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Monday, August 06 2018 - 08:00
AsiaNet
Premia Partners launches world's first Asia Innovative Technology and Emerging ASEAN Titans ETFs capturing opportunities across growth economies and technology-enabled sectors in Asia
HONG KONG, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Premia Partners, the Hong Kong-based investment firm that focuses on ETFs and 
smart beta solutions, announces the launch of two thematic ETFs designed to 
provide investors with diversified exposure to growth economies and growth 
sectors in Asia. 

The two HKEX listed ETFs both have a total expense ratio of 0.50% and are 
physically replicated.

- Premia Asia Innovative Technology ETF (Tickers: 3181 HK / 9181 HK) tracks the 
Premia FactSet Asia Innovative Technology Index, which aims to capture 50 
leading Asia-based companies engaged in emerging and disruptive solutions 
across technology-enabled sectors of digital transformation, healthcare & life 
sciences, and robotics & automation. These companies are selected for their 
significant revenue from the FactSet RBICS innovative technology sub-sectors, 
their growth characteristics, and their consistent investment in research and 
development. 

- Premia Dow Jones Emerging ASEAN Titans 100 ETF (Tickers: 2810 HK / 9810 HK) 
tracks the Dow Jones Emerging ASEAN Titans 100 Index, which aims to capture 100 
leading companies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, 
based on float-adjusted market capitalization, revenue, and net income 
characteristics.

"US$2,000 GDP per capital is often considered an important threshold for 
developing countries entering the consumption stage. Investors are keen to 
invest in the secular trends that drive such emerging growth economies, as well 
as the technology-enabled growth sectors in Asia, where demographics and 
population size often power growth of innovative technology applications to a 
different level by order of magnitude," said Rebecca Chua, Managing Partner of 
Premia Partners. "We are excited to work with FactSet and S&P Dow Jones Indices 
to bring to investors efficient tools to capture such opportunities, through 
rule based, systematic approaches that previously are not readily available to 
public equity investors."

"Constructing thematic index used to be very challenging because it required an 
in-depth understanding about the companies beyond their basic financial and 
sector fundamentals," said Nancy Zhang, Lead Strategist, Quantitative Index 
Solutions at FactSet. "With the advent of unique data such as our granular and 
multi-dimensional industry classification -- RBICS and RBICS with Revenues -- 
we have now addressed this challenge and together with Premia, brought to the 
market a novel approach to capturing Asia's innovative technology companies in 
a systematic and precise manner."

"Market participants have demonstrated a growing interest in the ASEAN region 
due to the favorable demographics and consumer-driven growth," says Michael 
Orzano, Senior Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices. "The Dow 
Jones Emerging ASEAN Titans 100 Index is designed to efficiently capture the 
ASEAN growth story by measuring the performance of the largest, most 
well-established companies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and 
Vietnam."

About Premia Partners

Premia Partners is an investment firm founded in Hong Kong in 2016, by a group 
of enthusiasts who believe in enabling investors with efficient investment 
tools and see enormous scope for innovation in the Asian ETF industry. The team 
came from various incumbent global and regional industry leaders and share one 
common goal -- to reshape the ETF landscape in Asia by applying our collective 
knowledge and execution experience as well as by collaborating with the 
best-in-class global experts to curate ETF and smart beta solutions for 
investors. In Asia, and for Asia -- because this is our home. For more 
information, please visit www.premia-partners.com.

SOURCE  Premia Partners Company Limited
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