Press Releases — November 25, 2020

Three Japan-Focused STOXX Indices Licensed to Mitsubishi Securities

Zug (November 26, 2020) – Qontigo has licensed three indices to Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd., which underlie respective exchange-traded notes (ETNs) listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today. All three indices have a Japan focus: iSTOXX® MUTB Japan Empowering Women 30, iSTOXX® MUTB Japan ESG 30 and iSTOXX® MUTB Japan Market Share Leaders.

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Our aim of entering the Japanese Exchange Traded Notes market is to provide unique investment solutions that can contribute to investors’ long-term asset allocation. As a start we are listing three products, two of which combine Smart Beta strategies and an ESG theme, and a third product that focuses on industry leaders in their respective sectors.

Akihiro Kiyomi, Head of Equity Group at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

We are pleased to have once again worked closely with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd., with whom we have a long-lasting and fruitful relationship. These three indices reflect attractive themes and include a strong ESG tilt, addressing key current demands from investors in Japan and beyond.

Rick Chau, Qontigo Head of Asia/Pacific

The iSTOXX MUTB Japan Empowering Women 30 Index tracks the performance of 30 Japanese companies that support and encourage working women. The index selects companies from the iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index.

The iSTOXX MUTB Japan ESG 30 Index selects 30 securities with the best ESG Risk Rating scores from within the iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index. Companies that are non-compliant with the Global Standards Screening (GSS) or are involved in Controversial Weapons activities, as identified by Sustainalytics, are not eligible for selection.

The iSTOXX MUTB Japan Market Share Leaders Index tracks the performance of at least 30 Japanese securities that have prominent positions in their area of operations. The securities are selected from the STOXX Japan 600 index, excluding REITs.