This page should be read in conjunction with the supplementary information below.
Our UK-listed ETFs are trading in GBp on London Stock Exchange and have UK reporting status.
The following ETFs are trading on LSE in both GBp and US$:
- PowerShares Dynamic US Market UCITS ETF
- PowerShares EQQQ NASDAQ-100 UCITS ETF
- PowerShares FTSE Emerging Markets High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF
- PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 UCITS ETF
- PowerShares Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF
- PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF
The following ETF is trading on LSE in both GBp and EUR:
- PowerShares EURO STOXX High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF
The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.
All the ETFs will, as far as practicable, hold all the securities in the indices in their respective weighting except for the PowerShares FTSE RAFI All-World 3000 UCITS ETF and the PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF which will hold, so far as possible and practicable, a sample of the Index's constituents.
When making an investment in an ETF you are buying shares in a company that is listed on a stock exchange.
It is expected that shares in the ETFs will trade closely to its Net Asset Value (NAV), and because of the exchange-traded fund structure, that a significant discount or premium to the NAV will not be sustained over the long term. However, supply of, and demand for, the shares on the relevant exchange together with any disruptions to creations and redemptions of units in the underlying fund may result in share prices that differ significantly from the NAV and there can be no certainty that there will be liquidity in the shares on any exchange. Only Authorised Participants, as defined in the Prospectus of the ETF, can request the Manager to create and redeem units in the underlying fund.
Using the RAFI index methodology, a stock's weight is derived from the composite of its 5 year average book value, cash flow, sales and dividends and that weighting determines the percentage of the index that will be invested in that stock. Each of the four metrics are obtained from the published accounts of the companies and the weighting is calculated in the same manner each time.
As the PowerShares Global Clean Energy, Global Listed Private Equity, Global Agriculture and Global Water UCITS ETFs are concentrated single sector ETFs investors should be prepared to accept a substantially higher degree of risk than for a ETF with a broader investment mandate.
As the PowerShares FTSE RAFI All-World 3000 UCITS ETF, the PowerShares FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF and the PowerShares FTSE Emerging Markets High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF are emerging markets ETFs, investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for ETFs investing in the securities of issuers in other more established economies or developed countries, as difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise.
As the PowerShares FTSE RAFI Europe Mid-Small UCITS ETF is a small and medium companies ETF, investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for a ETF with a broader investment mandate.
The objective of the PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF is to provide broad exposure to the U.S. equity market with the intention to partially reduce potential losses in that market in line with the Index objective. It is not the intention of the Index to fully reduce all potential losses in the equity market. In addition, the hedging strategy used by the Investment Manager may not be totally successful when replicating the Index.
The PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF may use derivatives (complex instruments) to track the Index, although this may not be achieved. The use of such complex instruments may result in large fluctuations of the value of the ETF.
In tracking their indices, the PowerShares EURO STOXX High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF and the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF may be concentrated from time to time in a small number of sectors. ETF investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for ETFs that are more widely diversified across different sectors.
In tracking their indices, the PowerShares FTSE UK High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF and the PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF will be concentrated in a single country or a small number of countries. Investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for a fund that is geographically diversified.
Debt instruments are exposed to credit risk which is the ability of the borrower to repay the interest and capital on the redemption date. Changes in interest rates will result in fluctuations in the value of the PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF.
The PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF may hold a significant amount of debt instruments which are of lower credit quality and this may result in large fluctuations of the value of the ETF as well as impacting its liquidity under certain circumstances.
The distribution and the offering of the ETFs in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this document may come are required to inform themselves about and to comply with any relevant restrictions. This does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer is not authorised or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation.
Persons interested in acquiring the ETFs should inform themselves as to (i) the legal requirements in the countries of their nationality, residence, ordinary residence or domicile: (ii) any foreign exchange controls: and (iii) tax consequences which might be relevant.
Any investment in an ETF should be made on the basis of the relevant Prospectus and Key Investor Information Documents, including consideration of the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Further information on the ETFs, including the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Documents and Supplements available at www.invescopowershares.co.uk.