Key ETF Changes Take Effect

December 07, 2018

The last month has seen some key ticker and index changes. Most recently, on Dec. 6, six Global X ETFs adopted new indexes and/or tickers:

  • The Global X NASDAQ China Technology ETF (QQQC) has become the Global X MSCI China Communication Services ETF (CHIC), changing its index from the NASDAQ OMX China Technology Index to the MSCI China Communication Services 10/50 Index.
  • The Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ) has changed its name to the Global X MSCI China Consumer Discretionary ETF (CHIQ), retaining its original ticker, but changing its index from the Solactive China Consumer Total Return Index to the MSCI China Consumer Discretionary 10/50 Index.
  • The Global X China Materials ETF (CHIM) has changed its name to the Global X MSCI China Materials ETF (CHIM) and its index from the Solactive China Materials Total Return Index to the MSCI China Materials 10/50 Index.
  • The Global X China Industrials ETF (CHII) has changed its name to the Global X MSCI China Industrials ETF (CHII) and its index from the Solactive China Industrials Total Return Index to the MSCI China Industrials 10/50 Index.
  • The Global X China Energy ETF (CHIE) has changed its name to the Global X MSCI China Energy ETF (CHIE) and its index from the Solactive China Energy Total Return Index to the MSCI China Energy IMI Plus 10/50 Index.
  • The Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX) has changed its name to the Global X MSCI China Financials ETF (CHIX) and its index from the Solactive China Financials Total Return Index to the MSCI China Financials 10/50 Index.

iPath Changes
Previously, a swath of the Barclays iPath ETNs changed their tickers as of Nov. 16. The 17 affected ETNs were launched to replace existing products, and have slightly different features, including being much cheaper, at just 0.45%, compared with the 0.75% expense ratio of the original ETNs.

The new ETNs rolled out in January and the originals delisted in April. The newer versions have adopted the old products’ tickers, as follows:

Contact Heather Bell at [email protected]

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