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Abu Dhabi’s Lunate Launches ETF Tracking Japan Equities

Abu Dhabi’s Lunate Launches ETF Tracking Japan Equities

DUBAI - Abu Dhabi investor Lunate Capital is launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking Japanese equities that will be listed on the Abu Dhabi securities exchange (ADX), the firm said in a statement on Thursday.

Lunate said the Chimera S&P Japan UCITS ETF, its third ETF so far this year, will list on May 29 and give investors access to the top 30 most liquid Japanese stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange including Toyota and Sony.

Lunate, which manages $105 billion of assets, is part of a business empire steered by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national security adviser and brother of UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The firm's investments, which include the acquisition announced last month of a 40% stake in the entity that leases ADNOC's oil pipelines, shed a light on how Abu Dhabi is creating a new national champion in alternative investments.

In January, it launched an ETF tracking the performance of Shariah-compliant Indian equities listed in Mumbai and in March it teamed up with JPMorgan to develop the first ETF tracking the performance of bonds in the UAE.

The ETF market will contribute to bolster "Abu Dhabi's plan to diversify its economy and attract more investors to its financial centre," ADX's CEO Abdulla Salem Alnuaimi was quoted as saying in Thursday's statement.

Investors will be able to subscribe to the ETF between 16-23 May, Lunate added.
Source: ZAWYA