CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the anticipated listing of two new ETFs that will provide investors with access to high-beta strategies covering emerging and international developed markets. The ETFs are expected to begin trading February 24, 2012 on the NYSE Arca. The two new portfolio names and ticker symbols are as follows:
High Beta Strategies:
On May 5, 2011, Invesco PowerShares launched the first exchange-traded funds covering high beta and low volatility strategies for the U.S market. Today, with over $1.3 billion in AUM, the suite of PowerShares Global Factor-Driven ETFs provide advisors and investors with a disciplined approach and full range of tools for increasing beta or lowering volatility in their portfolios.
High Beta and Low Volatility Strategies (listed May 5, 2011):
Global Low Volatility Strategies (listed January 13, 2012):
"PowerShares Global Factor-Driven ETFs represent a new way for investors seeking to manage equity exposure by using specific factor weighted ETFs as building blocks," said Ben Fulton, Invesco PowerShares managing director of global ETFs. "Investors are seeking a more tactical approach to investing and we believe the PowerShares Global Factor-Driven ETFs can provide an efficient means to capitalize on bull markets by adding beta to their portfolio, while having the flexibility to reduce risk in flat or bear markets by adding low volatility strategies to their portfolio."
The PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets High Beta Portfolio (EEHB) is based on the S&P BMI Emerging Markets High Beta Index ("the Index"). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the securities of companies that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor's and consists of the 200 stocks in the S&P Emerging BMI Plus LargeMid Cap Index that are the most sensitive to changes in market returns (or beta) over the past 12 months. Constituents are weighted by their corresponding beta, with the most sensitive stocks receiving the highest weights.
The PowerShares S&P International Developed High Beta Portfolio (IDHB) is based on the S&P BMI International Developed High Beta Index ("the Index"). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the securities of companies that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor's and consists of the 200 stocks in the S&P Developed ex. US and South Korea LargeMid Cap BMI Index that are the most sensitive to changes in market returns (or beta) over the past 12 months. Constituents are weighted by their corresponding beta, with the most sensitive stocks receiving the highest weights. Although the funds seek to add beta, there is no assurance that the funds will meet that goal.
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets over $57.6 billion as of December 31, 2011, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.
Invesco is a leading independent global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high net worth clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at www.invesco.com.
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