Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

RMB lists first US Treasury certificates on JSE

RMBJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RAND Merchant Bank (RMB) has listed South Africa’s first United States Treasury Bond Custodial Certificates Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
The development allows investors to earn US-dollar linked returns and showcasing the exchange’s ongoing broadening of its universe of ETFs.
The product is called the Dollar Custodial Certificate with JSE share code DCC USD.
Dr Ebrahim Patel, an Alternative Asset Specialist at RMB, says the Dollar Custodial Certificates ETF offering is RMB’s second Custodial Certificates listing on the JSE, the first being our Krugerrand Custodial Certificates ETF.
Both ETFs are suitable for individual as well as institutional investors.
“They both allow investors to save in an international asset that offers inflation-beating real returns in US dollars,” says Patel.
RMB is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.
ETFs are investment products which track the value of a basket of shares or other assets like bonds and commodities.
Donna Nemer, Director of Capital Markets at the JSE, says, “This new EFT will offer both our institutional and individual investors offshore exposure to US Treasury Bonds and denominated in USD, offering investors liquid capital within flexible parameters.”
The ETF market has seen steady growth globally as well as in South Africa and this ETF listing brings the total number of ETFs listed on the JSE to 50, with a total market capitalisation of over R69 billion.
CAJ News

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