The MSCI Emerging Markets Source ETF aims to provide the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets TR (Net) Index* (the “Benchmark Index”) which is derived from the MSCI Global Investable Market Indices (GIMI) Methodology. The Benchmark Index provides exposure to large and mid cap representation across 21 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.
The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in a diversified portfolio of international equities (which are not necessarily selected from the Benchmark Index). In order to achieve its investment objective, the Fund enters into over-the-counter derivative contracts called "outperformance swaps". Under the terms of these outperformance swaps, the Fund receives (or pays) the difference between the performance of its equity portfolio and the performance of the Benchmark Index.