The Fund seeks to achieve a NAV that closely correlates with the movement of the Nikkei 225 by investing in shares of the component stocks of the Nikkei 225, and maintaining, in principle, a portfolio constructed consistent with the calculation method of the Nikkei 225.

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Net Asset Value (per Shares) (excluding dividend payment) (¥)
Nikkei Stock Average excluding dividends
  • NAV value is listed after deducting trust fees.
  • Trademarks and all other intellectual property for all labels containing "Nikkei Stock Average" are the sole property of Nikkei.
  • The performance, data, etc., noted above are based on past information and neither guarantee nor promise future performance.

Fund Name Listed Index Fund 225
Open-ended type/Domestic/Stocks/ETF/Index fund
Listed Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
Issue Code 1330
Targeted Investments This fund mainly invests in stock issues adopted for the Nikkei Stock Average.
Date Listed 13 July 2001 (launched on 9 July 2001)
Exchange Trading Unit 1 unit
Trust period Unlimited
Computation Period From 9 July of each year to 8 July of the next year
Closing Date 8 July of each year
Dividends All revenue from dividends arising from the trust assets will be, in principle, paid as dividends on the last day of the fiscal year after deducting expenses.
*There is no guarantee on the payment or the amount of dividend

Costs paid indirectly by the customer for the trust assets (paid from the fund)

Costs paid indirectly by the customer for the trust assets (paid from the fund)

The total amount of expenses of the Fund to be borne by investors varies according to holding length and investment status, and thus cannot be shown.

Major Investment Restrictions

  • There is no restriction as to the investment ratio in stocks.
  • The Fund may invest, in principle, in shares of the component stocks of the Nikkei 225. However, this does not apply to shares that are acquired through shareholder allotments.
  • The Fund does not invest in assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Trustee Companies

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

The Fund seeks to achieve a NAV that closely correlates with the movement of the Nikkei 225 by investing in shares of the component stocks of the Nikkei 225, and maintaining, in principle, a portfolio constructed consistent with the calculation method of the Nikkei 225.

* The Nikkei 225 is an equity index developed by Nikkei, Inc., and is calculated using 225 stocks representing the equity market from the component stocks of the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei 225 is a Dow-style adjusted price-weighted average, and the divisor is adjusted as required to maintain continuity.

What is Nikkei 225?

* The current calculation method began in 1950 and retroactively calculated back to 1949. The Nikkei 225 is the oldest Japanese stock index, and is well known among market participants in Japan and abroad. The component shares are adjusted yearly based on market liquidity and sector balance. It is also reviewed based on the merging of component share and delisting.

Further Information

Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

Japan Exchange Group publishes summaries and lists of the ETFs, as well as other valuable information on their website.

S&P Global

Nikkei Inc.

*Link to external sites.

Copyright and Other Rights of the "Nikkei 225"

The "Nikkei 225" is a copyrighted work calculated through a method developed independently by the Nikkei, and Nikkei Inc. holds the copyrights and all other intellectual property rights related to Nikkei 225 itself and its calculation method.

All trademark rights and other intellectual property rights relating to trademarks of "Nikkei" and "Nikkei 225" belong to Nikkei Inc.

Management of the fund is the responsiblity of the management company, and Nikkei Inc. has no responsiblity for its management or the transactions of the fund.

Nikkei Inc. has no obligation to continue to publish Nikkei 225, and are not responsible for mistakes, delays or suspensions in its announcement.

Nikkei Inc. has the right to change the component shares, calculations method and other contents of Nikkei 225 and to cancel its announcement.

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Portfolio data (XLS)

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A unit stock is a unit in a stock basket that an investor applying for an acquisition through addition contributes to. A unit stock is also a unit in a stock basket that an investor who applies for an exchange receives in trade for a beneficial interest.

This Fund can be applied for as a direct addition and exchange at Authorised Participants in addition to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In this case, "unit stock" is referred to as a unit. When applying as a direct addition and exchange, please keep in mind that we cannot accept your application on the following dates:

Authorized Participants

  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
  • ABN AMRO Clearing Tokyo Co., Ltd.
  • Barclays Securities Japan Limited
  • BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited
  • BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited
  • Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs (Japan) Co., Ltd.
  • JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
  • Tokai Tokyo Securities Co.,Ltd.
  • UBS Securities Japan Co.,Ltd.
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The lending fee spilt between fund (50%), Management Co. (25%) and Trustee (25%).

Investors are not guaranteed the investment principal that they commit. Investors may incur a loss and the value of their investment principal may fall below par as the result of a decline in market price or NAV. All profits and losses arising from investments in the Fund belong to the investors (beneficiaries). This fund is different from saving deposit.

The Fund invests primarily in stocks. The NAV of the Fund may fall and investors may suffer a loss due to a decline in stock prices or deterioration in the financial conditions and business performance of an equity issuer.

Major risks are as follows:

1. Price Fluctuation Risk
Stock prices fluctuate as they are affected by information on the company's growth rate and profitability as well as changes in such information. They also fluctuate as they are affected by economic and political conditions in Japan and abroad. There is a risk that the Fund will suffer material losses if unexpected changes occur in stock price or liquidity.

2. Liquidity Risk
The Fund may incur unexpected losses when the size of the market or trading volumes is small. The purchase and sale prices of securities are influenced by trading volume, resulting in the risks that they cannot be traded at prices expected to be realized in light of the prevailing market trend, sold at the estimated prices, or that the trading volume is limited regardless of the level of prices.

3. Credit Risk
There is a risk that the Fund will incur material losses in the event of a serious crisis that directly or indirectly affects the business of a corporation in which the Fund invests. The prices of stocks of issuers may substantially decline (possibly to zero) due to fears of default or corporate bankruptcy, which can contribute to decline in the Fund NAV.

4. Security-lending Risk
Lending of securities involves counterparty risks, which are the risks of contractual default or cancellation following bankruptcy, etc., by the counterparty. As a result, the Fund may suffer unexpected losses. Following the default or cancellation of a lending agreement, when liquidation procedures are implemented by using the collateral that is set aside in the lending agreement, the procurement cost of buying back the securities can surpass the collateral value, due to price fluctuations in the market. In such cases, the Fund is required to pay the difference, which may cause the Fund to incur losses.

<Risk of Discrepancy between the Nikkei 225 and NAV>

The Fund seeks to match the NAV volatility with that of the Nikkei 225, but it cannot guarantee that movements will be consistent with the Index for the following reasons:

  • The Fund may be subjected to a market impact when buying or selling individual stocks as it adjusts its portfolio in response to changes in the stocks that comprise the Nikkei 225 and capital changes among corporations. In addition, the Fund will incur various expenses, including trust fees, brokerage commissions, and audit fees.
  • Dividends may be paid by stocks in the portfolio and fees may be earned for securities lent.
  • When derivative transactions such as futures are made, there may be disparity between the price movements of such transactions and that of some or all of the constituents of the Nikkei 225.

Discrepancy between the market prices at which stocks are traded on financial instruments exchanges and the NAV
The Fund is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the units are traded on that exchange. The market price of the units is affected primarily by the size of demand for the Fund, its performance, and how attractive it is to investors in comparison with their other investments. It is not possible to predict whether the units will sell in the market above or below the NAV.
* The factors that contribute to fluctuations in the NAV are not limited to those listed above.

Additional Considerations

  • These materials are distribution materials created by Nikko Asset Management in order to increase investors' understanding of "Listed Index Fund 225".
  • The provisions stipulated in Article 37-6 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("cooling-off period") are not applicable to Fund transactions.
  • This Fund differs from deposits or insurance policies in that it is not protected by the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan or the Policyholders Protection Corporation of Japan. Furthermore, units purchased from registered financial institutions, such as banks, are exempted from compensation by the Japan Investor Protection Fund.
  • When the Fund faces big redemption causing short term cash requirement or sudden change in the main trading market condition, there can be temporal decline in the liquidity of holding assets, resulting in the risks that Fund unable to trade securities at the expected market prices or appraised prices, or encounters limitation in trading volume. This may result in the negative influence on NAV, suspension of redemption applications, or delay in making payment of redemption.
  • When applying to invest in the Fund, please make the decision to invest carefully after taking the time to read the delivered pre-agreement document and other relevant materials in detail.