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Pacer ETFs Acquires Second Fund, Builds on 2019 Momentum

January 23, 2020 GMT

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2020--

Pacer ETFs (“Pacer”), an ETF provider that offers strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, has announced the acquisition of the CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF (ticker: AFTY). This is Pacer’s second acquisition of an existing ETF in two months. Effective immediately, the fund will be renamed to Pacer CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF and the fund’s ticker will remain the same.

The Pacer CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF (AFTY) seeks to track the FTSE China A50 Net Total Return Index and offers exposure to the 50 largest companies in the China A-Shares market. This index only trades A-shares which are distinct in that only companies incorporated in Mainland China and listed on the Shanghai or Shenzhen exchange are included. A-shares also provide a number of advantages compared to China’s B-share and H-share classes including direct access to Chinese companies with no intermediary, less political risk than Hong Kong H-shares and improved liquidity as A-shares are accessible by both domestic and foreign investors.

“We are always looking to grow at Pacer ETFs and this acquisition is just building upon our momentum as we grow organically and through acquiring funds we see value in,” says Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs Distributors. “We’ve become known for our unique strategies and funds that complement an array of portfolios, and we think AFTY is an excellent addition to our offerings due to its exposure to China.”

“Our growth is centered around our wholesale and distribution efforts, and innovative ETF products. We take pride in helping financial advisors and their clients reach their goals,” says Joe Thomson, Founder and President of Pacer Financial. “Pacer’s success shows through our record-setting growth last year and we’re excited for what’s to come in 2020.”

About Pacer ETFs:

Pacer ETFs is a strategy-driven exchange traded fund provider with 23 ETFs and over $5.9 billion in assets under management, as of Jan. 17, 2020. Pacer ETFs is focused on addressing investors’ needs through its four fund families, the Pacer Trendpilot® Series, Pacer Cash Cows Index® Series, Pacer Custom ETF Series, and Pacer Leaders ETF Series. Pacer ETFs employ a rules-based, passive management approach to track S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE Russell, and Custom Indexes.

For more information, please visit PacerETFs.com


Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus. A copy may be obtained by visiting www.paceretfs.com or calling 1-877-337-0500. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

An investment in the Funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal. Pacer ETF shares may be bought and sold on an exchange through a brokerage account. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce investment returns. There can be no assurance that an active trading market for ETF shares will be developed or maintained. The risks associated with these funds are detailed in the prospectus and could include factors such as risk of investing in China, risk of investments in A-Shares, A-Shares tax risk, risk of investing through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, risk of investing in Issuers listed on the ChiNext Board, authorized participant concentration risk, concentration risk, costs of buying or selling fund shares, emerging markets risk, equity securities risk, financial sector risk, index tracking error risk, international closed market trading risk, large-capitalization securities risk, market risk, non-U.S. currency risk, non-U.S. securities risk, passive investment risk, risk of cash transactions, secondary market trading risk, shares of the fund may trade at prices other than NAV, and cybersecurity risk.

FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”) © FTSE 2020. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under license. All rights in the FTSE indices and / or FTSE ratings vest in FTSE and/or its licensors. Neither FTSE nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE indices and / or FTSE ratings or underlying data and no party may rely on any FTSE indices, ratings and / or data underlying data contained in this communication. No further distribution of FTSE Data is permitted without FTSE’s express written consent. FTSE does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication.

Pacer Advisors, Inc. is the fund advisor. CSOP Asset Management LTD is the fund sub-adviser. CSOP Asset Management LTD is registered as an investment advisor with the SEC.


Distributor: Pacer Financial, Inc., member FINRA, SIPC, an affiliate of Pacer Advisors, Inc.

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