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    MSCI AC Asia Index Sector Fund (MXAS)

Partnership with MSCI

Partnership with MSCI

Copper Basin Capital Pte. Ltd. has partnered with MSCI Inc. to launch the MSCI AC Asia Index Sector Fund (MXAS).

The underlying index for this Fund is the MXAS index whose components and weights are selected and calculated by MSCI Inc. The index contains more than 900 large and mid cap securities spread across Asia.

The MSCI AC Asia Index Sector Fund (MXAS) is composed of eleven (11) sub-funds with each sub-fund representing one of the 11 GICS® sectors. Our investment platform allows investors the unique flexibility of investing in one, some or all of the sector sub-funds in the same weightings as the MXAS index, equal weighted across the 11 sectors, or a custom weighting of their own choosing. This provides a very cost effective and efficient way for investors to employ sector rotation and core-satellite portfolio strategies.

The eleven GICS® sectors represented by the sub-funds include Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Financials, Health Care, Information Technology, Telecommunication Services, Utilities and Real Estate.

The MXAS index is composed of highly liquid listed equity securities.

Investing In Asia

Investing in Asia

Asia is home to more than 60% of the world’s population but only about 33% of the world’s gross domestic product. With a relatively young population, rapid urbanization, sustainable economic growth and committed investments in infrastructure and technology, Asia will continue to power growth for decades to come. This makes the MSCI AC Asia Index Sector Fund (MXAS) an attractive investment in any investor’s portfolio.

The twelve countries in the MXAS index include China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

All 11 GICS® Sectors. More than 130 Industries. More than 900 Securities.

The eleven sectors of the MXAS index are the major economic drivers in Asia. Below is a brief description of each sector

Consumer Discretionary

Consumer Discretionary

The Consumer Discretionary Sector encompasses those businesses that tend to be the most sensitive to economic cycles. Its manufacturing segment includes automotive, household durable goods, leisure equipment and textiles & apparel. The services segment includes hotels, restaurants and other leisure facilities, media production and services, and consumer retailing and services.
Consumer Staples

Consumer Staples

The Consumer Staples Sector comprises companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and tobacco and producers of non-durable household goods and personal products. It also includes food & drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer super centers.
Energy

Energy

The Energy Sector comprises companies engaged in exploration & production, refining & marketing and storage & transportation of oil & gas and coal & consumable fuels. It also includes companies that offer oil & gas equipment and services.
Financials

Financials

The Financials Sector contains companies involved in banking, thrifts & mortgage finance, specialized finance, consumer finance, asset management and custody banks, investment banking and brokerage and insurance.
Health Care

Health Care

The Health Care Sector includes health care providers & services, companies that manufacture and distribute health care equipments & supplies and health care technology companies. It also includes companies involved in the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.
Industrials

Industrials

The Industrials Sector includes manufacturers and distributors of capital goods such as aerospace & defense, building products, electrical equipment and machinery and companies that offer construction & engineering services. It also includes providers of commercial & professional services including printing, environmental and facilities services, office services & supplies, security & alarm services, human resource & employment services, research & consulting services. It also includes companies that provide transportation services.
Information Technology

Information Technology

The Information Technology Sector comprises companies that offer software and information technology services, manufacturers and distributors of technology hardware & equipments such as communications equipment, cellular phones, computers & peripherals, electronic equipment and related instruments and semiconductors.
Materials

Materials

The Materials Sector includes companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.
Real Estate

Real Estate

The Real Estate Sector is the newest sector created by MSCI and S&P under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) structure. This sector includes real estate developers as well as real estate investment trusts excluding mortgage REITs. Real Estate was formerly classified under the Financials Sector but is now a stand-alone sector in recognition of it's growing importance as a distinct asset class. However, mortgage REITs remain in the Financials Sector as they are perceived to be financial not real estate securities.
Telecommunications

Telecommunications

The Telecommunication Services Sector contains companies that provide communications services primarily through a fixed-line, cellular or wireless, high bandwidth and/or fiber optic cable network.
Utilities

Utilities

The Utilities Sector comprises utility companies such as electric, gas and water utilities. It also includes independent power producers & energy traders and companies that engage in generation and distribution of electricity using renewable sources.