Identification by annotation
Effective from 16 January 2011, managers of synthetic ETFs are required to append an asterisk (*) and an annotation-"(*This is a synthetic ETF)"- right after the name of a synthetic ETF whenever it appears in all offering documents and marketing materials of the synthetic ETF issued by or on its behalf to investors in Hong Kong. This requirement also applies to notices and communications with Hong Kong investors, including those on the corporate websites for Hong Kong investors run by or on behalf of synthetic ETFs' managers.
By way of example, the annotation to the name of a synthetic ETF will appear as follows:
(*This is a synthetic ETF)