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 First equity-linked ETF listed outside South Africa 

 

Within a month of debuting ETFs on the Namibian Stock Exchange, the CIB Africa Exchange Traded Products team has reached another milestone with our first ever listing of an equity-linked ETF in Africa outside of South Africa – this time on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM).

Joining NewGold and NewPlat, already listed on the SEM, the eRAFI Overall SA Index ETF (eRAFI Overall SA ETF), contributes to the deepening of financial markets in Africa, and represents a further commitment to our vision of becoming the ‘Go-To’ Corporate and Investment bank in Africa.

The eRAFI Overall SA ETF, an enhanced fundamental index ETF, provides investors in Mauritius with the unique opportunity to invest in a listed security tracking the performance of the 40 highest quality shares on the largest exchange in Africa, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), in Mauritian rupees.

The shares that make up the eRAFI Overall SA Index ETF are selected from the 100 largest JSE listed companies - subject to those companies meeting certain liquidity requirements - and are ranked by their fundamental value (book value, cash flow, sales and gross dividends). In most global capital markets, including South Africa, fundamental valuation strategies such as eRAFI over time significantly outperform market benchmarks such as market capitalisation-weighted indices.

The eRAFI Overall SA ETF was first listed on the JSE in June 2008 and made its debut on the SEM on 06 October 2014.

Vladimir Nedeljkovic

Head of Exchange Traded Products

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