower commissions than unit trusts. Since then hundreds of ETFs had been established in securities exchanges around the world.

ETFs can be described as investment products that have evolved past unit trusts in offering improved medium to long-term investment returns with relatively little risk.

Four compelling reasons why an ETF can be the better investment alternative:

  • Low Cost
  • Tradability
  • Transparency
  • Diversified investment
  • Equity Momentum (NFEMOM)

    Equity Momentum ETF is designed to capture returns from the short-term price momentum observed in the South African equity market through quarterly selection. Equity Momentum ETF tracks the total return* version of the Barclays/Absa South Africa Equity Momentum Index. The Index selects the largest forty JSE-listed stocks based on market capitalisation and liquidity, these stocks are then ranked by their price momentum over the assessment period. Where stock with higher relative price momentum are assigned higher weightings and stock with negative price momentum are excluded from the Index.
  • GIVI SA Financial (GIVFIN)

    NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Financial 15 ETF offers investors a diversified exposure to fifteen largest JSE-listed financial stocks selected by intrinsic value and low volatility,at lower costs.
  • GIVI Industrial (GIVIND)

    NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Industrial 25 ETF offers investors a diversified exposure to twenty-five largest JSE-listed industrials stocks selected by intrinsic value and low volatility,at lower costs.
  • GIVI Top 50 (GIVISA)

    NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Top 50 ETF offers investors a diversified exposure to fifty largest JSE-listed stocks selected by intrinsic value and low volatility, at lower costs.
  • GIVI Resources (GIVRES)

    NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 ETF offers investors a diversified exposure to fifteen largest JSE-listed resources stocks selected by intrinsic value and low volatility,at lower costs.
  • GOVI (NFGOVI)

    The GOVI ETF tracks the total return* version of GOVI Index, an index consisting of bonds issued by the South African Government which includes only those issues in which the Department of Finance obliges the primary dealers to make a market and constituting the GOVI. The GOVI is calculated daily by the JSE.
  • ILBI (NFILBI)

    The ILBI (Inflation Linked Bond Index) ETF tracks total return* version of the Barclays/Absa South African Government Inflation-Linked Bond Index, an index consisting of bonds issued by the South African Government which are linked to the South African Consumer Price Index and calculated on a daily basis by Barclays.
  • MAPPS™ Growth (MAPPSG)

    NewFunds MAPPS™ Growth is a uniquely designed ETF which offers investors exposure to multi-asset classes. NewFunds MAPPS™ Growth replicates the total return* performance of South African equities through SWIX 40 Index, nominal bonds through GOVI Index, inflation-linked bonds through ILBI Index and cash or allowable money market instruments . MAPPS™ Growth ETF portfolio is made up of :Equity (75%), Nominal Bonds(10%), Inflation-linked Bonds (10%) and Cash (5%).
  • MAPPS™ Protect (MAPPSPRO)

    NewFunds MAPPS™ Protect is a uniquely designed ETF which offers investors exposure to multi-asset classes. NewFunds MAPPS™ Protect replicates the total return* performance of South African equities through SWIX 40 Index, nominal bonds through GOVI Index, inflation-linked bonds through ILBI Index and cash or allowable money market instruments . MAPPS™ Protect ETF portfolio is made up of :Equity (40%), Nominal Bonds(15%), Inflation-linked Bonds (35%) and Cash (10%).
  • New SA (NEWFSA)

    The NewSA Index Exchange Traded Fund (NewSA ETF) is the first investment product in South Africa that enables investors to recognise and reward transformation by investing in SA Companies that have, to a certain extent implemented broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE).
  • Shariah Top 40 (NFSH40)

    The Shari’ah Top 40 Index ETF is an investment instrument created to comply with Islamic ethical investing, it gives investors diversified exposure to the broad market and allows investors to earn a market related performance while still complying with the Shari’ah principles of investing. The NewFunds Shari’ah Top 40 Index ETF tracks the price* performance of the FTSE/JSE Shari’ah Top 40 Index, an Index is designed to reflect the Shari’ah compliant companies identified from the FTSE/JSE Africa Top 40 Index by Yasaar Limited (Yasaar).
  • SWIX 40 (NFSWIX)

    NewFunds SWIX 40 ETF tracks the FTSE/JSE Shareholder Weighted Top 40 Total Return* Index (Bloomberg Code: JSHR40TR Index). The SWIX 40 is a shareholder weighted Top 40 Index, which makes use of the share register of the top 40 companies listed on the main board of the JSE and qualifying under the Ground Rules as being eligible for inclusion in the Index, to reduce the constituent weights for foreign shareholders in these stocks. In addition, FTSE/JSE SWIX Top 40 is adjusted for cross-holdings and strategic holdings. The impact is to reduce the weightings of mainly resource and dual-listed stocks in the Top 40 Index.
  • TRACI (NFTRCI)

    NewFunds TRACI 3 Month ETF tracks the total return* version of the Barclays Capital/Absa Capital ZAR Tradable Cash Index 3 Month (TRACI-3M), an index consisting of 3 - month South African money market deposit rates (NCDs) of which the present mark-to-market value of these instruments constitute the Index level.
  • New Gold (GLD)

    Absa CIB’s NewGold Exchange Traded Fund (NewGold) is one of the simplest and cost-efficient methods for investors to invest directly in actual gold. NewGold continuously tracks the gold spot price and enables investors to invest in a listed instrument (structured as a debenture) in which each security is equivalent to approximately 1/100th ounces of gold and is fully backed by holdings of gold bullion with the NewGold Custodian, Barclays.
  • New Paladium (NGPLD)

    Absa CIB’s NewPalladium Exchange Traded Fund (NewPalladium ETF) is one of the simplest and cost-efficient methods for investors to invest directly in actual palladium. NewPalladium continuously tracks the palladium spot price and enables investors to invest in a listed instrument (structured as a debenture) in which each security is equivalent to approximately 1/100th ounces of palladium and is fully backed/covered by holdings of palladium with the NewPalladium Custodian, Barclays Limited.
  • New Platinum (NGPLT)

    Absa CIB’s NewPlat Exchange Traded Fund (NewPlat) is one of the simplest and cost-efficient methods for investors to invest directly in actual platinum. NewPlat continuously tracks the platinum spot price and enables investors to invest in a listed instrument (structured as a debenture) in which each security is equivalent to approximately 1/100th ounces of platinum and is fully backed/covered by holdings of platinum with the NewPlat Custodian, Barclays Limited.

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