HK manager EIP to launch seven synthetic ETFs-continued

February 15, 2012--Enhanced Investment Products has become Hong Kong's first local manager to aim large with synthetic exchange traded funds with the launch of a range of synthetic ETFs linked to Asian stock markets.
EIP was established in 2002 by a team from Jardine Fleming. It currently manages US$270m in Asian index funds and $90m in hedge fund strategies and is now expanding into ETFs. The new range will be known as XIE Shares, a play on “thank you” in Mandarin.

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