On September 1, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC acquired Emerging Global Advisors, combining strengths and expertise to expand ETF offerings.

Columbia EM ex-China ETF XCEM

Fund Objective

Seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of the Beta Thematic Emerging Markets ex-China Index.

Index Description

The Beta Thematic Emerging Markets ex-China Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to provide broad, core emerging markets equity exposure by measuring the stock performance of up to 700 emerging markets companies, excluding companies listed or domiciled in China or Hong Kong.

Reasons To Invest

  • Broad country exposure: This Fund captures predominantly large and mid-cap companies in 14 emerging markets
  • Excludes China and Hong Kong: All types of China shares classes are excluded, including A-shares
  • Control the size and style of China in a portfolio: By choosing a core emerging market exposure that intentionally excludes China, investors can decide how much to invest in China as well as the style and vehicle with which they are investing.

Key Statistics

as of 12/31/2016
Bloomberg Index Ticker EGAXCEMT
Inception Date 9/2/2015
Expense Ratio 0.70% Gross, 0.35% Net*
Holdings 100
Average Market Cap $ 37.46B
Median Market Cap $ 19.37B
Total Constituent Daily Traded Value $ 9.51B
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 13.78x
Price/Book Ratio 1.40x
Index Dividend Yield 2.38%

Country Breakdown

as of 12/31/2016
Country Weights (%)
South Korea 19.30
Taiwan 14.71
Brazil 14.36
India 11.73
South Africa 10.41
Mexico 6.69
Russia 4.71
Thailand 4.22
Indonesia 3.80
Malaysia 2.74
Poland 2.02
Turkey 1.98
Philippines 1.42
Chile 1.16
Peru 0.75

Sector Breakdown (GICS)

as of 12/31/2016
Sector Weights (%)
Financials 28.09
Information Technology 17.41
Materials 11.10
Consumer Discretionary 10.39
Consumer Staples 10.11
Energy 7.42
Industrials 5.56
Telecommunication Services 4.65
Health Care 2.73
Utilities 1.82
Real Estate 0.72

Top Holdings

as of 12/31/2016
Company Weights (%)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 5.23
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 4.35
HDFC Bank Limited Sponsored ADR 3.41
ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR 2.84
Tata Motors Limited Sponsored ADR 2.79
Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR 2.70
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd 2.54
Itau Unibanco Holding SA Pfd 2.39
Oil company LUKOIL PJSC Sponsored ADR 2.09
Vale SA Pfd A 1.97


as of 12/31/2016
  3-Month (%) Year-to-Date (%) 1-Year (%) Since Inception (%)*
Total Returns (Net Asset Value) -2.32 19.55 19.55 12.75
Total Returns (Market Price) -3.32 19.91 19.91 12.73
EGAI Emerging Markets ex-China Index -3.25 17.97 17.97 11.75

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance data may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please call 888.800.4347.

Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 pm ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

*Returns over one year are annualized.

Performance results shown reflect the expense reimbursement, without which the results would have been lower.

Fund Literature


*CMIA has entered into a written fee waiver agreement to waive its advisory fee to 0.35% of the Fund's average daily net assets. The Fee Waiver Agreement will remain in effect and will be contractually binding until August 11, 2017.

Emerging market investments involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, from economic or political instability in other nations or increased volatility and lower trading volume. This Fund will concentrate its investments in issuers of one or more particular industries to the same extent that its Underlying Index is so concentrated and to the extent permitted by applicable regulatory guidance. Concentration risk results from maintaining exposure to issuers conducting business in a specific industry. Small-cap and mid-cap companies generally will have greater volatility in price than the stocks of large companies due to limited product lines or resources or a dependency upon a particular market niche. One cannot invest directly in an Index.

The Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P") and is licensed for use by Emerging Global Advisors, LLC. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of such standard or classification. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.