Naming Conventions of Stock Short Name and Stock Code Allocation Plan for ETFs 
24/06/2016 
 

Note: The following naming conventions are applicable in most cases but are not exclusive for all circumstances.

 

Naming Conventions of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Physical ETFs

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Physical ETFs traded in Renminbi

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Physical ETFs traded in USD

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Synthetic ETFs

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Synthetic ETFs traded in Renminbi

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Synthetic ETFs traded in USD

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Futures-based ETFs

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Futures-based ETFs in Renminbi

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Futures-based ETFs in USD

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Up to 13 characters (for Futures-based ETFs and Synthetic ETFs) or 15 characters (for Physical ETFs) representing the issuer and/or the benchmark index/asset

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Indicator for ETFs traded in Renminbi (RMB)

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Indicator for ETFs traded in USD

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A marker representing a Synthetic ETF using synthetic replication strategy (through the use of swaps or other derivative instruments) to gain exposure to a benchmark index/asset

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A marker representing a Futures-based ETF which use futures indices as their underlying benchmarks to replicate their composition and weighting so as to give the ETFs the performance of the benchmarks

 

Note:

The above naming convention for ETFs traded in Renminbi comes into effect on 23 May 2012.  The stock short name of ETFs traded in Renminbi listed before 23 May 2012 will remain unchanged.

 

Current Stock Code Allocation Plan for ETFs

 

Stock codes

 

To be allocated for new listing of

Ranges

Sub-ranges

00001-09999

 

Securities listed on the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and information pages *

02800-02849

03000-03199

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

 

 

 

Products traded in USD

 

09800-09849

09000-09199

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

80000-89999

 

Products traded in Renminbi

82800-82849
83000-83199

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

* Other than the sub-ranges allocated for debt securities, exchange traded funds and depositary receipts