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Deutsche AM’s db X-trackers platform launches the first Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETF

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Deutsche AM’s db X-trackers platform launches the first Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETFDeutsche AM’s db X-trackers platform launches the first Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETF

Deutsche Asset Management’s (Deutsche AM) db X-trackers platform has launched the world’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) providing exposure to the Asia ex-Japan US dollar corporate bond market 1. Deutsche AM’s db X-trackers platform launches the first Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETF

db x-trackers II iBoxx USD Liquid Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (DR) has listed on the Deutsche Börse today and is due to list on the London Stock Exchange next week. The ETF tracks an index currently composed of 148 investment-grade corporate bonds from nine countries2. It is a direct, physical replication ETF.

“Asia US dollar Investment Grade (IG) corporate bond issuance increased from around USD 21 billion dollars in 2010 to around USD 63 billion dollars in 20153. This is an important and growing section of the global bond market, and this new ETF provides investors with a flexible and efficient way to access such exposure,” says Anson Chow, Deutsche AM’s Head of Exchange Traded Product Development, Asia-Pacific.

The ETF’s underlying index is the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Asia Ex-Japan Corporates Large Cap Investment Grade Index®. Only bonds with over USD 750 million in outstanding notional qualify for inclusion in the index, which has a yield of 3.10%, average duration of 5.03 years, and average credit quality of ‘A-’4.

“It’s interesting to observe that over the past three years the Asia investment grade corporate bond market has generally shown a higher volatility-adjusted return compared to the US IG corporate universe5. And that in the past 10 years there have been no defaults in the bonds included in the index underlying this ETF7,” adds Chow.

As of 31 August, 2016, Chinese corporate bonds represent the highest weighting in the index, at slightly more than 50%. Corporate bonds from Hong Kong and India both have weightings of more than 10%. This is consistent with Greater China and India representing over 70% of the GDP of the Asia ex-Japan region6. Other countries represented in the index are Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea7.

The ETF has an annual All-in Fee of 0.30%.

Deutsche AM’s db x-trackers platform has an extensive range of fixed income ETFs, including the db x-trackers Barclays USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (DR), which is a physical replication ETF tracking the predominantly US corporate bond market. The ETF launched in October 2015 and has already attracted more than USD 550 million in assets under management8.

For further information please contact:

Narva, Olof Ehrs

+46 70 481 72 34

Product Details

Name of ETF:         db x-trackers II iBoxx USD Liquid Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (DR)
BBG Code:         ALQD
ISIN:            LU1409136006
Fund Currency:        USD
Listing Currency:     USD (LSE)/EUR (Xetra)
Annual All-in Fee:    0.30%
Physical/synthetic:    Physical
UCITS compliant:     Yes

1 Source: DB Research – Europe ETF + Quarterly Directory, US ETF + Quarterly Directory, Asia Pac ETF + Quarterly Directory, June 2016.
2 Source, Markit, 31 August, 2016.
3 Source: BAML Research Asia Credit 360˚, 11 May 2016.
4Source: Bloomberg, Deutsche Asset Management, data as of 31 July 2016. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.
5 Source: BAML Research Asia Credit 360°11 May 2016. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.
6 Source: International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (April 2016).
7 Source: Markit, Deutsche Bank, data as of 29 July 2016. Past performance is not indicative of future returns.
8 Source: Deutsche AM, 23 August 2016.

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¹ Deutsche Asset Management is the brand name of the Asset Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The respective legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset Management brand are specified in the respective contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.

Key risks

Investors should note that the db X-trackers UCITS ETFs1 are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors should be prepared and able to sustain losses of the capital invested up to a total loss.

Shares in db X-trackers UCITS ETFs which are purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the relevant fund. Investors must purchase and redeem such shares on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a market maker or a stock broker) and may incur fees for doing so (as further described in the applicable prospectus). In addition, investors may pay more than the current net asset value of a share in a db X-trackers UCITS ETF when buying shares on the secondary market, and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling such shares on the secondary market.

Investments in funds involve numerous risks including, among others, general market risks, credit risks, foreign exchange risks, interest rate risks and liquidity risks. The value of an investment in a db X-trackers UCITS ETF may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount of their original investment.

Important Notice

This press release has been issued and approved by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and has been prepared solely for information purposes, and is not an offer or a recommendation to enter into any transaction.

Deutsche Bank AG is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: European Central Bank) and, in the United Kingdom, by the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is subject to supervision by the European Central Bank and by BaFin, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, and is subject to limited regulation in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Deutsche Bank AG is a joint stock corporation with limited liability incorporated in the Federal Republic of Germany, Local Court of Frankfurt am Main, HRB No. 30 000; Branch Registration in England and Wales BR000005 and Registered Address: Winchester House, 1 Great Winchester Street, London EC2N 2DB.

Please refer to the relevant fund’s full prospectus and the latest version of the Key Investor Information Document for more information on db X-trackers UCITS ETFs. These documents are available free of charge from Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and constitute the only binding basis for purchase of shares in the ETFs. As explained in the relevant offering documents, distribution of ETFs is subject to restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The ETFs described herein may neither be offered for sale nor sold in the USA, in Canada, in Japan to US Persons or to persons residing in the USA.

The indices mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Markit Indices Limited and Deutsche Bank AG (the Licensors). The ETFs described in this document are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted in any way by the Licensors of the indices or any of their members mentioned herein (with the exception of Deutsche Bank AG). The Licensors of the indices mentioned herein (including Deutsche Bank AG) make no representations or warranties concerning the results obtained by using their indices and/or index levels or in any other respect, on any given day. The index sponsors are not liable for errors in their indices and are not obliged to provide information of such errors.

All-in Fee:

Direct replication funds. • Investors should be aware that in addition to the All-In Fee, other factors may negatively impact the performance of their investment relative to the underlying index. • Examples include: Brokerage and other transaction costs, Financial Transaction Taxes or Stamp Duties as well as potential differences in taxation of either capital gains or dividend assumed in the relevant underlying index, and actual taxation of either capital gains or dividends in the fund. • The precise impact of these costs cannot be estimated reliably in advance as it depends on a variety of non-static factors. Investors are encouraged to consult the audited annual- and un-audited semi-annual reports for details.

db x-trackers UCITS ETFs are all ETFs of one of the following platforms: db x-trackers, db x-trackers II or Concept Fund Solutions plc.


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