SSIF DCE Iron Ore Futures Index ETF
HKEx listed, Stock Code:
HKD: 3047
USD: 9047
Important Information
  • The Sub-Fund is a futures based ETF. The risks of investing in the Sub-Fund are therefore greater than those of investing in other types of ETF. In particular investment in futures contracts involves specific risks such as high volatility, leverage, rollover and margin risks. Here are the risks which investors may face:
  • This is a complex product. Investors should exercise caution in relation to the product.
  • 1. Investment risk
  • -The Sub-Fund’s investment portfolio may fall in value due to any of the key risk factors below and therefore your investment in the Sub-Fund may suffer losses. There is no guarantee of the repayment of principal.
  • 2. New product risk
  • The Sub-Fund is a futures-based ETF investing directly in DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts. The novelty and untested nature of such an ETF and the fact that the Sub-Fund is one of the first few futures-based ETFs in Hong Kong makes the Sub-Fund potentially riskier than traditional ETFs investing in equity securities.
  • -The Sub-Fund is the first exchange traded fund managed by the Manager. As such, the Manager will substantially make use of and rely upon the risk management tools to support the investments of the Sub-Fund. In the event of a breakdown or disruption in such tools, the operations of the Sub-Fund may be adversely affect.
  • 3. Iron ore market risk
  • -Concentration / single commodity risk: As the exposure of the Sub-Fund is concentrated in the iron ore market, it is more susceptible to the effects of iron ore price volatility than more diversified funds.
  • -Iron ore commodity volatility risk: Iron ore prices are highly volatile and may fluctuate widely and may be affected by numerous events or factors such as production decisions by other iron ore producers, complex interaction of supply and demand of iron ore, economic conditions, speculator’s activities and financial market conditions.
  • 4. Futures contracts risk
  • -Contango risk: A “roll” occurs when a new main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract is determined and is replaced in the Underlying Index with the next main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract. Where the Underlying Index is calculated with reference to these DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts, the value of the Underlying Index (and so the NAV per Unit) may be adversely affected by the cost of rolling positions forward (due to the increased price of the DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract, i.e. “contango”).
  • -Volatility risk: The price of DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts can be highly volatile and is influenced by, among other things, interest rates, changing market supply and demand relationships, trade, fiscal, monetary and exchange control programs and policies of governments.
  • -Leverage risk: Because of the low margin deposits normally required in futures trading, an extremely high degree of leverage is typical of a futures trading account. As a result, a relatively small price movement in a DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract may result in a proportionally high impact and substantial losses to the Sub-Fund, having a material adverse effect on the NAV. Like other leveraged investments, a futures transaction may result in losses in excess of the amount invested.
  • -Liquidity risk: The Underlying Index is calculated with reference to DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts exposing the Sub-Fund and the investors to a liquidity risk linked to DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts which may affect their value.
  • -Margin risk: Generally, most leveraged transactions, such as DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts, involve the posting of margin or collateral. Increases in the amount of margin or collateral or similar payments may result in the need for the Sub-Fund to liquidate its investments at unfavourable prices in order to meet margin or collateral calls. This may result in substantial losses to unitholders.
  • 5. Risk of material non-correlation with spot/current market price of iron ore
  • -As the Underlying Index is based upon DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts but not on physical iron ore, the performance of the Underlying Index may substantially differ from the current market or spot price performance of the iron ore. Accordingly, the Sub-Fund may underperform a similar investment that is linked to the spot price of iron ore.
  • 6. Position limits risk
  • The DCE has stipulated speculative position limits for DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts. Based on the rollover schedule, these speculative position limits are not currently expected by the Manager to affect the Sub-Fund, although the Manager cannot guarantee that the circumstances (such as rolling schedule, DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts’ expiry dates) will remain unchanged. If the Sub-Fund exceeds a speculative position limit, its ability to seek additional exposure by acquiring further DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts as a result of new creations of Units could be impaired, the Sub-Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective could be affected and, as a result, the Manager could be required to suspend new creations of Units. This may result in divergence between the trading price of the Unit and the NAV per Unit.
  • 7. Government intervention and restriction
  • -There may be substantial government intervention in the economy, including restrictions on investment in companies or industries deemed sensitive to relevant national interests. Governments and regulators may also intervene in the financial markets, such as by the imposition of trading restrictions, a ban on “naked” short selling or the suspension of short selling for certain stocks. Such interventions may be unpredictable, affect the trading, operation and market making activities of the Sub-Fund and may also lead to an increased tracking error for the Sub-Fund. Furthermore, such market interventions may have a negative impact on the market sentiment which may in turn affect the performance of the Underlying Index and as a result the performance of the Sub-Fund. In worst case scenario, the investment objective of the Sub-Fund cannot be achieved.
  • 8. Investment in other funds risk
  • -The Sub-Fund may invest in money market funds authorised by the SFC. Although such funds will be regulated in Hong Kong, the Sub-Fund will be exposed to the risk of investing in another management company’s fund with all the related risks which attach to funds generally and bear the fees and expenses of the underlying funds. These charges will be in addition to the fees payable by the Sub-Fund.
  • 9. Trading differences risk
  • As the DCE may be open when Units in the Sub-Fund are not priced, the value of any iron ore futures contracts in the Sub-Fund’s portfolio may change substantially when investors will not be able to purchase or sell the Sub-Fund’s Units. Further the price of DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts listed on the DCE may not be available during part of or all of the SEHK trading sessions due to trading hour differences which may result in Units of the Sub-Fund being traded at a premium or discount of the Unit price to its NAV.
  • 10. Other currency distribution risk
  • -Investors should note that all Units will receive distribution in USD only. In the event that the relevant unitholder has no USD account, the unitholder may have to bear the fees and charges associated with the conversion of such distribution from USD to HKD or other currency. The unitholder may also have to bear bank or financial institution fees and charges associated with the handling of the distribution payment. Unitholders are advised to check with their brokers regarding arrangements for distributions.
  • 11. Emerging market risk
  • The Sub-Fund may invest in Mainland China. Investing in the Mainland China market is subject to the risks of investing in emerging markets which may involve increased risk and special considerations not typically associated with investment in more developed markets, such as liquidity risks, currency risks/control, political and economic uncertainties, legal and taxation risk, settlement risk, custody risk and the likelihood of a high degree of volatility.
  • 12. Currency exchange risk
  • -Assets of the Sub-Fund may be denominated in currencies other than USD and the underlying DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts are denominated in RMB, whilst the Sub-Fund is denominated in USD. The SubFund is subject to transaction costs in the exchange of such other currencies to USD. The performance and the NAV of the Sub-Fund may therefore be affected unfavourably by movements in the exchange rate between USD and such other currencies and changes in exchange rate control policies.
  • 13. Dual counter trading risk
  • -If there is a suspension of the inter-counter transfer of Units between the counters and/or any limitation on the level of services by brokers and CCASS participants, unitholders will only be able to trade their Units in the relevant counter on the SEHK, which may inhibit or delay an investor dealing.
  • -The market price on the SEHK of Units traded in USD and of units traded in HKD may deviate significantly. As such investors may pay more or receive less when buying or selling Units traded in USD on the SEHK than in respect of Units traded in HKD and vice versa.
  • 14. Reliance on market makers risk
  • -Although the Manager ensures that at least one market maker will maintain a market for the Units traded in each counter and that at least one market maker to each counter gives not less than 90 days prior written notice to terminating market making arrangement, under the relevant market maker agreement, liquidity in the market for the Units may be adversely affected if there is no or only one market maker for the USD or HKD traded Units. There is also no guarantee that any market making activity will be effective.
  • 15. Tracking error risk
  • -The Sub-Fund may be subject to tracking error risk, which is the risk that its performance may not track that of the Underlying Index exactly. Factors such as the fees and expenses of the Sub-Fund, inability to rebalance the Sub-Fund’s holdings of Futures Contracts to track the Underlying Index, rounding of the Futures Contracts’ prices, and changes to the regulatory policies may affect this tracking error. The Manager will monitor and seek to manage such risk minimising tracking error. There can be no assurance of exact or identical replication at any time of the performance of the Underlying Index.
  • 16. Trading risks
  • -The trading price of the Units on the SEHK is driven by market factors such as the demand and supply of the Units. Therefore, the Units may trade at a substantial premium or discount to the Sub-Fund’s NAV.
  • As investors will pay certain charges (e.g. trading fees and brokerage fees) to buy or sell Units on the SEHK, investors may pay more than the NAV per Unit when buying Units on the SEHK, and may receive less than the NAV per Unit when selling Units on the SEHK.
  • 17. Termination risks
  • -The Sub-Fund may be terminated early under certain circumstances, for example, where the Underlying Index is no longer available for benchmarking or if the size of the Sub-Fund falls below USD 10 million. Investors may not be able to recover their investments and suffer a loss when the Sub-Fund is terminated.
  • 18. Passive investment risk
  • -The Sub-Fund is passively managed and the Manager will not have the discretion to adapt to market changes due to the inherent investment nature of the Sub-Fund. Falls in the Underlying Index are expected to result in corresponding falls in the value of the Sub-Fund.
  • 19. PRC tax risk
  • -There are risks and uncertainties associated with the current PRC tax laws, regulations and practice in respect of the trading of DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts (which may have retrospective effect). Any increased tax liabilities on the Sub-Fund may adversely affect the Sub-Fund’s value.
  • -Based on professional and independent tax advice, the Manager does not intend to make any PRC tax provision on the trading of DCE Iron Ore Futures Contracts.
  • 20. Risk relating to distributions paid out of capital
  • -Payment of distributions out of or effectively out of capital represents a return or a withdrawal of part of the amount they originally invested or capital gain attributable to that amount. Any such distributions may result in an immediate reduction of the NAV per Unit of the Sub-Fund.
Accumulative Performance
  1 month 3 month 6 month 1 year Year to date Since inception
SSIF DCE Iron Ore Futures Index ETF - - - - - -
DCE Iron Ore Futures Index - - - - - -
Last Update: 2020-08-03
The Accumulative Performance will be disclosured after 6 month of the authorized scheme's launch date

Simulation - DCE Iron Ore Futures Index vs. Spot Simulation Price

The objective of the SSIF DCE Iron Ore Futures Index ETF is to track the DCE Iron Ore Futures Price Index based on the price movement of Iron Ore Futures Contracts, and not the Iron Ore Spot Price. Because the ETF tracks the Iron Ore futures index and due to the contango/backwadation effect associated with futures investment, the performance of the NAV of the ETF and the Iron Ore spot price may deviate from each other. You can compare the historical performance of NAV of the ETF with the Iron Ore Spot Simulation Price for any given period below by entering the start and end date below.Spot Simulation Price tracks the benchmark price of Iron Ore Spot(62% Fe Fines) in  Beijing Iron Ore Trading Center.


Beijing Iron Ore Trading Center Corporation (COREX) is established on 29 August 2014.  It is a joint venture company approved by Beijing Municipal Government and relevant regulatory authorities, and initiated by 13 shareholders, including China Iron and Steel Association, China Beijing Equity Exchange, Baoshan Iron & Steel, Angang Group, Shougang Group, Hebei Iron & Steel Group, China National Minerals, Sinochem International, CITIC Metal, Vale, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and FMG.  As the operator of China Iron Ore Spot Trading Platform, the business scope of the company include providing spot trading services of mineral products including iron ore (excluding import and export business), market management services and business consulting services.

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Source: Wind Information Co., Ltd

※ The above calculation results assume that the investor holds the entire period and the performance of the ETF is calculated based on the net asset value. As only the net asset value of the ETF is taken into account in the calculation, certain fees (such as transaction fees and brokerage fees) and premium or discount trading factors paid by investors when buying or selling fund units on the Stock Exchange are not taken into account, which may cause this return The performance does not always reflect the actual situation of investors.


Past performance


  • Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. The investor may not be able to recover the entire investment principal.
  • The data shows how much the ETF has increased or decreased in value over the calendar year.
  • The performance is calculated from the ETF's inception date March 27, 2020. The performance is based on the net asset value at the end of the calendar year as a basis for comparison. Dividends will be rolled over and invested.
  • Where no past performance is shown, there was insufficient data available for that period to provide performance.
  • Investment involves risks. Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Please refer to the offering documents for more information about the ETF(not just the risks)
  • Fund Listing Date: March 27, 2020
  • Underlying Index: DCE Iron Ore Futures Index
  • The figures used are for illustrative purpose only. Not indicative of actual return likely to be achieved.
  • Futures Rolling Strategy : The Index incorporates a methodology for the replacement (also referred to as “rolling”) of the nearest contracts with the next nearest contracts as they approach maturity. The Index gradually reduces the weighting of the nearest contract and increases the weighting of the next-nearest contract over a five consecutive business day period so that on the first day of the roll-over period the nearest contract represents 80% and the next-nearest contract represents 20% of the Index, and on the 5th day of the roll-over period the next-nearest contract represents 100% of the Index. If, on the last trading day of DCE two months prior to the settlement date of the then main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract, no new main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract is identified, there will be a mandatory rolling. In such circumstance, the then main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract will be rolled-over to the next main DCE Iron Ore Futures Contract with a later expiry month, over a 5-day roll-over period mentioned above.



Index Disclaimer:

DCE iron ore futures price index is prepared by Dalian Commodity Exchange, and its ownership belongs to Dalian Commodity Exchange. Dalian Commodity Exchange will take all necessary measures to ensure the accuracy of the index, but will not make any guarantee for this and will not be responsible to anyone for any error of the index.

(The above excerpt is translated from index license agreement signed by DCE and SSIF. In case of dispute, Chinese shall prevail)

Investment always involves risks. Shanxi Securities International Asset Management Limited (CE# BEN407) is licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission to carry on Type 4 (advising on securities), Type 5 (advising on futures contracts and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities, as defined under the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong (Cap. 571). This website provides general information about Shanxi Securities International Asset Management Limited, its business and its products. Shanxi Securities International Asset Management Limited reserves the right at any time to modify, update, edit or delete contents on this website without any earlier notice. Investors must not rely on the contents of this website when making any investment decisions. The Offering document should be read for further details including the risk factos. Past performance does not indicate or guarantee any future performance.

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