485BPOS 1 a12-6781_1485bpos.htm 485BPOS

 

AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON AUGUST 14, 2012.

 

No. 333-147622

No. 811-22148

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM N-1A

 

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

 

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

o

 

Pre-Effective Amendment No.

o

 

 

Post-Effective Amendment No. 45

x

 

 

 

and/or

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

o

 

 

Amendment No. 46

x

 

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 


 

PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

301 West Roosevelt Road

Wheaton, IL 60187

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code: (800) 983-0903

 

Andrew Schlossberg

 

With a copy to:

301 West Roosevelt Road

 

Alan P. Goldberg

Wheaton, IL 60187

 

K&L Gates LLP

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

70 W. Madison St.

 

 

Suite 3100

 

 

Chicago, IL 60602

 

APPROXIMATE DATE OF PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING:

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

 

o            immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485.

x           on September 12, 2012 pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485.

o            60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485.

o            on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a) of Rule 485.

o            75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485.

o            on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a) of Rule 485.

 

 

 



 

Subject to Completion

 

The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

 

 

 

PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

 

PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (NYSE Arca, Inc. — PHDG)

 

[                                  ], 2012

 

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 



 

Table of Contents

 

Summary Information

 

 

 

PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio

 

 

 

Additional Information About the Fund’s Strategies and Risks

 

 

 

Tax-Advantaged Structure of ETFs

 

 

 

Portfolio Holdings

 

 

 

Management of the Fund

 

 

 

How to Buy and Sell Shares

 

 

 

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Shares

 

 

 

Dividends, Distributions and Taxes

 

 

 

Distributor

 

 

 

Net Asset Value

 

 

 

Fund Service Providers

 

 

 

Financial Highlights

 

 

 

Disclaimers

 

 

 

Premium/Discount Information

 

 

 

Other Information

 

 



 

PowerShares S&P 500  
Downside Hedged Portfolio

 

Summary Information

 

Investment Objective

 

The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (the “Fund”) is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to achieve positive total returns in rising or falling markets that are not directly correlated to broad equity or fixed income market returns.

 

Fund Fees and Expenses

 

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund (“Shares”). Investors may pay brokerage commissions on their purchases and sales of Shares, which are not reflected in the table or the example below.

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

 

Management Fees

 

[        

]%

Other Expenses (1)

 

[        

]%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

 

[        

]%

 


(1)  “Other Expenses” are based on estimated amounts for the current fiscal year.

 

Example

 

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. This example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then sell all of your Shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. This example does not include the brokerage commissions that investors may pay to buy and sell Shares of the Fund. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, your costs, based on these assumptions, would be:

 

1 YEAR

 

3 YEARS

 

$

 

$

 

 

Portfolio Turnover

 

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it purchases and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover will cause the Fund to incur additional transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses or in the example, may affect the Fund’s performance.  At the date of this Prospectus, the Fund does not have an operating history and turnover data therefore is not available.

 

Principal Investment Strategies

 

The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by using a quantitative, rules-based strategy designed to provide returns that correspond to the performance of the S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Index (the “Benchmark”). The Fund, in accordance with strategy allocation rules provided by Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”), will invest in a combination of equity securities contained in the S&P 500 Index and that are listed on a U.S. securities exchange, CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX Index”) related instruments (such as listed VIX Index futures contracts on the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index (“VIX Futures Index”) or exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”) that are listed on a U.S. securities exchange and that provide exposure to the VIX Index) (“VIX Index Related Instruments”), money market instruments, cash, cash equivalents and futures contracts that track the S&P 500 Index (E-mini S&P 500 Futures) and that are listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”). The Fund will invest in money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents to provide liquidity, collateralize its futures contracts investments, or to track the Benchmark during times when the Benchmark moves its entire allocation to cash.

 

The U.S. Index Committee of S&P (the “Committee”), a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., maintains the Benchmark. That Committee meets monthly. At each meeting, the Committee reviews pending corporate actions that may affect Benchmark constituents, statistics comparing the composition of the Benchmark to the market, companies that are being considered as candidates for addition to the Benchmark, and any significant market events. In addition, the Committee may revise the Benchmark’s policy covering rules for selecting companies, treatment of dividends, share counts or other matters.

 



 

The Benchmark is comprised of three types of components at any given time: an equity component, represented by the S&P 500 Index; a volatility component, represented by the VIX Futures Index; and cash.  The VIX Futures Index measures the return from a long position in the VIX futures contracts traded on the CBOE. The Benchmark’s allocation to VIX Index futures serves as an implied volatility hedge as volatility historically tends to correlate negatively to the performance of the U.S. equity markets (i.e., rapid declines in the performance of the U.S. equity markets generally are associated with particularly high volatility in such markets). “Implied volatility” is a measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 Index that is reflected in the value of the VIX Index. The allocation among the Fund’s investments will approximate the allocation among the components of the Benchmark. During periods of low volatility, a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in equity securities and during periods of increased volatility, a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in VIX Index Related Instruments. Although the Fund seeks returns comparable to the returns of the Benchmark, the Fund can have a higher or lower exposure to any component within the Benchmark at any time.

 

The VIX Index is a theoretical calculation and cannot be traded. The VIX Index measures the 30-day forward volatility of the S&P 500 Index as calculated based on the prices of certain put and call options on the S&P 500 Index.

 

[The Fund may gain exposure to VIX Index futures by investing in a subsidiary organized in the Cayman Islands (the “Subsidiary”). The Subsidiary would be wholly-owned and controlled by the Fund. Should the Fund invest in the Subsidiary, it would be expected to provide the Fund with exposure to investment returns from VIX Index futures contracts within the limits of the federal tax requirements applicable to investment companies, such as the Fund. The Subsidiary would be able to invest in VIX Index futures, as well as other investments that would serve as margin or collateral or otherwise support the Subsidiary’s VIX Index futures positions. The Subsidiary would be subject to the same general investment policies and restrictions as the Fund, except that unlike the Fund, the Subsidiary would be able to invest without limitation in VIX Index futures and may use leveraged investment techniques. Otherwise, references to the investment strategies of the Fund for non-equity investments include the investment strategies of the Subsidiary.]

 

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund

 

The following summarizes the principal risks of the Fund.

 

Equity Risk. Equity risk is the risk that the value of the securities the Fund holds (i.e., securities contained within in the S&P 500 Index and that are listed on either the NYSE or NASDAQ) will fall due to general market and economic conditions, perceptions regarding the industries in which the issuers of securities the Fund holds participate or factors relating to specific companies in which the Fund invests. For example, an adverse event, such as an unfavorable earnings report, may depress the value of securities the Fund holds; the price of securities may be particularly sensitive to general movements in the stock market; or a drop in the stock market may depress the price of most or all of the securities the Fund holds. In addition, securities of an issuer in the Fund’s portfolio may decline in price if the issuer fails to make anticipated dividend payments because, among other reasons, the issuer of the security experiences a decline in its financial condition.

 

VIX Index Risk.  The Chicago Board Options Exchange (“CBOE”) can make methodological changes to the calculation of the VIX Index that could affect the value of the futures contracts on the VIX Index.  There can be no assurance that the CBOE will not change the VIX Index calculation methodology in a way that may affect the value of your investment.  Additionally, the CBOE may alter, discontinue or suspend calculation or dissemination of the VIX Index and/or the exercise settlement value. Any of these actions could adversely affect the value of your investment.

 

Futures Contract Risk. The Fund may enter into U.S. listed futures contracts on the VIX Index and U.S. listed futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index to simulate full investment in the Benchmark, to facilitate trading or to reduce transaction costs. The Fund will not use futures for speculative purposes. Unlike equities, which typically entitle the holder to a continuing stake in a corporation, futures contracts normally specify a certain date for delivery of the underlying asset for settlement in cash based on the level of the underlying asset. As the futures contracts on the VIX Index, or a E-Mini S&P 500 futures, approach expiration, they may be replaced by similar contracts that have a later expiration.  This process is referred to as “rolling.”  If the market for these contracts is in “contango,” meaning that the prices of futures contracts in the nearer months are lower than the price of contracts in the distant months, the sale of the near-term month contract would be at a lower price than the longer-term contract, resulting in a cost to “roll” the futures contract.  The actual realization of a potential roll cost will be dependent upon the difference in price of the near and distant contract.  The contracts included in the VIX Index historically have traded in “contango” markets, resulting in a roll cost, which could adversely affect the value of the Shares. At any given time, the percentage increase in the amount of VIX Index Related Instruments in which the Fund invests may be less than the percentage increase in the VIX Index.

 

Because futures contracts project price levels in the future, market circumstances may cause a discrepancy between the price of a stock index future and the movement in the underlying index. In the event of adverse price movements, the Fund would be required to make daily cash payments to maintain its required margin.

 



 

The Fund must segregate liquid assets or enter into off-setting positions to “cover” open positions in futures contracts. For futures contracts that do not cash settle, the Fund must segregate liquid assets equal to the full notional value of the futures contracts while the positions are open. For futures contracts that do cash settle, the Fund is permitted to set aside liquid assets in an amount equal to the Fund’s daily marked-to-market net obligations (i.e., the Fund’s daily net liability) under the futures contract, if any, rather than their full notional value. For more information, see “Investment Policies and Risks — Futures” in the SAI.

 

Risk of Investing in ETFs. An ETF is a fund that is listed and traded on a U.S. stock exchange. Because the Fund may invest in ETFs, its investment performance may depend on the investment performance of the underlying ETF in which it invests. An investment in an ETF is subject to the risks associated with the ETF. The Fund will pay indirectly a proportional share of the fees and expenses of the ETFs in which it invests (including operating expenses and management fees), while continuing to pay its own unitary management fee. As a result, shareholders will absorb duplicate levels of fees with respect to investments in ETFs.

 

Risks of Investing in ETNs. ETNs are unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities of an issuer that are listed and traded on a U.S. stock exchange. An ETN’s returns generally are linked to the performance of a particular market benchmark or strategy minus applicable fees. ETNs do not provide principal protection and may or may not make periodic coupon payments. ETNs are subject to credit risk, and the value of the ETN may drop due to a downgrade in the issuer’s credit rating, despite the underlying market benchmark or strategy remaining unchanged. The value of an ETN also may be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the ETN, volatility and lack of liquidity in underlying assets, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer’s credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced underlying asset.

 

[Subsidiary Investment Risk. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is not subject to all of the investor protections of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Thus, the Fund, as an investor in the Subsidiary, would not have all of the protections offered to investors in registered investment companies. However, because the Fund would wholly own and control the Subsidiary, and the Fund and Subsidiary would be managed by the Adviser, it is unlikely that the Subsidiary would take action contrary to the interests of the Fund or the Fund’s shareholders. In addition, changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary are organized, respectively, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as intended and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders.]

 

Tax Risk. The Fund will gain most of its exposure to VIX by entering into VIX Index futures. To qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the Fund must meet certain qualifying income tests, including with respect to its investments in VIX Index futures. Failure to comply with these qualifying income tests would have significant negative consequences to Fund shareholders.

 

If the IRS were to determine that income derived from VIX Index futures contracts [or from the Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary] does not constitute qualifying income, and if such positions were upheld, the Fund might cease to qualify as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) and would be required to reduce its exposure to such investments, which may result in difficulty in implementing its investment strategy.  In such event, the Fund’s Board may determine to reorganize or close the Fund or materially change the Fund’s investment objective and strategies.

 

Cash Transaction Risk.  Unlike most ETFs, the Fund currently effects creations and redemptions primarily for cash, rather than primarily in-kind because of the nature of the Fund’s investments.  As such, investments in the Fund’s Shares may be less tax efficient than investments in conventional ETFs.

 

Volatility Risk. The Fund is designed to achieve positive total returns in rising or falling markets. Significant short-term price movements could adversely impact the performance of the Fund. Market conditions in which significant price movements develop but then repeatedly reverse, could cause substantial losses due to prices moving against the Fund’s long or short positions (which are based on prior trends).  The performance of the Fund is based in part on the prices of one or more futures contracts on the VIX Index. Each of the equity securities held by the Fund, and the VIX Index are affected by a variety of factors and may change unpredictably, affecting the value of the futures contracts on the VIX Index and, consequently, the value of the Fund’s Shares.

 

Market Risk. Securities held by the Fund are subject to market fluctuations caused by such factors as economic, political, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices.

 

Market Trading Risk. The Fund faces numerous market trading risks, including the potential lack of an active market for the Shares, losses from trading in secondary markets, and disruption in the creation/redemption process of the Fund. Additionally, the trading prices of the equity securities the Fund holds and VIX Index Related Instruments and other instruments fluctuate in response to a variety of factors, including events that impact the entire market or specific market segments, such as political, market and economic developments. Fluctuations in the VIX Index may indirectly affect the price of equity securities held by the Fund. Any of these factors may lead to the Shares trading at a premium or discount to the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”). As a result, an investor could lose money over short or even long periods.

 

Issuer-Specific Changes. The value of an individual security or particular type of security may be more volatile than the market as a whole and may perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

 



 

The Shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund may not achieve its investment objective.

 

Performance

 

The Fund has not commenced operations and therefore does not have a performance history. Once available, the Fund’s performance information will be accessible on the Fund’s website at www.invescopowershares.com and will provide some indication of the risk of investing in the Fund.

 

Management of the Fund

 

Investment Adviser. Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (the “Adviser”).

 

Portfolio Managers. The following individuals are responsible jointly and primarily for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s portfolio:

 

Name

 

Title with Adviser/Trust

 

Date Began
Managing
the Fund

Peter Hubbard

 

Vice President and Director of Portfolio Management of the Adviser Vice President of the Trust

 

Since inception

 

 

 

 

 

Brian McGreal

 

Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Adviser

 

Since inception

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Kernagis

 

Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Adviser

 

Since inception

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Samulowitz

 

Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Adviser

 

Since inception

 

Purchase and Sale of Shares

 

The Fund will issue and redeem Shares at NAV only with authorized participants (“APs”) and only in large blocks of 50,000 Shares (each block of Shares is called a “Creation Unit”), or multiples thereof (“Creation Unit Aggregations”), primarily in exchange for cash. Except when aggregated in Creation Units, the Shares are not redeemable securities of the Fund.

 

Individual Shares of the Fund may be purchased and sold only on a national securities exchange through brokers. Shares of the Fund will be listed for trading on NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca” or the “Exchange”) and because the Shares will trade at market prices rather than NAV, Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (at a premium), at NAV, or less than NAV (at a discount).

 

Tax Information

 

The Fund’s distributions generally will be taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. A sale of Shares may result in capital gain or loss.

 



 

Additional Information About the Fund’s Strategies and Risks

 

Principal Investment Strategies

 

The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by using a quantitative, rules-based strategy designed to provide returns that correspond to the performance of the Benchmark. The Fund, in accordance with strategy allocation rules provided by S&P, will invest in a combination of equity securities contained within in the S&P 500 Index and that are listed on either the NYSE or NASDAQ, VIX Index Related Instruments, money market instruments, cash, cash equivalents and E-mini S&P 500 futures that are listed on the CME.  The Fund will invest in money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents to provide liquidity, collateralize its futures contracts, or to track the Benchmark during times when the Benchmark moves its entire allocation to cash.

 

The Committee maintains the Benchmark. The Committee meets monthly. At each meeting, the Committee reviews pending corporate actions that may affect Benchmark constituents, statistics comparing the composition of the Benchmark to the market, companies that are being considered as candidates for addition to the Benchmark, and any significant market events.  In addition, the Committee may revise the Benchmark’s policy covering rules for selecting companies, treatment of dividends, share counts or other matters.

 

The Benchmark is comprised of three types of components at any given time: an equity component, represented by the S&P 500 Index; a volatility component, represented by the VIX Futures Index; and cash.  The VIX Futures Index measures the return from a long position in the VIX futures contracts traded on the CBOE. The Benchmark’s allocation to VIX Index Related Instruments serves as an implied volatility hedge as volatility historically tends to correlate negatively to the performance of the U.S. equity markets (i.e., rapid declines in the performance of the U.S. equity markets generally are associated with particularly high volatility in such markets). “Implied volatility” is a measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 Index that is reflected by the value of the VIX Index.  Following S&P’s proprietary formula, under normal circumstances (i.e., times other than when the Benchmark’s stop-loss process (as described below) is triggered), the Benchmark is invested fully, with VIX Index futures constituting between 2.5% and 40% of the Benchmark and equity securities in the S&P 500 Index composing the remainder.  In the event losses on the Benchmark over the previous five business days are greater than 2%, the Benchmark moves its entire allocation to cash. The allocation among the Fund’s investments will approximate the allocation among the components of the Benchmark.  Accordingly, during periods of low volatility, a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in equity securities, and during periods of increased volatility, a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in VIX Index Related Instruments. Although the Fund seeks returns comparable to the returns of the Benchmark, the Fund will be actively managed and can have a higher or lower exposure to any component within the Benchmark at any time.

 

The VIX Index is a theoretical calculation and cannot be traded.  The VIX Index is a benchmark index designed to measure the market price of volatility in large cap U.S. stocks over 30 days in the future, and is calculated based on the prices of certain put and call options on the S&P 500 Index.  The VIX Index measures the premium paid by investors for certain options linked to the S&P 500 Index.  During periods of market instability, the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index typically increases and, consequently, the prices of options linked to the S&P 500 Index typically increase (assuming all other relevant factors remain constant or have negligible changes).  This, in turn, causes the level of the VIX Index to increase.  Because the level of the VIX Index may increase in times of uncertainty, the VIX Index is known as the “fear gauge” of the broad U.S. equities market.  The VIX Index historically has had negative correlations to the S&P 500 Index.

 

Because the VIX Index is not a tangible item that can be purchased and sold directly, a futures contract on the VIX Index provides for the payment and receipt of cash based on the level of the VIX Index at settlement or liquidation of the contract.  A futures contract provides for a specified settlement month in which the cash settlement is made or in which the underlying asset or financial instrument is to be delivered by the seller (whose position is therefore described as “short”) and acquired by the purchaser (whose position is therefore described as (“long”). There is no purchase price paid or received on the purchase or sale of a futures contract.  Instead, an amount of cash or cash equivalents must be deposited with the broker as “initial margin.”  This amount varies based on the requirements imposed by the exchange clearing houses, but may be lower than 5% of the notional value of the contract.  This margin deposit provides collateral for the obligations of the parties to the futures contract.

 

Futures on the VIX Index were first launched for trading by the CBOE in 2004.  Futures contracts on the VIX Index have expirations ranging from the near month consecutively out to the tenth month.  Futures on the VIX Index provide investors the ability to invest in

 



 

forward market volatility based on their view of the future direction or movement of the VIX Index.  Investors who believe the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index will increase may buy VIX Index futures, expecting that the VIX Index will increase.  Conversely, investors who believe that the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index will decline may sell VIX Index futures, expecting the VIX Index will fall.

 

[The Fund may gain exposure to VIX Index futures by investing in the Subsidiary. The Subsidiary would be wholly-owned and controlled by the Fund. Should the Fund invest in the Subsidiary, it would be expected to provide the Fund with exposure to investment returns from VIX Index futures contracts within the limits of the federal tax requirements applicable to investment companies, such as the Fund. The Subsidiary would be able to invest in VIX Index futures, as well as other investments that would serve as margin or collateral or otherwise support the Subsidiary’s VIX Index futures positions. The Subsidiary would be subject to the same general investment policies and restrictions as the Fund, except that unlike the Fund, the Subsidiary would be able to invest without limitation in VIX Index futures and may use leveraged investment techniques. Otherwise, references to the investment strategies of the Fund for non-equity investments include the investment strategies of the Subsidiary.]

 

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund

 

The following provides additional information about certain of the principal risks identified under “Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund” in the Fund’s “Summary Information” section.

 

Equity Risk

 

Equity risk is the risk that the value of the securities the Fund holds (i.e., securities contained within in the S&P 500 Index and listed either on the NYSE or NASDAQ) will fall due to general market and economic conditions, perceptions regarding the industries in which the issuers of securities the Fund holds participate or factors relating to specific companies in which the Fund invests. For example, an adverse event, such as an unfavorable earnings report, may depress the value of securities the Fund holds; the price of securities may be particularly sensitive to general movements in the stock market; or a drop in the stock market may depress the price of most or all of the securities the Fund holds. In addition, securities of an issuer in the Fund’s portfolio may decline in price if the issuer fails to make anticipated dividend payments because, among other reasons, the issuer of the security experiences a decline in its financial condition.

 

VIX Index Risk

 

The CBOE can make methodological changes to the calculation of the VIX Index that could affect the value of the futures contracts on the VIX Index.  There can be no assurance that the CBOE will not change the VIX Index calculation methodology in a way that may affect the value of your investment.  Additionally, the CBOE may alter, discontinue or suspend calculation or dissemination of the VIX Index and/or the exercise settlement value. Any of these actions could adversely affect the value of your investment.

 

Futures Contract Risk

 

The Fund may enter into U.S. futures contracts to simulate full investment in the Benchmark, to facilitate trading or to reduce transaction costs. The Fund will not use futures for speculative purposes. Unlike equities, which typically entitle the holder to a continuing stake in a corporation, futures contracts normally specify a certain date for delivery of the underlying asset for settlement in cash based on the level of the underlying asset. As the futures contracts on the VIX Index, or a E-Mini S&P 500 futures, approach expiration, they may be replaced by similar contracts that have a later expiration.  This process is referred to as “rolling.”  If the market for these contracts is in “contango,” meaning that the prices of futures contracts in the nearer months are lower than the price of contracts in the distant months, the sale of the near-term month contract would be at a lower price than the longer-term contract, resulting in a cost to “roll” the futures contract.  The actual realization of a potential roll cost will be dependent upon the difference in price of the near and distant contract.  The contracts included in the VIX Index historically have traded in “contango” markets, resulting in a roll cost, which could adversely affect the value of the Shares. At any given time, the percentage increase in the amount of VIX Index Related Instruments in which the Fund invests may be less than the percentage increase in the VIX Index.

 

Because futures contracts project price levels in the future, market circumstances may cause a discrepancy between the price of a stock index future and the movement in the underlying index. In the event of adverse price movements, the Fund would be required to make daily cash payments to maintain its required margin.

 

The Fund must segregate liquid assets or enter into off-setting positions to “cover” open positions in futures contracts. For futures contracts that do not cash settle, the Fund must segregate liquid assets equal to the full notional value of the futures contracts while the positions are open. For futures contracts that do cash settle, the Fund is permitted to set aside liquid assets in an amount equal to the Fund’s daily marked-to-market net obligations (i.e., the Fund’s daily net liability) under the futures contract, if any, rather than their full notional value. For more information, see “Investment Policies and Risks — Futures” in the SAI.

 

Risk of Investing in ETFs

 

An ETF is a fund that is listed and traded on a U.S. stock exchange. Because the Fund may invest in ETFs, its investment performance may depend on the investment performance of the underlying ETF in which it invests. An investment in an ETF is subject to the risks

 



 

associated with the ETF. The Fund will pay indirectly a proportional share of the fees and expenses of the ETFs in which it invests (including operating expenses and management fees), while continuing to pay its own unitary management fee. As a result, shareholders will absorb duplicate levels of fees with respect to investments in ETFs.

 

Risks of Investing in ETNs

 

ETNs are unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities of an issuer that are listed and traded on a U.S. stock exchange. An ETN’s returns generally are linked to the performance of a particular market benchmark or strategy minus applicable fees. ETNs do not provide principal protection and may or may not make periodic coupon payments. ETNs are subject to credit risk, and the value of the ETN may drop due to a downgrade in the issuer’s credit rating, despite the underlying market benchmark or strategy remaining unchanged. The value of an ETN also may be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the ETN, volatility and lack of liquidity in underlying assets, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer’s credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced underlying asset.

 

[Subsidiary Investment Risk

 

The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is not subject to all of the investor protections of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Thus, the Fund, should it invest in the Subsidiary, would not have all of the protections offered to investors in registered investment companies. In addition, changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary are organized, respectively, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as intended and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders.]

 

Tax Risk

 

The Fund will gain most of its exposure to VIX by entering into VIX Index futures. To qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the Fund must meet certain qualifying income tests, including with respect to its investments in VIX Index futures. Failure to comply with these qualifying income tests would have significant negative consequences to Fund shareholders.

 

If the IRS were to determine that income derived from VIX Index futures contracts [or from the Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary] does not constitute qualifying income, and if such positions were upheld, the Fund might cease to qualify as a RIC and would be required to reduce its exposure to such investments, which may result in difficulty in implementing its investment strategy.  In such event, the Fund’s Board may determine to reorganize or close the Fund or materially change the Fund’s investment objective and strategies.

 

Cash Transaction Risk

 

Unlike most ETFs, the Fund currently effects creations and redemptions primarily for cash, rather than primarily in-kind because of the nature of the Fund’s investments.  As such, investments in the Fund’s Shares may be less tax efficient than investments in conventional ETFs.

 

Volatility Risk

 

The Fund is designed to achieve positive total returns in rising or falling markets. Significant short-term price movements could adversely impact the performance of the Fund. Market conditions in which significant price movements develop but then repeatedly reverse, could cause substantial losses due to prices moving against the Fund’s long or short positions (which are based on prior trends).  The performance of the Fund is based in part on the prices of one or more futures contracts on the VIX Index. Each of the equity securities the Fund holds and the VIX Index are affected by a variety of factors and may change unpredictably, affecting the value of the futures contracts on the VIX Index and, consequently, the value of the Shares.

 

Market Risk

 

Securities held by the Fund are subject to market fluctuations caused by such factors as economic, political, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices.

 



 

Market Trading Risk

 

The Fund faces numerous market trading risks, including the potential lack of an active market for the Shares, losses from trading in secondary markets, and disruption in the creation/redemption process of the Fund. Additionally, the trading prices of the equity securities the Fund holds and VIX Index Related Instruments and other instruments fluctuate in response to a variety of factors, including events that impact the entire market or specific market segments, such as political, market and economic developments. Fluctuations in the VIX Index may indirectly affect the price of equity securities held by the Fund. Any of these factors may lead to the Shares trading at a premium or discount to the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”). As a result, an investor could lose money over short or even long periods.

 

Issuer-Specific Changes

 

The value of an individual security or particular type of security may be more volatile than the market as a whole and may perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

 

Non-Principal Investment Strategies

 

Each of the investment policies described herein, including the Fund’s investment objective, constitutes a non-fundamental policy that the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust (the “Trust”) may change at any time without shareholder approval. The fundamental and non-fundamental policies of the Fund are set forth in the Fund’s SAI under the section “Investment Strategies and Restrictions.”

 

Additional Risks of Investing in the Fund

 

The following provides additional risk information regarding investing in the Fund.

 

Borrowing Money

 

The Fund may borrow money from a bank to the extent permitted by the Investment Company Act of 1940 in order to meet shareholder redemptions and for temporary or emergency purposes.

 

Shares May Trade at Prices Different Than NAV

 

The NAV of the Shares generally will fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings. The market prices of the Shares generally will fluctuate in accordance with changes in NAV, as well as the relative supply of and demand for the Shares on NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”). The Adviser cannot predict whether the Shares will trade below, at or above their NAV. Price differences may be due largely to the fact that supply and demand forces at work in the secondary trading market for the Shares will be related, but not identical to, the same forces influencing the prices of stocks that compose the S&P 500 and prices of VIX Index futures, individually or in the aggregate at any point in time. In addition, disruptions to creations and redemptions or the existence of extreme market volatility may result in trading prices that differ significantly from NAV. If a shareholder purchases at a time when the market price is at a premium to the NAV or sells at a time when the market price is at a discount to the NAV, the shareholder may sustain losses.

 

Trading Issues

 

Trading in Shares on NYSE Arca may be halted due to market conditions or for reasons that, in the view of NYSE Arca, make trading in Shares inadvisable. In addition, trading in Shares on NYSE Arca is subject to trading halts caused by extraordinary market volatility pursuant to NYSE Arca “circuit breaker” rules. There can be no assurance that the requirements of NYSE Arca necessary to maintain the listing of the Fund will continue to be met or will remain unchanged.

 

Tax-Advantaged Structure of ETFs

 

The Fund’s Shares are issued and redeemed primarily for cash, in Creation Units at each day’s next calculated NAV. Because the Fund intends to effect creations and redemptions primarily for cash, investments in Shares of the Fund may be less tax efficient than conventional ETFs.

 

Portfolio Holdings

 

A description of the Trust’s policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Fund’s portfolio holdings is available in the Fund’s SAI, which is available at www.InvescoPowerShares.com.

 

Management of the Fund

 

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (the “Adviser”) is a registered investment adviser with its offices at 301 West Roosevelt Road,

 



 

Wheaton, Illinois 60187. The Adviser serves as the investment adviser to the Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II and PowerShares India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, a family of ETFs, with combined assets under management of $[          ] billion as of [                  ], 2012. The Trust currently is composed of four ETFs.

 

As the Fund’s investment adviser, the Adviser has overall responsibility for selecting and continuously monitoring the Fund’s investments, managing the Fund’s business affairs and providing certain clerical, bookkeeping and other administrative services for the Trust.

 

The Adviser uses a team of portfolio managers, investment strategists and other investment specialists. This team approach brings together many disciplines and leverages the Adviser’s extensive resources.

 

Portfolio Managers

 

Peter Hubbard, Vice President of the Trust, oversees all research, portfolio management and trading operations of the Fund. In this capacity, Mr. Hubbard oversees a team of portfolio managers (with Mr. Hubbard, the “Portfolio Managers”) who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Mr. Hubbard receives management assistance from Brian McGreal, Jeffrey Kernagis and Theodore Samulowitz. Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for various functions related to portfolio management, including investing cash flows, coordinating with other team members to focus on certain asset classes, implementing investment strategy and researching and reviewing investment strategy. Each Portfolio Manager has limitations on his authority for risk management and compliance purposes that the Adviser believes to be appropriate.

 

Peter Hubbard is a Vice President of Portfolio Management of the Adviser and has been one of the Portfolio Managers primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since its inception. Mr. Hubbard was a Research Analyst for the Adviser from May 2005 to June 2007. Prior to joining the Adviser, Mr. Hubbard was employed by Ritchie Capital, a hedge fund operator, where he was a Research Analyst and Trader from September 2003 to May 2005.

 

Brian McGreal is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Adviser and has been one of the Portfolio Managers primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since its inception. Prior to joining the Adviser, Mr. McGreal was an analyst for Ritchie Capital Management from May 2005 to September 2007 and a trader with SAM Investments from February 1999 to April 2005.

 

Jeffrey W. Kernagis is a Vice President of Portfolio Management of the Adviser and has been one of the Portfolio Managers primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since its inception. Prior to joining the Adviser, Mr. Kernagis was a Portfolio Manager at Claymore Securities, Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Kernagis was a Senior Trader at Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union from 2004 to 2005 and a Vice President of Institutional Futures Sales at ABN Amro, Inc. from 1994 to 2003.

 

Ted Samulowitz is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Adviser and has been one of the Portfolio Managers primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since its inception.

 

The Fund’s SAI provides additional information about the Portfolio Managers’ compensation structure, other accounts that the Portfolio Managers manage and the Portfolio Managers’ ownership of Shares.

 

The Fund pays the Adviser a unitary management fee equal to [          ]% of its average daily net assets. Out of the unitary management fee, the Adviser pays substantially all expenses of the Fund, including the cost of transfer agency, custody, fund administration, legal, audit and other services, except for distribution fees, if any, brokerage expenses, taxes, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, if any, interest, litigation expenses and other extraordinary expenses.

 

The Adviser’s unitary management fee is designed to pay the Fund’s expenses and to compensate the Adviser for providing services for the Fund.

 

A discussion regarding the basis for the Board’s approval of the Trust’s Investment Advisory Agreement on behalf of the Fund will be available in the Fund’s annual report to shareholders for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012.

 

How to Buy and Sell Shares

 

The Fund issues or redeems its Shares at NAV per Share only in Creation Units.

 

Most investors will buy and sell Shares of the Fund in secondary market transactions through brokers. Shares of the Fund will be listed for trading on the secondary market on NYSE Arca under the symbol “PHDG”. Shares can be bought and sold throughout the trading day like other publicly traded shares. There is no minimum investment required. When buying or selling Shares through a broker, you will incur customary brokerage commissions and charges, and you may pay some or all of the spread between the bid and the offered price in the secondary market on each leg of a round trip (purchase and sale) transaction.

 

Share prices are reported in dollars and cents per Share.

 



 

APs may acquire Shares directly from the Fund, and APs may tender their Shares for redemption directly to the Fund, at NAV per Share only in Creation Units or Creation Unit Aggregations and in accordance with the procedures described in the SAI. The Fund may liquidate and terminate at any time without shareholder approval.

 

Book Entry

 

Shares are held in book-entry form, which means that no stock certificates are issued. The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) or its nominee is the record owner of all outstanding Shares of the Fund and is recognized as the owner of all Shares for all purposes.

 

Investors owning Shares are beneficial owners as shown on the records of DTC or its participants. DTC serves as the securities depository for all Shares. Participants in DTC include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other institutions that directly or indirectly maintain a custodial relationship with DTC. As a beneficial owner of Shares, you are not entitled to receive physical delivery of stock certificates or to have Shares registered in your name, and you are not considered a registered owner of Shares. Therefore, to exercise any right as an owner of Shares, you must rely upon the procedures of DTC and its participants. These procedures are the same as those that apply to any other stocks that you hold in book entry or “street name” form.

 

Share Trading Prices

 

The trading prices of Shares of the Fund on NYSE Arca may differ from the Fund’s daily NAV. Market forces of supply and demand, economic conditions and other factors may affect the trading prices of Shares of the Fund.

 

The approximate value of Shares of the Fund, an amount representing on a per Share basis the sum of the current market price of the cash (“Deposit Cash”) or securities (“Deposit Securities”) as applicable, accepted by the Fund in exchange for Shares of the Fund and an estimated cash component, if any, is disseminated every 15 seconds throughout the trading day through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape Association. This approximate value should not be viewed as a “real-time” update of the NAV per Share of the Fund because the approximate value may not be calculated in the same manner as the NAV, which is computed once a day, generally at the end of the business day. The Fund is not involved in, or responsible for, the calculation or dissemination of the approximate value of the Shares and the Fund does not make any warranty as to the accuracy.

 

Frequent Purchases and Redemptions of Shares

 

Shares of the Fund may be purchased and redeemed directly from the Fund only in Creation Units by APs. The vast majority of trading in Shares of the Fund occurs on the secondary market and does not involve the Fund directly. In-kind purchases and redemptions of Creation Units by APs and cash trades on the secondary market are unlikely to cause many of the harmful effects of frequent purchases and/or redemptions of Shares of the Fund. Cash purchases and/or redemptions of Creation Units, however, can result in increased tracking error, disruption of portfolio management, dilution to the Fund and increased transaction costs, which could negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective, and may lead to the realization of capital gains. These consequences may increase as the frequency of cash purchases and redemptions of Creation Units by APs increases. However, direct trading by APs is critical to ensuring that Shares trade at or close to NAV. To minimize these potential consequences of frequent purchases and redemptions of Shares, the Fund employs fair valuation pricing, and imposes transaction fees on purchases and redemptions of Creation Units to cover the custodial and other costs the Fund incurs in effecting trades. In addition, the Adviser monitors trades by APs for patterns of abusive trading and the Fund reserves the right to not accept orders from APs that the Adviser has determined may be disruptive to the management of the Fund, or otherwise are not in the best interests of the Fund. In recognition of the nature of the Fund’s investments and that Shares are purchased and redeemed in Creation Units principally for cash, the Board has adopted policies and procedures with respect to frequent purchases and redemptions of Shares of the Fund, which incorporate the practices described above, as well as additional trade monitoring for market timing activities.

 

Dividends, Distributions and Taxes

 

Ordinarily, dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid quarterly by the Fund. The Fund distributes its net realized capital gains, if any, to shareholders annually.

 

Distributions in cash may be reinvested automatically in additional whole Shares only if the broker through whom you purchased Shares makes such option available.

 

Taxes

 

As with any investment, you should consider how your investment in Shares will be taxed. The tax information in this Prospectus is provided as general information. You should consult your own tax professional about the tax consequences of an investment in Shares.

 

Unless your investment in Shares is made through a tax-exempt entity or tax-deferred retirement account, such as an IRA plan, you need to be aware of the possible tax consequences when:

 

·  The Fund makes distributions,

 



 

·  You sell your Shares listed on NYSE Arca, and

 

·  You purchase or redeem Creation Units.

 

Taxes on Distributions

 

As stated above, dividends from net investment income, if any, ordinarily are declared and paid quarterly. The Fund also may pay a special distribution at the end of the calendar year to comply with federal tax requirements. In general, your distributions are subject to federal income tax when they are paid, whether you take them in cash or reinvest them in the Fund. Dividends paid out of the Fund’s income and net short-term gains, if any, generally are taxable as ordinary income. Distributions of net long-term capital gains, if any, in excess of net short-term capital losses are taxable as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you have held the Shares.

 

Long-term capital gains of non-corporate taxpayers generally are taxed at a maximum rate of 15% for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2013. In addition, for those taxable years, some ordinary dividends declared and paid by the Fund to non-corporate shareholders may qualify for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains. Without future congressional action, the maximum rate of long-term capital gains will return to 20% in 2013, and all dividends will be taxed at ordinary income rates.

 

Distributions in excess of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits are treated as a tax-free return of capital to the extent of your basis in the Shares, and as capital gain thereafter. A distribution will reduce the Fund’s NAV per Share and may be taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gain even though, from an investment standpoint, the distribution may constitute a return of capital.

 

By law, the Fund may be required to withhold a percentage of your distributions and proceeds if you have not provided a taxpayer identification number or social security number.

 

Taxes on Exchange-Listed Share Sales

 

Currently, any capital gain or loss realized upon a sale of Shares generally is treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the Shares have been held for more than one year and as short-term capital gain or loss if the Shares have been held for one year or less. The ability to deduct capital losses may be limited.

 

Taxes on Purchase and Redemption of Creation Units

 

An AP who exchanges equity securities for Creation Units generally will recognize a gain or a loss. The gain or loss will be equal to the difference between the market value of the Creation Units at the time and the exchanger’s aggregate basis in the securities surrendered and the cash component paid. A person who exchanges Creation Units for equity securities generally will recognize a gain or loss equal to the difference between the exchanger’s basis in the Creation Units and the aggregate market value of the securities received and the Cash Redemption Amount. The Internal Revenue Service, however, may assert that a loss realized upon an exchange of securities for Creation Units cannot be deducted currently under the rules governing “wash sales,” or on the basis that there has been no significant change in economic position. Persons exchanging securities should consult their own tax advisor with respect to whether wash sale rules apply and when a loss might be deductible.

 

Under current federal tax laws, any capital gain or loss realized upon redemption of Creation Units is generally treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the Shares have been held for more than one year and as a short-term capital gain or loss if the Shares have been held for one year or less.

 

If you purchase or redeem Creation Units, you will be sent a confirmation statement showing how many Shares you purchased or sold and at what price.

 

The foregoing discussion summarizes some of the possible consequences under current federal tax law of an investment in the Fund. It is not a substitute for personal tax advice. You also may be subject to state and local tax on Fund distributions and sales of Shares. Consult your personal tax advisor about the potential tax consequences of an investment in Shares under all applicable tax laws. For more information, please see the section “Taxes” in the SAI.

 

[Investment in the Subsidiary

 

One of the requirements for qualification as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) is that the Fund must derive at least 90% of its gross income for each taxable year from “qualifying income.” Qualifying income includes dividends, interest, payments with respect to certain securities loans, and gains from the sale or other disposition of stock, securities or foreign currencies, or other income derived with respect to its business of investing in such stock, securities or currencies.

 



 

If the IRS were to determine that income derived from VIX Index futures contracts or from the Fund’s investment in the Subsidiary does not constitute qualifying income, and if such positions were upheld, the Fund might cease to qualify as a RIC and would be required to reduce its exposure to such investments, which may result in difficulty in implementing its investment strategy. If the Fund did not qualify as a RIC for any taxable year, the Fund’s taxable income would be subject to tax at the Fund level and to a further tax at the shareholder level when such income is distributed. In such event, in order to re-qualify for taxation as a RIC, the Fund may be required to recognize unrealized gains, pay substantial taxes and interest and make certain distributions. This would cause investors to incur higher tax liabilities than they otherwise would have incurred and would have a negative impact on Fund returns. In such event, the Fund’s Board may determine to reorganize or close the Fund or materially change the Fund’s investment objective and strategies.

 

Changes in the laws of the United States and/or [the Cayman Islands], under which the Fund and the Subsidiary are organized, respectively, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this Prospectus and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders. There remains a risk that the tax treatment of futures may be affected by future regulatory or legislative changes that could affect the character, timing and/or amount of the Fund’s taxable income or gains and distributions.]

 

Distributor

 

Invesco Distributors, Inc. (the “Distributor”) serves as the distributor of Creation Units for the Fund on an agency basis. The Distributor does not maintain a secondary market in Shares. The Distributor is an affiliate of the Adviser.

 

Net Asset Value

 

The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”) will calculate the Fund’s NAV at the close of regular trading (normally 4:00 p.m., Eastern time) every day the NYSE is open. NAV is calculated by deducting all of the Fund’s liabilities from the total value of its assets and dividing the result by the number of Shares outstanding, rounding to the nearest cent. All valuations are subject to review by the Trust’s Board or its delegate.

 

In determining NAV, expenses are accrued and applied daily and securities and other assets for which market quotations are readily available are valued at market value. Securities listed or traded on an exchange generally are valued at the last sales price or official closing price that day as of the close of the exchange where the security is primarily traded. Money market securities maturing in 60 days or less will be valued at amortized cost. If a security’s market price is not readily available, the security will be valued using pricing provided from independent pricing services or by another method that the Adviser, in its judgment, believes will better reflect the security’s fair value in accordance with the Trust’s valuation policies and procedures approved by the Board.

 

Even when market quotations are available, they may be stale or unreliable because the security is not traded frequently, trading on the security ceased before the close of the trading market or issuer specific events occurred after the security ceased trading or because of the passage of time between the close of the market on which the security trades and the close of NYSE and when the Fund calculates its NAV. Events that may cause the last market quotation to be unreliable include a merger or insolvency, events which affect a geographical area or an industry segment, such as political events or natural disasters, or market events, such as a significant movement in the U.S. market. Where market quotations are not readily available, including where the Adviser determines that the closing price of the security is unreliable, the Adviser will value the security at fair value in good faith using procedures approved by the Board. Fair value pricing involves subjective judgments and it is possible that a fair value determination for a security is materially different than the value that could be realized upon the sale of the security. In addition, fair value pricing could result in a difference between the prices used to calculate the Fund’s NAV and the prices used by the Benchmark. This may adversely affect the Fund’s ability to correspond to the Benchmark. With respect to securities that are listed primarily on foreign exchanges, the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities may change on days when you will not be able to purchase or sell your Shares.

 

Fund Service Providers

 

BNYM, 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286, is the administrator, custodian and fund accounting and transfer agent for the Fund.

 

K&L Gates LLP, 70 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 and 1601 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, serves as legal counsel to the Trust.

 



 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, One North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, serves as the Fund’s independent registered public accounting firm. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is responsible for auditing the annual financial statements of the Fund.

 

Financial Highlights

 

The Fund is new and has no performance history as of the date of this Prospectus. Financial information therefore is not available.

 

Premium/Discount Information

 

Information regarding how often the Shares of the Fund traded on NYSE Arca at a price above (at a premium) or below (at a discount) the NAV of the Fund during the past four calendar quarters, when available, will be found at www.InvescoPowerShares.com.

 

Other Information

 

Section 12(d)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 restricts investments by investment companies in the securities of other investment companies, including Shares of the Fund. Registered investment companies are permitted to invest in the Fund beyond the limits set forth in Section 12(d)(1) subject to certain terms and conditions set forth in an SEC exemptive order issued to the Trust, including that such investment companies enter into an agreement with the Trust on behalf of the Fund prior to exceeding the limits imposed by Section 12(d)(1).

 

Continuous Offering

 

The method by which Creation Unit Aggregations of Shares are created and traded may raise certain issues under applicable securities laws. Because new Creation Unit Aggregations of Shares are issued and sold by the Fund on an ongoing basis, a “distribution,” as such term is used in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), may occur at any point. Broker-dealers and other persons are cautioned that some activities on their part may, depending on the circumstances, result in their being deemed participants in a distribution in a manner which could render them statutory underwriters and subject them to the prospectus-delivery requirement and liability provisions of the Securities Act.

 

For example, a broker-dealer firm or its client may be deemed a statutory underwriter if it takes Creation Unit Aggregations after placing an order with the Distributor, breaks them down into constituent Shares and sells such Shares directly to customers, or if it chooses to couple the creation of a supply of new Shares with an active selling effort involving solicitation of secondary market demand for Shares. A determination of whether one is an underwriter for purposes of the Securities Act must take into account all the facts and circumstances pertaining to the activities of the broker-dealer or its client in the particular case, and the examples mentioned above should not be considered a complete description of all the activities that could lead to a characterization as an underwriter.

 

Broker-dealer firms should also note that dealers who are not “underwriters” but are effecting transactions in Shares, whether or not participating in the distribution of Shares, generally are required to deliver a prospectus. This is because the prospectus delivery exemption in Section 4(a)(3)(C) of the Securities Act is not available in respect of such transactions as a result of Section 24(d) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. As a result, broker-dealer firms should note that dealers who are not “underwriters” but are participating in a distribution (as contrasted with engaging in ordinary secondary market transactions), and thus dealing with the Shares that are part of an overallotment within the meaning of Section 4(a)(3)(C) of the Securities Act, will be unable to take advantage of the prospectus delivery exemption provided by Section 4(a)(3) of the Securities Act. For delivery of prospectuses to exchange members, the prospectus delivery mechanism of Rule 153 under the Securities Act only is available with respect to transactions on a national exchange.

 

Delivery of Shareholder Documents—Householding

 

Householding is an option available to certain investors of the Fund. Householding is a method of delivery, based on the preference of the individual investor, in which a single copy of certain shareholder documents can be delivered to investors who share the same address, even if their accounts are registered under different names. Householding for the Fund is available through certain broker-dealers. If you are interested in enrolling in householding and receiving a single copy of prospectuses and other shareholder documents, please contact your broker-dealer. If you currently are enrolled in householding and wish to change your householding status, please contact your broker-dealer.

 



 

For More Information

 

For more detailed information on the Trust, the Fund and Shares, you may request a copy of the Fund’s SAI. The SAI provides detailed information about the Fund, and is incorporated by reference into this Prospectus. This means that the SAI legally is a part of this Prospectus. Additional information about the Fund’s investments also will be available in the Fund’s Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders, when available. In the Fund’s Annual Report, you will find a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected the Fund’s performance during the last fiscal year. If you have questions about the Fund or Shares or you wish to obtain the SAI, Annual Report and/or Semi-Annual Report, when available, free of charge, or to make shareholder inquiries, please:

 

Call:  Invesco Distributors, Inc. at 1.800.983.0903

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

 

Write:  PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

c/o Invesco Distributors, Inc.

11 Greenway Plaza

Suite 1000

Houston, Texas 77046-1173

 

Visit:  www.InvescoPowerShares.com

 

Information about the Fund (including the SAI) can be reviewed and copied at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C., and information on the operation of the Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling the SEC at 1-202-551-8090. Reports and other information about the Fund are available on the EDGAR Database on the SEC’s Internet site at www.sec.gov, and copies of this information may be obtained, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following e-mail address: publicinfo@sec.gov, or by writing the SEC’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549-1520.

 

No person is authorized to give any information or to make any representations about the Fund and its Shares not contained in this Prospectus and you should not rely on any other information. Read and keep this Prospectus for future reference.

 

Dealers effecting transactions in the Shares, whether or not participating in this distribution, generally are required to deliver a Prospectus. This is in addition to any obligation of dealers to deliver a Prospectus when acting as underwriters.

 

The Trust’s registration number under the Investment Company Act of 1940 is 811-22148.

 



 

 

PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

301 West Roosevelt Road

Wheaton, IL 60187

 

800.983.0903

www.InvescoPowerShares.com

 

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Investment Company Act File No. 811-22148

 

PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund trust

 

STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Dated [                ], 2012

 

This Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”) is not a prospectus. It should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus dated [                        ], 2012 for the PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust (the “Trust”), relating to the series of the Trust listed below, as it may be revised from time to time.

 

Fund

 

Principal U.S. Listing Exchange

 

Ticker

PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio

 

NYSE Arca, Inc.

 

PHDG

 

Capitalized terms used herein that are not defined have the same meaning as in the Prospectus, unless otherwise noted. A copy of the Prospectus may be obtained without charge by writing to the Trust’s Distributor, Invesco Distributors, Inc. (the “Distributor”), 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046-1173, or by calling toll free 800.983.0903.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Page

General Description of the Trust and the Fund

 

 

 

Exchange Listing and Trading

 

 

 

Investment Strategies and Restrictions

 

 

 

Investment Policies and Risks

 

 

 

Portfolio Turnover

 

 

 

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

Brokerage Transactions

 

 

 

Additional Information Concerning the Trust

 

 

 

Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations

 

 

 

Taxes

 

 

 

Federal Tax Treatment of Futures Contracts

 

 

 

Determination of NAV

 

 

 

Dividends and Distributions

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

 

 

Appendix A

 

 



 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUST AND THE FUND

 

The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on November 6, 2007 and is authorized to have multiple series or portfolios. The Trust is an open-end management investment company, registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). The Trust consists of three investment portfolios. This SAI relates to the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (the “Fund”). The shares of the Fund are referred to herein as “Shares.”

 

The Fund seeks to achieve positive total returns in rising or falling markets that are not directly correlated to broad equity or fixed income market returns.  An investment in the Fund is not a deposit with a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency.

 

The Fund will issue and redeem Shares at net asset value (“NAV”) only in aggregations of 50,000 Shares (each, a “Creation Unit” or a “Creation Unit Aggregation”). The Fund issues and redeems Creation Units for cash calculated based on the NAV per Share, multiplied by the number of Shares representing a Creation Unit (“Deposit Cash”), plus fixed and variable transaction fees; however, the Fund also reserves the right to permit or require Creation Units to be issued in exchange for a designated portfolio of securities (the “Deposit Securities”) together with the deposit of an amount of cash (the “Cash Component”). The Fund is expected to be approved for listing, subject to notice of issuance, on NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca or the “Exchange”). Shares trade on the Exchange at market prices that may be below, at or above NAV. In the event of the liquidation of the Fund, the Trust may decrease the number of Shares in a Creation Unit.

 

EXCHANGE LISTING AND TRADING

 

Shares of the Fund are expected to be listed for trading and trade throughout the day on NYSE Arca.

 

There can be no assurance that the requirements of the Exchange necessary to maintain the listing of Shares of each Fund will continue to be met. The Exchange may, but is not required to, remove the Shares of a Fund from listing if (i) following the initial 12-month period beginning at the commencement of trading of the Fund, there are fewer than 50 beneficial owners of the Shares of the Fund for 30 or more consecutive trading days; or (ii) such other event shall occur or condition exist that, in the opinion of the Exchange, makes further dealings on the Exchange inadvisable. The Exchange will remove the Shares of the Fund from listing and trading upon termination of the Fund.

 

As in the case of other stocks traded on the Exchange, brokers’ commissions on transactions will be based on negotiated commission rates at customary levels.

 

The Trust reserves the right to adjust the price levels of the Shares in the future to help maintain convenient trading ranges for investors. Any adjustments would be accomplished through stock splits or reverse stock splits, which would have no effect on the net assets of the Fund.

 

In order to provide additional information regarding the indicative value of Shares of the Fund, NYSE Arca or a market data vendor disseminates information every 15 seconds through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape Association or other widely disseminated means an updated “intraday indicative value” (“IIV”) for the Fund as calculated by an information provider or market data vendor. The Trust is not involved in or responsible for any aspect of the calculation or dissemination of the IIVs and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the IIVs.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND RESTRICTIONS

 

Investment Strategies

 

The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by using a quantitative, rules-based strategy designed to provide returns that correspond to the performance of the S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Index (the “Benchmark”). The Fund, in accordance with strategy allocation rules provided by Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”), will invest in a combination of equity securities contained in the S&P 500 Index and that are listed on either the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) or NASDAQ Stock Exchange (“NASDAQ”), CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX Index”) related instruments (such as listed VIX Index futures contracts on the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index (“VIX Futures Index”) or exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”) that are listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ that provide exposure to the VIX Index) (“VIX Index Related Instruments”), money market instruments, cash, cash equivalents and futures contracts that track the S&P 500 Index (E-mini S&P 500 Futures) and that are listed on the CME. The Fund will invest in money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents to provide liquidity, collateralize its futures contracts, or to track the Benchmark during times when the Benchmark moves its entire allocation to cash.

 

The U.S. Index Committee of S&P (the “Committee”), a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., maintains the Benchmark. That Committee meets monthly. At each meeting, the Committee reviews pending corporate actions that may affect Benchmark constituents, statistics comparing the composition of the Benchmark to the market, companies that are being considered as candidates for addition to the Benchmark, and any significant market events. In addition, the Committee may revise the Benchmark’s policy covering rules for selecting companies, treatment of dividends, share counts or other matters.

 



 

The Benchmark is comprised of three types of components at any given time: an equity component, represented by the S&P 500 Index; a volatility component, represented by the VIX Futures Index; and cash.  The VIX Futures Index measures the return from a long position in the VIX futures contracts traded on the CBOE. The Benchmark’s allocation to VIX Index Related Instruments serves as an implied volatility hedge as volatility historically tends to correlate negatively to the performance of the U.S. equity markets (i.e., rapid declines in the performance of the U.S. equity markets generally are associated with particularly high volatility in such markets). “Implied volatility” is a measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 Index that is reflected by the value of the VIX Index.  During periods of low volatility a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in equity securities and during periods of increased volatility a greater portion of the Fund’s assets will be invested in VIX Index Related Instruments.  Following S&P’s proprietary formula, under normal circumstances (i.e., times other than when the Benchmark’s stop-loss process (as described below) is triggered), the Benchmark is invested fully, with VIX Index futures constituting between 2.5% and 40% of the Benchmark and equity securities composing the remainder.  In the event losses on the Benchmark over the previous five business days are greater than 2%, the Benchmark moves its assets into a 100% cash position. Although the Fund seeks returns comparable to the returns of the Benchmark, the Fund can have a higher or lower exposure to any component within the Benchmark at any time.

 

The VIX Index is a theoretical calculation and cannot be traded.  The VIX Index is a benchmark index designed to measure the market price of volatility in large cap U.S. stocks over 30 days in the future, and is calculated based on the prices of certain put and call options on the S&P 500 Index.  The VIX Index measures the premium paid by investors for certain options linked to the S&P 500 Index.  During periods of market instability, the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index typically increases and, consequently, the prices of options linked to the S&P 500 Index typically increase (assuming all other relevant factors remain constant or have negligible changes).  This, in turn, causes the level of the VIX Index to increase.  Because the level of the VIX Index may increase in times of uncertainty, the VIX Index is known as the “fear gauge” of the broad U.S. equities market.  The VIX Index historically has had negative correlations to the S&P 500 Index.

 

Because the VIX Index is not a tangible item that can be purchased and sold directly, a futures contract on the VIX Index provides for the payment and receipt of cash based on the level of the VIX Index at settlement or liquidation of the contract.  A futures contract provides for a specified settlement month in which the cash settlement is made or in which the underlying asset or financial instrument is to be delivered by the seller (whose position is therefore described as “short”) and acquired by the purchaser (whose position is therefore described as (“long”). There is no purchase price paid or received on the purchase or sale of a futures contract.  Instead, an amount of cash or cash equivalents must be deposited with the broker as “initial margin.”  This amount varies based on the requirements imposed by the exchange clearing houses, but may be lower than 5% of the notional value of the contract.  This margin deposit provides collateral for the obligations of the parties to the futures contract.

 

Futures on the VIX Index were first launched for trading by the CBOE in 2004.  VIX Index futures have expirations ranging from the near month consecutively out to the tenth month.  Futures on the VIX Index provide investors the ability to invest in forward market volatility based on their view of the future direction or movement of the VIX Index.  Investors who believe the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index will increase may buy VIX Index futures, expecting that the VIX Index will increase.  Conversely, investors who believe that the implied volatility of the S&P 500 Index will decline may sell VIX Index futures, expecting the VIX Index will fall.

 

[The Fund may gain exposure to VIX Index futures by investing in a subsidiary organized in the Cayman Islands (the “Subsidiary”). The Subsidiary would be wholly-owned and controlled by the Fund. Should the Fund invest in the Subsidiary, it would be expected to provide the Fund with exposure to investment returns from VIX Index futures contracts within the limits of the federal tax requirements applicable to investment companies, such as the Fund. The Subsidiary would be able to invest in VIX Index futures, as well as other investments that would serve as margin or collateral or otherwise support the Subsidiary’s VIX Index futures positions. The Subsidiary would be subject to the same general investment policies and restrictions as the Fund, except that unlike the Fund, the Subsidiary would be able to invest without limitation in VIX Index futures and may use leveraged investment techniques. Otherwise, references to the investment strategies of the Fund for non-equity investments include the investment strategies of the Subsidiary.]

 

Investment Restrictions

 

The Fund has adopted as fundamental policies, the investment restrictions numbered (1) through (7) below. The Fund, as a fundamental policy, may not:

 

(1)  Invest more than 25% of the value of its total assets in securities of issuers in any one industry or group of industries. This restriction does not apply to obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies or instrumentalities.

 

(2)  Borrow money, except that the Fund may (i) borrow money from banks for temporary or emergency purposes (but not for leverage or the purchase of investments) up to 10% of its total assets and (ii) make other investments or engage in other transactions permissible under the 1940 Act that may be deemed to involve a borrowing, to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act.

 

(3)  Act as an underwriter of another issuer’s securities, except to the extent that the Fund may be deemed to be an underwriter within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in connection with the purchase and sale of portfolio

 



 

securities.

 

(4)  Make loans to other persons, except through (i) the purchase of debt securities permissible under the Fund’s investment policies, (ii) repurchase agreements or (iii) the lending of portfolio securities, provided that no such loan of portfolio securities may be made by the Fund if, as a result, the aggregate of such loans would exceed 33 1 / 3 % of the value of the Fund’s total assets.

 

(5)  Purchase or sell physical commodities unless acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments (but this shall not prevent the Fund (i) from purchasing or selling options, futures contracts or other derivative instruments, or (ii) from investing in securities or other instruments backed by physical commodities).

 

(6)  Purchase or sell real estate unless acquired as a result of ownership of securities or other instruments (but this shall not prohibit the Fund from purchasing or selling securities or other instruments backed by real estate or of issuers engaged in real estate activities).

 

(7)  Issue senior securities, except as permitted under the 1940 Act.

 

Except for restriction (2), (4)(iii) and (7), if a Fund adheres to a percentage restriction at the time of investment, a later increase in percentage resulting from a change in market value of the investment or the total assets, or the sale of a security out of the portfolio, will not constitute a violation of that restriction. With respect to restriction (2), (4)(iii) and (7), in the event that a Fund’s borrowings at any time exceed 33 1/3% of the value of the Fund’s total assets (including the amount borrowed), less the Fund’s liabilities (other than borrowings) due to subsequent changes in the value of the Fund’s assets or otherwise, within three days (excluding Sundays and holidays), the Fund will take corrective action to reduce the amount of its borrowings to an extent that such borrowings will not exceed 33 1/3% of the value of the Fund’s total assets (including the amount borrowed) less the Fund’s liabilities (other than borrowings).

 

The foregoing fundamental investment policies cannot be changed as to a Fund without approval by holders of a “majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities.” As defined in the 1940 Act, this means the vote of (i) 67% or more of the Fund’s Shares present at a meeting, if the holders of more than 50% of the Fund’s Shares are present or represented by proxy, or (ii) more than 50% of the Fund’s Shares, whichever is less.

 

In addition to the foregoing fundamental investment policies, the Fund also is subject to the following non-fundamental restrictions and policies, which may be changed by the Board without shareholder approval. The Fund may not:

 

(1)  Sell securities short, unless the Fund owns or has the right to obtain securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short at no added cost, and provided that transactions in options, futures contracts, options on futures contracts or other derivative instruments are not deemed to constitute selling securities short.

 

(2)  Purchase securities on margin, except that the Fund may obtain such short-term credits as are necessary for the clearance of transactions; and provided that margin deposits in connection with futures contracts, options on futures contracts or other derivative instruments shall not constitute purchasing securities on margin.

 

(3)  Purchase securities of open-end or closed-end investment companies except in compliance with the 1940 Act, [although the Fund may not acquire any securities of registered open-end investment companies or registered unit investment trusts in reliance on Sections 12(d)(1)(F) and 12(d)(1)(G) of the 1940 Act.]

 

(4)  Invest in direct interests in oil, gas or other mineral exploration programs or leases; however, the Fund may invest in the securities of issuers that engage in these activities.

 

(5)  Invest in illiquid securities if, as a result of such investment, more than 15% of the Fund’s net assets would be invested in illiquid securities.

 

The investment objective of the Fund is a non-fundamental policy that can be changed by the Board without approval by shareholders.

 

INVESTMENT POLICIES AND RISKS

 

A discussion of the Fund’s investment policies and the risks associated with an investment in the Fund is contained in the “Summary Information—Principal Investment Strategies” and “Summary Information—Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund” sections and the “Additional Information About the Fund’s Strategies and Risks” section of the Prospectus. The discussion below supplements, and should be read in conjunction with, these sections of the Prospectus.

 

An investment in the Fund should be made with an understanding that the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities may fluctuate in accordance with changes in the financial condition of the issuers of securities and other factors that affect the market.

 

An investment in the Fund also should be made with an understanding of the risks inherent in an investment in securities, including the risk that the financial condition of issuers may become impaired or that the general condition of the securities market may deteriorate (either of which may cause a decrease in the value of the portfolio securities and thus in the value of Shares). Securities are

 



 

susceptible to general securities market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence and perceptions of their issuers’ change. These investor perceptions are based on various and unpredictable factors, including expectations regarding government, economic, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and interest rates, economic expansion or contraction, and global or regional political, economic or banking crises.

 

The existence of a liquid trading market for certain securities may depend on whether dealers will make a market in such securities. There can be no assurance that dealers will make or maintain a market or that any such market will be or remain liquid. The price at which securities may be sold and the value of the Fund’s Shares will be adversely affected if trading markets for the Fund’s portfolio securities are limited or absent, or if bid/ask spreads are wide.

 

Futures. The Fund will invest in futures contracts, including E-mini S&P 500 Futures that are listed on the CME. The Fund does not expect to invest in options or enter into swap agreements, including credit default swaps, but may do so if such investments are in the best interests of the Fund’s shareholders.

 

E-mini S&P 500 Futures are futures contracts that track the S&P 500 Index. They are substantially similar to traditional futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index, except that the notional value of E-mini S&P 500 Futures are one-fifth the size of their larger counterpart futures contracts.

 

Futures contracts will be used to simulate full investment, to facilitate trading or to reduce transaction costs. The Fund only will enter into futures contracts that are traded on a U.S. exchange. The Fund will not use futures for speculative purposes. Futures contracts provide for the future sale by one party and purchase by another party of a specified amount of a specific instrument or index at a specified future time and at a specified price. Stock index contracts are futures based on indices that reflect the market value of common stock of the firms included in the indices. The Fund may enter into U.S. listed futures contracts to purchase security indices when such Fund’s investment adviser anticipates purchasing the underlying securities and believes prices will rise before the purchase will be made. The custodian will segregate assets committed to futures contracts to the extent required by law.

 

As futures contracts approach expiration, they may be replaced by similar contracts that have a later expiration.  For example, a contract purchased and held in September 2012 may have an expiration date in December 2012. As this contract nears expiration, a long position in the contract may be replaced by selling the December 2012 contract and purchasing a contract expiring in June 2013. This process is referred to as “rolling.”

 

The price of a futures contract is generally higher or lower than the spot price of the underlying asset when there is significant time to expiration of the contract due to various factors within the market. As a futures contract nears expiration, the futures price will converge to the spot price. The prices may be higher for futures contracts with near-term expirations than for futures contracts with longer-term expirations. This circumstance is referred to as “backwardation.”  If the market for futures contracts is “backwardated,” the sale of the near-term month contract would be at a higher price than the longer-term contract, and futures investors generally will earn positive returns. Conversely, a “contango” market is one in which the price of futures contracts in the near-term months are lower than the price of futures contracts in the longer-term months. If the market for futures contacts is in “contango,” meaning that the prices of futures contracts in the nearer months are lower than the price of contracts in the distant months, the sale of the near-term month contract would be at a lower price than the longer-term contract, resulting in a cost to “roll” the futures contract, and futures investors generally will see negative returns. The actual realization of a potential roll cost will be dependent upon the difference in price of the near and distant contract. The contracts included in the VIX Futures Index historically have traded in “contango” markets, resulting in a roll cost, which could adversely affect the value of the Shares.

 

General Risks of Futures. The use of futures contracts involves special considerations and risks, as described below. Risks pertaining to particular strategies are described in the sections that follow:

 

(1)  Successful use of hedging and non-hedging transactions depends upon the Adviser’s ability to correctly predict the direction of changes in the value of the applicable markets and securities. There can be no assurance that any particular hedging strategy will succeed.

 

(2)  In a hedging transaction, there might be imperfect correlation, or even no correlation, between the price movements of an instrument (such as a futures contract) and the price movements of the investments being hedged. Such a lack of correlation might occur due to factors unrelated to the value of the investments being hedged, such as changing interest rates, market liquidity, and speculative or other pressures on the markets in which the hedging instrument is traded.

 

(3)  Hedging strategies, if successful, can reduce risk of loss by wholly or partially offsetting the negative effect of unfavorable price movements in the investments being hedged. However, hedging strategies can also reduce opportunity for gain by offsetting the positive effect of favorable price movements in the hedged instruments.

 

(4)  There is no assurance that a liquid secondary market will exist for any particular futures contract at any particular time.

 

(5)  As described above, the Fund might be required to maintain assets as “cover,” maintain segregated accounts or make margin payments when it takes positions in instruments involving obligations to third parties. If the Fund were unable to close out its positions in such instruments, it might be required to continue to maintain such assets or accounts or make such payments until the position

 



 

expired or matured. The requirements might impair the Fund’s ability to sell a portfolio security or make an investment at a time when it would otherwise be favorable to do so, or require that the Fund sell a portfolio security at a disadvantageous time.

 

(6)  There is no assurance that the Fund will use hedging transactions. For example, if the Fund determines that the cost of hedging will exceed the potential benefit to the Fund, the Fund will not enter into such transaction.

 

(7)  Non-hedging transactions present greater profit potential but also involve increased risk relative to hedging transactions.

 

Warrants. The Fund may purchase warrants. They give the holder the right to purchase a given number of shares of a particular company at specified prices within certain periods of time. The purchaser of a warrant expects that the market price of the security will exceed the purchase price of the warrant plus the exercise price of the warrant, thus giving him a profit. Since the market price may never exceed the exercise price before the expiration date of the warrant, the purchaser of the warrant risks the loss of the entire purchase price of the warrant. Warrants generally trade in the open market and may be sold rather than exercised. Warrants are sometimes sold in unit form with other securities of an issuer. Units of warrants and common stock may be employed in financing young, unseasoned companies. The purchase price of a warrant varies with the exercise price of the warrant, the current market value of the underlying security, the life of the warrant and various other investment factors.

 

Restrictions on the Use of Futures Contracts. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) recently adopted amendments to Rule 4.5 of the CEA that significantly limit the ability of certain regulated entities, including registered investment companies such as the Trust, to rely on an exclusion that would prevent an investment adviser from registration with the CFTC as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”). The exclusion from Rule 4.5 previously allowed registered investment companies to engage in unlimited transactions involving futures contracts. However, under amended Rule 4.5, the investment adviser of a registered investment company may claim exclusion from registration as a CPO only if the registered investment company it advises uses futures contracts solely for “bona fide hedging purposes” or limits its use of futures contracts for non-bona fide hedging purposes such that (i) the aggregate initial margin and premiums required to establish non-bona fide hedging positions with respect to futures contracts do not exceed 5% of the liquidation value of the registered investment company’s portfolio, or (ii) the aggregate “notional value” of the non-bona fide hedging commodity interests do not exceed 100% of the liquidation value of the registered investment company’s portfolio (taking into account unrealized profits and unrealized losses on any such positions).

 

The Trust has claimed exclusion on behalf of the Fund under the amended Rule 4.5; however, because the Fund does not expect to use futures contracts solely for “bona fide hedging purposes,” effective December 31, 2012, the Fund will be subject to rules that will require it to limit its use of positions in futures contracts in accordance with the requirements of amended Rule 4.5 unless it otherwise complies with CPO regulation. If the Fund ceases to be eligible for exclusion under Rule 4.5 of the CEA, the Adviser may be required to register as a CPO.

 

Upon entering into a futures contract, the Fund will be required to deposit with the broker an amount of cash or cash equivalents in the range of approximately 5% to 7% of the contract amount (this amount is subject to change by the exchange on which the contract is traded). This amount, known as “initial margin,” is in the nature of a performance bond or good faith deposit on the contract and is returned to the Fund upon termination of the futures contract, assuming all contractual obligations have been satisfied. Subsequent payments, known as “variation margin,” to and from the broker will be made daily as the price of the index underlying the futures contract fluctuates, making the long and short positions in the futures contract more or less valuable, a process known as “marking-to-market.” At any time prior to expiration of a futures contract, the Fund may elect to close the position by taking an opposite position, which will operate to terminate the Fund’s existing position in the contract.

 

Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements, which are agreements pursuant to which securities are acquired by the Fund from a third party with the understanding that they will be repurchased by the seller at a fixed price on an agreed date. These agreements may be made with respect to any of the portfolio securities in which the Fund is authorized to invest. Repurchase agreements may be characterized as loans secured by the underlying securities. The Fund may enter into repurchase agreements with (i) member banks of the Federal Reserve System having total assets in excess of $500 million and (ii) securities dealers (“Qualified Institutions”). The Adviser will monitor the continued creditworthiness of Qualified Institutions.

 

The use of repurchase agreements involves certain risks. For example, if the seller of securities under a repurchase agreement defaults on its obligation to repurchase the underlying securities, as a result of its bankruptcy or otherwise, the Fund will seek to dispose of such securities, which action could involve costs or delays. If the seller becomes insolvent and subject to liquidation or reorganization under applicable bankruptcy or other laws, the Fund’s ability to dispose of the underlying securities may be restricted. Finally, it is possible that the Fund may not be able to substantiate its interest in the underlying securities. To minimize this risk, the securities underlying the repurchase agreement will be held by the custodian at all times in an amount at least equal to the repurchase price, including accrued interest. If the seller fails to repurchase the securities, the Fund may suffer a loss to the extent that proceeds from the sale of the underlying securities are less than the repurchase price.

 

The resale price reflects the purchase price plus an agreed upon market rate of interest. The collateral is marked-to-market daily.

 

Reverse Repurchase Agreements. The Fund may enter into reverse repurchase agreements, which involve the sale of securities with an agreement to repurchase the securities at an agreed-upon price, date and interest payment and have the characteristics of borrowing.

 


 


 

The securities purchased with the funds obtained from the agreement and securities collateralizing the agreement will have maturity dates no later than the repayment date. Generally the effect of such transactions is that the Fund can recover all or most of the cash invested in the portfolio securities involved during the term of the reverse repurchase agreement, while in many cases the Fund is able to keep some of the interest income associated with those securities. Such transactions are only advantageous if the Fund has an opportunity to earn a greater rate of return on the cash derived from these transactions than the interest cost of obtaining the same amount of cash. Opportunities to realize earnings from the use of the proceeds equal to or greater than the interest required to be paid may not always be available and the Fund intends to use the reverse repurchase technique only when the Adviser believes it will be advantageous to the Fund. The use of reverse repurchase agreements may exaggerate any interim increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s assets. The custodian bank will maintain a separate account for the Fund with securities having a value equal to or greater than such commitments. Under the 1940 Act, reverse repurchase agreements are considered loans.

 

Money Market Instruments. The Fund may invest a portion of its assets in high-quality money market instruments on an ongoing basis to provide liquidity. The instruments in which the Fund may invest include: (i) short-term obligations issued by the U.S. Government; (ii) negotiable CDs, fixed time deposits and bankers’ acceptances of U.S. and foreign banks and similar institutions; (iii) commercial paper rated at the date of purchase “Prime-1” by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or “A-1+” or “A-1” by S&P or has a similar rating from a comparable rating agency, or, if unrated, of comparable quality as determined by the Adviser; and (iv) money market mutual funds. CDs are short-term negotiable obligations of commercial banks. Time deposits are non-negotiable deposits maintained in banking institutions for specified periods of time at stated interest rates. Banker’s acceptances are time drafts drawn on commercial banks by borrowers, usually in connection with international transactions.

 

U.S. Government Obligations. The Fund may invest in short-term U.S. government obligations. Short-term obligations issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, its agencies and instrumentalities include bills, notes and bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury, as well as “stripped” or “zero coupon” U.S. Treasury obligations representing future interest or principal payments on U.S. Treasury notes or bonds. Stripped securities are sold at a discount to their “face value,” and may exhibit greater price volatility than interest-bearing securities because investors receive no payment until maturity. Short-term obligations of certain agencies and instrumentalities of the U.S. Government, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (“GNMA”), are supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury; others, such as those of the Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), are supported by the right of the issuer to borrow from the U.S. Treasury; others, such as those of the former Student Loan Marketing Association (“SLMA”), are supported by the discretionary authority of the U.S. Government to purchase the agency’s obligations; still others, although issued by an instrumentality chartered by the U.S. Government, like the Federal Farm Credit Bureau (“FFCB”), are supported only by the credit of the instrumentality. The U.S. Government may choose not to provide financial support to U.S. Government-sponsored agencies or instrumentalities if it is not legally obligated to do so, in which case, if the issuer were to default, the Fund holding securities of such issuer might not be able to recover their investment from the U.S. Government.

 

Investment Companies. The Fund may invest in the securities of other investment companies (including money market funds) to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act. Under the 1940 Act, the Fund’s investment in investment companies is limited to, subject to certain exceptions, (i) 3% of the total outstanding voting stock of any one investment company, (ii) 5% of the Fund’s total assets with respect to any one investment company and (iii) 10% of the Fund’s total assets of investment companies in the aggregate.

 

Illiquid Securities. The Fund may hold up to an aggregate amount of 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities (calculated at the time of investment). The Fund will monitor its portfolio liquidity on an ongoing basis to determine whether, in light of current circumstances, an adequate level of liquidity is being maintained, and will consider taking appropriate steps in order to maintain adequate liquidity if, through a change in values, net assets, or other circumstances, more than 15% of the Fund’s net assets are held in illiquid securities or other illiquid assets. All equity securities in which the Fund invests will be listed on either the NYSE or NASDAQ. The Fund will not invest in over-the-counter equity securities or equities listed on a non-U.S. exchange.

 

Borrowing. The Fund may borrow money from a bank or another person up to limits set forth in the section “Investment Strategies and Restrictions—Investment Restrictions” to meet shareholder redemptions, for temporary or emergency purposes and for other lawful purposes. Borrowed money will cost the Fund interest expense and/or other fees. The costs of borrowing may reduce the Fund’s return. Borrowing also may cause the Fund to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so to satisfy its obligations to repay borrowed monies. To the extent that the Fund has outstanding borrowings, it will be leveraged. Leveraging generally exaggerates the effect on NAV of any increase or decrease in the market value of a Fund’s portfolio securities.

 

Leverage. In addition to structural leverage, such as bank borrowings, the Fund may invest in portfolio investments, such as investments in derivatives (including futures contracts), that may give rise to a form of economic leverage. Because derivatives may have a component of economic leverage, adverse changes in the value or level of the underlying asset can result in the magnification of gains or losses on the investment held by a fund, and depending on the investment can potentially result in a loss greater than the amount invested in the derivative itself. Any investments in instruments with economic leverage will be covered with segregated or ear-marked assets in accordance with SEC guidance.  The use of leverage may cause the Fund to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations or to meet any required asset segregation requirements when it may not be advantageous for the Fund to do so.

 

[Investment in the Subsidiary. The Fund may achieve VIX Index futures contract exposure through investment in the Subsidiary.  Should the Fund invest in the Subsidiary, that investment may not exceed 25% of the Fund’s total assets at the end of each tax year quarter. The Subsidiary may invest in VIX Index futures, as well as other investments that would serve as margin or collateral or otherwise support the Subsidiary’s VIX Index futures positions. Unlike the Fund, the Subsidiary may invest without limitation in VIX Index futures and may use leveraged investment techniques.  The Subsidiary otherwise is subject to the same general investment policies and restrictions as the Fund.  Except as noted, references to the investment strategies of the Fund for non-equity securities include the investment strategies of the Subsidiary. The Subsidiary is not registered under the 1940 Act. As an investor in the Subsidiary, the Fund, as the Subsidiary’s sole shareholder, would not have the protections offered to investors in registered investment companies. However, because the Fund would wholly own and control the Subsidiary, and the Fund and Subsidiary would be managed by the Adviser, it is unlikely that the Subsidiary would take action contrary to the interests of the Fund or the Fund’s

 



 

shareholders. The Board has oversight responsibility for the investment activities of the Fund, including its investment in the Subsidiary, and the Fund’s role as the sole shareholder of the Subsidiary. Also, in managing the Subsidiary’s portfolio, the Adviser would be subject to the same investment restrictions and operational guidelines that apply to the management of the Fund. Changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary are organized, respectively, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this SAI and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders.]

 

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

 

The Fund calculates its portfolio turnover rate by dividing the value of the lesser of purchases or sales of portfolio securities for the fiscal period by the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities owned by the Fund during the fiscal period. A 100% portfolio turnover rate would occur, for example, if all of the portfolio securities (other than short-term securities) were replaced once during the fiscal period. Portfolio turnover rates will vary from year to year, depending on market conditions. At the date of this SAI, the Fund is new and has no operating history, and portfolio turnover information therefore is not available.

 

DISCLOSURE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS

 

Quarterly Portfolio Schedule. The Trust is required to disclose, after its first and third fiscal quarters, the complete schedule of the Fund’s portfolio holdings with the SEC on Form N-Q. The Trust will also disclose a complete schedule of the Fund’s portfolio holdings with the SEC on Form N-CSR after its second and fourth quarters.

 

Form N-Qs and Form N-CSRs for the Fund will be available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Fund’s Form N-Qs and Form N-CSRs, when available, also may be reviewed and copied at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. and information on the operation of the Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling 202.942.8090. The Fund’s Form N-Qs and Form N-CSRs will be available without charge, upon request, by calling 630.933.9600 or 800.983.0903 or by writing to PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust at 301 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

 

Portfolio Holdings Policy. The Trust has adopted a policy regarding the disclosure of information about the Trust’s portfolio holdings. The Board must approve all material amendments to this policy.

 

The Fund’s portfolio holdings are disseminated publicly each day that the Fund is open for business through financial reporting and news services, including publicly accessible Internet websites. In addition, for in-kind creations, a basket composition file, which includes the security names and share quantities to deliver in exchange for Shares, together with estimates and actual cash components, is publicly disseminated daily prior to the opening of the Exchange via the National Securities Clearing Corporation (“NSCC”). The basket represents one Creation Unit of the Fund. The Trust, the Adviser and The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM” or the “Administrator”) will not disseminate non-public information concerning the Trust.

 

Access to information concerning the Fund’s portfolio holdings may be permitted at other times to personnel of third party service providers, including the Fund’s custodian, transfer agent, auditors and counsel, as may be necessary to conduct business in the ordinary course in a manner consistent with such service providers’ agreements with the Trust on behalf of the Fund.

 

MANAGEMENT

 

The primary responsibility of the Board is to represent the interests of the Fund and to provide oversight of the management of the Fund. The Trust currently has seven Trustees. Five Trustees have no affiliation or business connection with the Adviser or any of its affiliated persons and do not own any stock or other securities issued by the Adviser. These are the “non-interested” (as such term is defined under the 1940 Act) or “independent” Trustees (“Independent Trustees”). The other two Trustees (the “Interested Trustees”) are affiliated with the Adviser.

 

The Independent Trustees of the Trust, their term of office and length of time served, their principal business occupations during the past five years, the number of portfolios in the Fund Complex (defined below) overseen by each Independent Trustee, and other directorships, if any, held by the Trustee are shown below. The Fund Complex includes all open and closed-end funds (including all of their portfolios) advised by the Adviser and any funds that have an investment adviser that is an affiliated person of the Adviser, and, as of the date of this SAI, the Fund Complex consists of the Trust and three other exchange-traded fund trusts advised by the Adviser (collectively, the “Fund Family”).

 

Name, Address and
Age
of Independent
Trustee

 

Position(s) Held
with Trust

 

Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served*

 

Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years

 

Number of
Portfolios in 
Fund
Complex
Overseen by
Independent
Trustee

 

Other 
Directorships
Held by 
Independent 
Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronn R. Bagge (54)
c/o Invesco PowerShares Capital

 

Trustee

 

Since 2008

 

Founder and Principal, YQA Capital Management LLC (1998-Present); formerly Owner/CEO of Electronic Dynamic Balancing Co., Inc. (high-speed rotating equipment service provider)

 

 

122

 

None

 



 

Management LLC 
301 West Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd J. Barre (54)
c/o Invesco PowerShares 
Capital Management LLC 
301 West Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Trustee

 

Since 2010

 

Assistant Professor of Business, Trinity Christian College (2010-Present); formerly Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist (2001-2008), Director of Open Architecture and Trading (2007-2008), Head of Fundamental Research (2004-2007) and Vice President and Senior Fixed Income Strategist (1994-2001), BMO Financial Group/Harris Private Bank.

 

 

122

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc M. Kole (51)
c/o Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC 
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Trustee

 

Since 2008

 

Chief Financial Officer, Hope Network (social services) (2008-2012); formerly, Assistant Vice President and Controller, Priority Health (health insurance) (2005-2008); Senior Vice President of Finance, United Healthcare (2004-2005); Senior Vice President of Finance, Oxford Health Plans (2000-2004).

 

 

122

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip M. Nussbaum (50)
c/o Invesco PowerShares 
Capital Management LLC 
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Trustee

 

Since 2008

 

Chairman, Performance Trust Capital Partners (2004-Present)

 

 

122

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald H. Wilson (52)
c/o Invesco PowerShares 
Capital Management LLC 
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Chairman of the Board and Trustee

 

Chairman Since 2012; Trustee Since 2008

 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stone Pillar Advisers, Ltd. (2010-Present); formerly, Chief Operating Officer, AMCORE Financial, Inc. (bank holding company) (2007-2009); Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AMCORE Financial, Inc. (2006-2007); Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Marshall & Ilsley Corp. (bank holding company) (1995-2006).

 

 

122

 

None

 


*  This is the date the Independent Trustee began serving the Trust. Each Trustee serves an indefinite term, until his successor is elected.

 

The Interested Trustees and the executive officers of the Trust, their term of office and length of time served, their principal business occupations during the past five years, the number of portfolios in the Fund Complex overseen by the Interested Trustees and the other directorships, if any, held by the Interested Trustees, are shown below.

 

Name, Address and
Age 
of Interested Trustee

 

Position(s)
Held 
with Trust

 

Term of
Office and
Length of
Time Served*

 

Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years

 

Number of
Portfolios
in
Fund
Complex
Overseen
by
Interested
Trustee

 

Other 
Directorships
Held by 
Interested 
Trustee 
During the 
Past 5 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Bruce Bond (48)
Invesco PowerShares 
Capital Management LLC
301 West Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Trustee

 

Since 2008

 

Chairman, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2009-Present); formerly, Managing Director, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2002-2009); Manager, Nuveen Investments (1998-2002).

 

 

122

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin M. Carome (54)
Invesco Ltd. 
Two Peachtree

 

Trustee

 

Since 2010

 

Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Invesco Ltd. (2006-Present); formerly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Invesco Advisors, Inc. (2003-2005); Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Liberty Financial Companies, Inc. (2000-2001); General Counsel of certain investment management subsidiaries of Liberty Financial

 

 

122

 

None

 



 

Pointe 
1555 Peachtree St., N.E.
Suite 1800 
Atlanta, GA 30309

 

 

 

 

 

Companies, Inc. (1998-2000); Associate General Counsel, Liberty Financial Companies, Inc. (1993-1998); Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP.

 

 

 

 

 

 


*  This is the date the Interested Trustee began serving the Trust. Each Trustee serves an indefinite term, until his successor is elected.

 

Name, Address and Age
of Executive Officer

 

Position(s) Held
with Trust

 

Length of
Time Served*

 

Principal Occupation(s) During Past 5 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Schlossberg (37)
Invesco Management
Group, Inc.
11 Greenway Plaza 
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77046

 

President

 

Since 2009

 

Managing Director, U.S. head of business strategy and chief marketing officer for Invesco Ltd. in the United States (2008-Present); formerly, Mr. Schlossberg served in multiple roles within Invesco, including head of corporate development, as well as global leadership roles in strategy and product development in the company’s North American Institutional and Retirement divisions (2002-2007).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Fulton (50)
Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Vice President

 

Since 2009

 

Executive Vice President—Global Product Development, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2005-Present); formerly, principal of Clermont Consulting, a consulting firm focused on the creation and development of retail investment products (2003-2005); President and a founding partner of Claymore Securities, a financial services firm in the Chicagoland area (2001-2003); Managing Director of Structured Investments at Nuveen Investments (1998-2001).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Hubbard (30)
Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC
301 West Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Vice President

 

Since 2009

 

Vice President and Director of Portfolio Management—Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2008-Present); formerly, Portfolio Manager, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2007-2008); Research Analyst, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2005-2007); Research Analyst and Trader, Ritchie Capital, a hedge fund operator (2003-2005).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Warren (54)
Invesco Canada Ltd.
5140 Yonge Street
Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6X7

 

Vice President

 

Since 2009

 

Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Invesco Canada Ltd. (formerly, Invesco Trimark Ltd.) and Chief Administrative Officer, North American Retail, Invesco Ltd. (2007-Present); formerly, Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Invesco Canada Ltd. (formerly, Invesco Trimark Ltd.) (2000-2006).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Joe (42)
Invesco Management
Group, Inc.
11 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77046-1173

 

Chief Compliance Officer

 

Since 2012

 

U.S. Compliance Director, Invesco, Ltd.; Chief Compliance Officer, Invesco Investment Advisers, LLC (registered investment adviser); formerly, Assistant Fund Accounting Manager, Invesco, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheri Morris (48)
Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Treasurer

 

Since 2012

 

Vice President, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer, The Invesco Funds; Vice President, Invesco Advisers, Inc. (formerly known as Invesco Institutional (N.A.), Inc.) (registered investment adviser) and Treasurer, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II, PowerShares India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust and PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust; formerly, Vice President, Invesco Advisers, Inc., Invesco Aim Capital Management, Inc. and Invesco Aim Private Asset Management, Inc.; Assistant Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, The Invesco Funds and Assistant Vice President, Invesco Advisers, Inc., Invesco Aim Capital Management, Inc. and Invesco Aim Private Asset Management, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Paglia (38)
Invesco PowerShares
Capital Management LLC
301 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 

Secretary

 

Since 2011

 

Secretary, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II, PowerShares India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, and PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust; Head of Legal, Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (2010-Present); formerly, Partner, K&L Gates LLP (formerly, Bell Boyd & Lloyd LLP) (2007-2010); Associate Counsel at Barclays Global Investors Ltd. (2004-2006).

 


*  This is the date the Officer began serving the Trust. Each Officer serves an indefinite term, until his successor is elected.

 

As of the date of this SAI, none of the Trustees held equity securities in the Fund. As of December 31, 2011, each Trustee held in the aggregate over $100,000 of equity securities in the funds in the Fund Family, or in other funds for which Invesco Distributors, Inc.

 


 


 

(the “Distributor”) serves as principal underwriter.

 

As of the date of this SAI, as to each Independent Trustee and his immediate family members, no person owned beneficially or of record securities in an investment adviser or principal underwriter of the Fund, or a person (other than a registered investment company) directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with an investment adviser or principal underwriter of the Fund.

 

Board and Committee Structure. As noted above, the Board is responsible for oversight of the Fund, including oversight of the duties performed by the Adviser for the Fund, under the investment advisory agreement (the “Investment Advisory Agreement”). The Board generally meets in regularly scheduled meetings five times a year, and may meet more often as required. During the Trust’s fiscal year ended October 31, 2011, the Board held six meetings.

 

The Board has two standing committees, the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, and has delegated certain responsibilities to those Committees.

 

Messrs. Bagge, Barre, Kole (Chair), Nussbaum and Wilson currently serve as members of the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee has the responsibility, among other things, to: (i) approve and recommend to the Board the selection of the Trust’s independent registered public accounting firm, (ii) review the scope of the independent registered public accounting firm’s audit activity, (iii) review the audited financial statements and (iv) review with such independent registered public accounting firm the adequacy and the effectiveness of the Trust’s internal controls over financial reporting. During the Trust’s fiscal year ended October 31, 2011, the Audit Committee held four meetings. 

 

Messrs. Bagge (Chair), Barre, Kole, Nussbaum and Wilson currently serve as members of the Nominating and Governance Committee. The Nominating and Governance Committee has the responsibility, among other things, to identify and recommend individuals for Board membership and evaluate candidates for Board membership. The Board will consider recommendations for trustees from shareholders. Nominations from shareholders should be in writing and sent to the Secretary of the Trust to the attention of the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee, as described below under the caption “Shareholder Communications.” During the Trust’s fiscal year ended October 31, 2011, the Nominating and Governance Committee held four meetings.

 

Mr. Wilson, one of the Independent Trustees, serves as the chair of the Board (the “Independent Chair”). The Independent Chair, among other things, chairs the Board meetings, participates in the preparation of the Board agendas and serves as a liaison between, and facilitates communication among, the other Independent Trustees, the full Board, the Adviser and other service providers with respect to Board matters. The Chairs of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee also serve as liaisons between the Adviser and other service providers and the other Independent Trustees for matters pertaining to the respective Committee. The Board believes that its current leadership structure is appropriate taking into account the assets and number of funds overseen by the Trustees, the size of the Board and the nature of the funds’ business, as the Interested Trustees and officers of the Trust provide the Board with insight as to the daily management of the funds while the Independent Chair promotes independent oversight of the funds by the Board.

 

Risk Oversight. The Fund is subject to a number of risks, including operational, investment and compliance risks. The Board, directly and through its Committees, as part of its oversight responsibilities, oversees the services provided by the Adviser and the Trust’s other service providers in connection with the management and operations of the Fund, as well as their associated risks. Under the oversight of the Board, the Trust, the Adviser and other service providers have adopted policies, procedures and controls to address these risks. The Board, directly and through its Committees, receives and reviews information from the Adviser, other service providers, the Trust’s independent registered public accounting firm, Trust counsel and counsel to the Independent Trustees to assist it in its oversight responsibilities. This information includes, but is not limited to, reports regarding the Fund’s investments, including Fund performance and investment practices, valuation of Fund portfolio securities, and compliance. The Board also reviews, and must approve any proposed changes to, the Fund’s investment objective, policies and restrictions, and reviews any areas of non-compliance with the Fund’s investment policies and restrictions. The Audit Committee monitors the Trust’s accounting policies, financial reporting and internal control system and reviews any internal audit reports impacting the Trust. As part of its compliance oversight, the Board reviews the annual compliance report issued by the Trust’s Chief Compliance Officer on the policies and procedures of the Trust and its service providers, proposed changes to those policies and procedures and quarterly reports on any material compliance issues that arose during the period.

 

Experience, Qualifications and Attributes. As noted above, the Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for identifying, evaluating and recommending trustee candidates. The Nominating and Governance Committee reviews the background and the educational, business and professional experience of trustee candidates and the candidates’ expected contributions to the Board. Trustees selected to serve on the Board are expected to possess relevant skills and experience, time availability and the ability to work well with the other Trustees. In addition to these qualities and based on each Trustee’s experience, qualifications and attributes and the Trustees’ combined contributions to the Board, following is a brief summary of the information that led to the conclusion that each Board member should serve as a Trustee.

 

Mr. Bagge has served as a trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee with the Fund Family since 2003. He founded YQA Capital Management, LLC in 1998 and has since served as a principal. Previously, Mr. Bagge was the owner and CEO

 



 

of Electronic Dynamic Balancing Company from 1988 to 2001. He began his career as a securities analyst for institutional investors, including CT&T Asset Management and J.C. Bradford & Co. The Board considered that Mr. Bagge has served as a board member or advisor for several privately held businesses and charitable organizations and the executive, investment and operations experience that Mr. Bagge has gained over the course of his career and through his financial industry experience.

 

Mr. Barre has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2010. He has served as Assistant Professor of Business at Trinity Christian College since 2010. Previously, he served in various positions with BMO Financial Group/Harris Private Bank, including Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist (2001-2008), Director of Open Architecture and Trading (2007-2008), Head of Fundamental Research (2004-2007) and Vice President and Senior Fixed Income Strategist (1994-2001). From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Barre was with the Office of the Manager of Investments at Commonwealth Edison Co. He also was a staff accountant at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. from 1981 to 1983. The Board considered the executive, financial and investment experience that Mr. Barre has gained over the course of his career and through his financial industry experience.

 

Mr. Bond has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2003. He founded, and is currently the Chairman of, the Adviser in 2002. Before founding the Adviser, Mr. Bond served as Manager at Nuveen Investments from 1998 to 2002. Prior to his employment at Nuveen Investments, he was Vice President and Regional Sales Manager at First Trust Portfolios L.P., formerly Nike Securities LP. He began his experience in the financial industry as an assistant to the Vice President of Sales at Griffin, Kubik, Stephens and Thompson. The Board considered Mr. Bond’s experience with ETFs and the fact that he was the founder of PowerShares.

 

Mr. Carome has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2010. He has served as the Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Invesco Ltd. since 2006, and has held various senior executive positions with Invesco Ltd. since 2003. Previously, he served in various positions with Liberty Financial Companies, Inc., including Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2000-2001), General Counsel of certain investment management subsidiaries (1998-2000) and Associate General Counsel (1993-1998). Prior to his employment with Liberty Financial Companies, Inc., Mr. Carome was an associate with Ropes & Gray LLP. The Board considered Mr. Carome’s senior executive position with Invesco Ltd.

 

Mr. Kole has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2006 and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2008. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Hope Network from 2008 to 2012. Previously, he was the Assistant Vice President and Controller at Priority Health from 2005 to 2008, Senior Vice President of Finance of United Healthcare from 2004 to 2005 and Senior Vice President of Finance of Oxford Health Plans from 2000 to 2004. The Board of the Trust has determined that Mr. Kole is an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC. The Board considered the executive, financial and operations experience that Mr. Kole has gained over the course of his career and through his financial industry experience.

 

Mr. Nussbaum has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2003. He has served as the Chairman of Performance Trust Capital Partners since 2004 and was the Executive Vice President of Finance from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Nussbaum also served as Managing Director of the Communication Institute from 2002 to 2003. Prior to joining Performance Trust Capital Partners in 1994, he was a Vice President at Clayton Brown & Associates. Before that, he was a senior examiner with the Financial Markets Unit of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The Board of the Trust has determined that Mr. Nussbaum is an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC. The Board considered the executive, financial, investment and operations experience that Mr. Nussbaum has gained over the course of his career and through his financial industry experience.

 

Mr. Wilson has served as a trustee with the Fund Family since 2006 and as the Independent Chair since 2012. He also served as lead Independent Trustee in 2011. Mr. Wilson has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Pillar Advisers, Ltd. since 2010. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer (2007-2009) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2006-2007) of AMCORE Financial, Inc. Mr. Wilson also served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. from 1995 to 2006. He started his career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, serving in several roles in the bank examination division and the economic research division. The Board of the Trust has determined that Mr. Wilson is an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC. The Board considered the executive, financial and operations experience that Mr. Wilson has gained over the course of his career and through his financial industry experience.

 

This disclosure is not intended to hold out any Trustee as having any special expertise and shall not impose greater duties, obligations or liabilities on the Trustees. The Trustees’ principal occupations during the past five years or more are shown in the above tables.

 

For his services as a Trustee of the Trust and other trusts in the Fund Family, each Independent Trustee receives an annual retainer of $195,000 for their service as Trustee (the “Retainer”).  The Retainer is allocated half pro rata among all of the funds in the Fund Family and the other half is allocated among all of the funds in the Fund Family based on average net assets. Effective January 1, 2012, Mr. Wilson receives an additional $70,000 per year for his service as the chairman of the Board. Prior to January 1, 2012, Mr. Wilson received an additional $40,000 per year for his service as the lead Independent Trustee of the funds. The chair of the Audit Committee receives an additional fee of $25,000 per year and the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee receives an additional fee of $15,000 per year, all allocated in the same manner as the Retainer. Each Trustee also is reimbursed for travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in attending Board and committee meetings.

 

The Trust has a deferred compensation plan (the “DC Plan”), which allows each Independent Trustee to defer payment of all, or a portion, of the fees the Trustee receives for serving on the Board throughout the year. Each eligible Trustee generally may elect to have deferred amounts credited with a return equal to the total return on one to five of the funds of PowerShares Exchange-Traded

 



 

Fund Trust or the PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II that are offered as investment options under the DC Plan. At the Trustee’s election, distributions are either in one lump sum payment, or in the form of equal annual installments over a period of years designated by the Trustee. The rights of an eligible Trustee and the beneficiaries to the amounts held under the DC Plan are unsecured and such amounts are subject to the claims of the creditors of the Fund. The Independent Trustees are not eligible for any pension or profit sharing plan.

 

The following sets forth the fees paid to each Trustee for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011.

 

Name of Trustee

 

Aggregate
Compensation From
Trust (1)

 

Pension or Retirement
Benefits Accrued as Part of
Fund Expenses

 

Total Compensation Paid
From Fund Complex (2)

 

Ronn R. Bagge

 

$

4,853

 

N/A

 

$

207,500

 

Todd J. Barre

 

$

4,565

 

N/A

 

$

195,000

 

Marc M. Kole

 

$

4,962

 

N/A

 

$

212,500

 

Philip M. Nussbaum

 

$

4,565

 

N/A

 

$

195,000

 

Donald H. Wilson

 

$

5,316

 

N/A

 

$

228,333

 

H. Bruce Bond

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Kevin M. Carome

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

 


(1)  Because the Fund has not commenced operations as of the date of this SAI, the Fund did not pay any portion of the amounts shown in this table.

 

(2)  The amounts shown in this column represent the aggregate compensation paid by all funds of the trusts in the Fund Family for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 before deferral by the Trustees under the DC Plan. The amounts shown for Messrs. Bagge and Nussbaum include $20,750 and $195,000, respectively, of deferred compensation pursuant to the DC Plan.

 

As of the date of this SAI, the Trustees and officers of the Trust, as a group, owned less than 1% of the Fund’s outstanding Shares.

 

Principal Holders and Control Persons.  The Fund is new and, as of the date of this SAI, no person owned of record more than 5% of the outstanding shares of the Fund.

 

Shareholder Communications. Shareholders may send communications to the Trustees by addressing the communications directly to the Board (or individual Board members) and/or otherwise clearly indicating in the salutation that the communication is for the Board (or individual Board members). The shareholder may send the communication to either the Trust’s office or directly to such Board members at the address specified for each Trustee. Other shareholder communications the Trust receives not directly addressed and sent to the Board will be reviewed and generally responded to by management. Such communications will be forwarded to the Board at management’s discretion based on the matters contained therein.

 

Investment Adviser. The Adviser provides investment tools and portfolios for advisers and investors. The Adviser is committed to theoretically sound portfolio construction and empirically verifiable investment management approaches. Its asset management philosophy and investment discipline is rooted deeply in the application of intuitive factor analysis and model implementation to enhance investment decisions.

 

The Adviser acts as investment adviser for, and manages the investment and reinvestment of, the assets of the Fund. The Adviser also administers the Trust’s business affairs, provides office facilities and equipment and certain clerical, bookkeeping and administrative services, and permits any of its officers or employees to serve without compensation as Trustees or officers of the Trust if elected to such positions.

 

The Adviser was organized February 7, 2003 and is located at 301 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

 

Invesco Ltd. is the parent company of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and is located at Two Peachtree Pointe, 1555 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Invesco Ltd. and its subsidiaries are an independent global investment management group.

 

Portfolio Managers. The Adviser uses a team of portfolio managers (the “Portfolio Managers”), investment strategists and other investment specialists. This team approach brings together many disciplines and leverages the Adviser’s resources. Peter Hubbard oversees all research, portfolio management and trading operations of the Adviser. In this capacity, he oversees the team of the Portfolio Managers responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. Mr. Hubbard receives management assistance from Brian McGreal, Jeffrey Kernagis and Theodore Samulowitz.

 

As of [                       ], in addition to [      ] funds of the Trust, Mr. Hubbard managed [      ] portfolios of other exchange-traded funds in the Fund Family with a total of approximately $[      ] billion in assets, [      ] exchange-traded funds traded in Europe with approximately $[      ] billion in assets and no other accounts.

 



 

As [                       ], in addition to [      ] funds of the Trust, Mr. McGreal managed [      ] portfolios of other exchange-traded funds in the Fund Family with a total of approximately $[      ] billion in assets, no other pooled investment vehicles and no other accounts.

 

As of [                       ], in addition to [      ] funds of the Trust, Mr. Kernagis managed [      ] portfolios of other exchange-traded funds in the Fund Family with a total of approximately $[      ] billion in assets, no other pooled investment vehicles and no other accounts.

 

As of [                       ], in addition to [      ] funds of the Trust, Mr. Samulowitz managed [      ] portfolios of other exchange-traded funds in the Fund Family with a total of approximately $[      ] billion in assets, no other pooled investment vehicles and no other accounts.

 

Description of Compensation Structure. The Portfolio Managers are compensated with a fixed salary amount by the Adviser. The Portfolio Managers are eligible, along with other senior employees of the Adviser, to participate in a year-end discretionary bonus pool. The Compensation Committee of the Adviser will review management bonuses and, depending upon the size, the bonuses may be approved in advance by the Compensation Committee. There is no policy regarding, or agreement with, the Portfolio Managers or any other senior executive of the Adviser to receive bonuses or any other compensation in connection with the performance of any of the accounts managed by the Portfolio Managers.

 

As of the date of this SAI, the Fund had not yet commenced operations and none of the Portfolio Managers beneficially own any Shares of the Fund.

 

Investment Advisory Agreement. Pursuant to the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Adviser is responsible for all expenses of the Fund, including the costs of transfer agency, custody, fund administration, legal, audit and other services, except for the advisory fees, distribution fees, if any, brokerage expenses, taxes, interest, litigation expenses and other extraordinary expenses. For the Adviser’s services to the Fund, the Fund has agreed to pay an annual unitary management fee, paid monthly, equal to [       ]% of its average daily net assets (the “Advisory Fee”).

 

The Adviser has overall responsibility for the general management and administration of the Trust. The Adviser provides an investment program for the Fund and manages the investment of the Fund’s assets.

 

The Investment Advisory Agreement continues in effect (following the initial term of the Investment Advisory Agreement) only if approved annually by the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees. The Investment Advisory Agreement terminates automatically upon assignment and is terminable at any time without penalty as to the Fund by the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees, or by vote of the holders of a majority of that Fund’s outstanding voting securities on 60 days written notice to the Adviser, or by the Adviser on 60 days written notice to the Fund.

 

Administrator. BNYM serves as administrator for the Fund. Its principal address is 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286.

 

BNYM serves as administrator for the Fund pursuant to an administrative services agreement (the “Administrative Services Agreement”). Under the Administrative Services Agreement, BNYM is obligated on a continuous basis to provide such administrative services as the Board reasonably deems necessary for the proper administration of the Trust and the Fund. BNYM will generally assist in all aspects of the Trust’s and the Fund’s operations, including supply and maintain office facilities (which may be in BNYM’s own offices), statistical and research data, data processing services, clerical, accounting, bookkeeping and record keeping services (including, without limitation, the maintenance of such books and records as are required under the 1940 Act and the rules thereunder, except as maintained by other agency agents), internal auditing, executive and administrative services, and stationery and office supplies; prepare reports to shareholders or investors; prepare and file tax returns; supply financial information and supporting data for reports to and filings with the SEC and various state Blue Sky authorities; supply supporting documentation for meetings of the Board; provide monitoring reports and assistance regarding compliance with the Agreement and Declaration of Trust, by-laws, investment objectives and policies and with federal and state securities laws; and negotiate arrangements with, and supervise and coordinate the activities of, agents and others to supply services.

 

As compensation for the foregoing services, BNYM receives certain out-of-pocket costs, transition fees and asset-based fees which are accrued daily and paid monthly by the Adviser from the Advisory Fee.

 

Pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement, the Trust has agreed to indemnify the Administrator for certain liability, including certain liabilities arising under the federal securities laws, unless such loss or liability results from gross negligence or willful misconduct in the performance of its duties.

 

Custodian, Transfer Agent and Fund Accounting Agent. BNYM (the “Custodian” or “Transfer Agent”), located at 101 Barclay Street New York, New York 10286, also serves as custodian for the Fund pursuant to a custodian agreement (the “Custodian Agreement”). As custodian, BNYM holds the Fund’s assets, calculates the NAV of Shares and calculates net income and realized capital gains or losses. BNYM also serves as transfer agent of the Fund pursuant to a Transfer Agency Agreement. Further, BNYM serves as Fund accounting agent pursuant to the fund accounting agreement (the “Fund Accounting Agreement”). As compensation for the foregoing services, BNYM receives certain out-of-pocket costs, transaction fees and asset-based fees which are accrued daily and paid annually by the Adviser from the Advisory Fee.

 



 

Distributor. Invesco Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Fund’s Shares. The Distributor’s principal address is 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046-1173. The Distributor has entered into a distribution agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) with the Trust pursuant to which it distributes Shares. Shares are continuously offered for sale by the Fund through the Distributor only in Creation Unit Aggregations, as described in the Prospectus and below under the heading “Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations.”

 

Aggregations. Shares in less than Creation Unit Aggregations are not distributed by the Distributor. The Distributor will deliver the Prospectus and, upon request, this SAI to persons purchasing Creation Unit Aggregations and will maintain records of both orders placed with it and confirmations of acceptance furnished by it. The Distributor is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

 

The Distribution Agreement for the Fund provides that it may be terminated at any time, without the payment of any penalty, on at least 60 days written notice by the Trust to the Distributor (i) by vote of a majority of the Independent Trustees or (ii) by vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the Fund. The Distribution Agreement will terminate automatically in the event of its assignment (as defined in the 1940 Act).

 

The Distributor also may enter into agreements with securities dealers (“Soliciting Dealers”) who will solicit purchases of Creation Unit Aggregations of the Shares. Such Soliciting Dealers also may be Participating Parties (as defined in “Procedures for Creation of Creation Unit Aggregations” below) and DTC Participants (as defined in “DTC Acts as Securities Depository for Shares” below).

 

BROKERAGE TRANSACTIONS

 

The policy of the Adviser regarding purchases and sales of securities is that primary consideration will be given to obtaining the most favorable prices and efficient executions of transactions under the circumstances. Consistent with this policy, when securities transactions are effected on a stock exchange, the Adviser’s policies are to pay commissions that are considered fair and reasonable without necessarily determining that the lowest possible commissions are paid in all circumstances. In seeking to determine the reasonableness of brokerage commissions paid in any transaction, the Adviser relies upon its experience and knowledge regarding commissions generally charged by various brokers. The sale of Shares by a broker-dealer is not a factor in the selection of broker-dealers.

 

The Adviser effects transactions with those broker-dealers that the Adviser believes provide the most favorable prices and are capable of providing efficient executions. The Adviser does not currently participate in soft dollar transactions.

 

The Adviser as applicable, assumes general supervision over placing orders on behalf of the Fund for the purchase or sale of portfolio securities. If purchases or sales of portfolio securities by the Fund and one or more other investment companies or clients supervised by the Adviser are considered at or about the same time, transactions in such securities are allocated among the funds, the several investment companies and clients in a manner deemed equitable to all by the Adviser as applicable. In some cases, this procedure could have a detrimental effect on the price or volume of the security as far as the funds are concerned. However, in other cases, it is possible that the ability to participate in volume transactions and to negotiate lower brokerage commissions will be beneficial to the Fund. The primary consideration is prompt execution of orders at the most favorable net price under the circumstances.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TRUST

 

The Trust is an open-end management investment company registered under the 1940 Act. The Trust was organized as a Delaware statutory trust on November 6, 2007.

 

The Trust is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares in one or more series or “funds.” The Trust currently is comprised of three funds. The Board has the right to establish additional series in the future, to determine the preferences, voting powers, rights and privileges thereof and to modify such preferences, voting powers, rights and privileges without shareholder approval.

 

Each Share issued by the Fund has a pro rata interest in the assets of the Fund. Shares have no preemptive, exchange, subscription or conversion rights and are freely transferable. Each Share is entitled to participate equally in dividends and distributions declared by the Board with respect to the Fund, and in the net distributable assets of the Fund on liquidation.

 

Each Share has one vote with respect to matters upon which a shareholder vote is required consistent with the requirements of the 1940 Act and the rules promulgated thereunder. Shares of the Fund vote together as a single class, except as otherwise required by the 1940 Act or if the matter being voted on affects only a particular Fund. If a matter affects a particular Fund differently from other Funds, the shares of that Fund will vote separately on such matter.

 

The Agreement and Declaration of Trust may, except in limited circumstances, be amended or supplemented by the Trustees without shareholder vote. The holders of Shares are required to disclose information on direct or indirect ownership of Shares as may be required to comply with various laws applicable to the Fund, and ownership of Shares may be disclosed by the Fund if so required by law or regulation.

 



 

The Trust is not required and does not intend to hold annual meetings of shareholders. Shareholders owning more than 33% of the outstanding Shares of the Trust have the right to call a special meeting to remove one or more Trustees or for any other purpose by written request provided that (1) such request shall state the purposes of such meeting and the matters proposed to be acted on, and (2) the shareholders requesting such meeting shall have paid to the Trust the reasonably estimated cost of preparing and mailing the notice thereof, which the Secretary shall determine and specify to such shareholders.

 

The Trust does not have information concerning the beneficial ownership of Shares held by DTC Participants (as defined below).

 

Shareholders may make inquiries by writing to the Trust, c/o the Distributor, Invesco Distributors, Inc., 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046-1173.

 

Book Entry Only System. The following information supplements and should be read in conjunction with the section in the Prospectus entitled “Book Entry.”

 

DTC Acts as Securities Depository for Shares. Shares of the Fund are represented by securities registered in the name of DTC or its nominee and deposited with, or on behalf of, DTC.

 

DTC, a limited purpose trust company, was created to hold securities of its participants (the “DTC Participants”) and to facilitate the clearance and settlement of securities transactions among the DTC Participants in such securities through electronic book -entry changes in accounts of the DTC Participants, thereby eliminating the need for physical movement of securities certificates. DTC Participants include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and certain other organizations, some of whom (and/or their representatives) own DTC. More specifically, DTC is owned by a number of its DTC Participants and by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and FINRA. Access to the DTC system also is available to others such as banks, brokers, dealers and trust companies that clear through or maintain a custodial relationship with a DTC Participant, either directly or indirectly (the “Indirect Participants”).

 

Beneficial ownership of Shares is limited to DTC Participants, Indirect Participants and persons holding interests through DTC Participants and Indirect Participants. Ownership of beneficial interests in Shares (owners of such beneficial interests are referred to herein as “Beneficial Owners”) is shown on, and the transfer of ownership is effected only through, records DTC maintains (with respect to DTC Participants) and on the records of DTC Participants (with respect to Indirect Participants and Beneficial Owners that are not DTC Participants). Beneficial Owners will receive from or through the DTC Participant a written confirmation relating to their purchase and sale of Shares.

 

Conveyance of all notices, statements and other communications to Beneficial Owners is effected as follows. Pursuant to the Depositary Agreement between the Trust and DTC, DTC is required to make available to the Trust upon request and for a fee to be charged to the Trust a listing of the Shares of the Fund held by each DTC Participant. The Trust shall inquire of each such DTC Participant as to the number of Beneficial Owners holding Shares, directly or indirectly, through such DTC Participant. The Trust shall provide each such DTC Participant with copies of such notice, statement or other communication, in such form, number and at such place as such DTC Participant may reasonably request, in order that such DTC Participant may transmit such notice, statement or communication, directly or indirectly, to such Beneficial Owners. In addition, the Trust shall pay to each such DTC Participant a fair and reasonable amount as reimbursement for the expenses attendant to such transmittal, all subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

 

Fund distributions shall be made to DTC or its nominee, Cede & Co., as the registered holder of all Shares. DTC or its nominee, upon receipt of any such distributions, shall immediately credit DTC Participants’ accounts with payments in amounts proportionate to their respective beneficial interests in Shares of the Fund as shown on the records of DTC or its nominee. Payments by DTC Participants to Indirect Participants and Beneficial Owners of Shares held through such DTC Participants will be governed by standing instructions and customary practices, as is now the case with securities held for the accounts of customers in bearer form or registered in a “street name,” and will be the responsibility of such DTC Participants.

 

The Trust has no responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or notices to Beneficial Owners, or payments made on account of beneficial ownership interests in such Shares, or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial ownership interests, or for any other aspect of the relationship between DTC and the DTC Participants or the relationship between such DTC Participants and the Indirect Participants and Beneficial Owners owning through such DTC Participants.

 

DTC may decide to discontinue providing its service with respect to Shares at any time by giving reasonable notice to the Trust and discharging its responsibilities with respect thereto under applicable law. Under such circumstances, the Trust shall take action to find a replacement for DTC to perform its functions at a comparable cost.

 

Proxy Voting. The Board believes that the voting of proxies on securities held by the Fund is an important element of the overall investment process. As such, the Board has delegated responsibility for decisions regarding proxy voting for securities held by the Fund to the Adviser. The Adviser votes such proxies in accordance with its proxy policies and procedures, which are summarized in Appendix A to this SAI. The Board periodically reviews the Fund’s proxy voting record.

 

The Trust is required to disclose annually the Fund’s complete proxy voting record on Form N-PX covering the period July 1 through

 



 

June 30 and file it with the SEC no later than August 31. Form N-PX for the Fund also is available at no charge upon request by calling 800-983-0903 or on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

Codes of Ethics. Pursuant to Rule 17j-1 under the 1940 Act, the Board has adopted a Code of Ethics for the Trust and approved Codes of Ethics adopted by the Adviser and the Distributor (collectively, the “Codes”). The Codes are intended to ensure that the interests of shareholders and other clients are placed ahead of any personal interest that no undue personal benefit is obtained from the person’s employment activities and that actual and potential conflicts of interest are avoided.

 

The Codes apply to the personal investing activities of Trustees and officers of the Trust, the Adviser and the Distributor (“Access Persons”). Rule 17j-1 and the Codes are designed to prevent unlawful practices in connection with the purchase or sale of securities by Access Persons. Under the Codes, Access Persons are permitted to engage in personal securities transactions, but are required to report their personal securities transactions for monitoring purposes. The Codes permit personnel subject to the Codes to invest in securities subject to certain limitations, including securities that the Fund may purchase or sell. In addition, certain Access Persons must obtain approval before investing in initial public offerings or private placements. The Codes are on file with the SEC and are available to the public.

 

CREATION AND REDEMPTION OF CREATION UNIT AGGREGATIONS

 

Creation. The Trust will issue Shares of the Fund only in Creation Unit Aggregations on a continuous basis through the Distributor, without a sales load, at their NAVs next determined after receipt, on any Business Day (as defined below), of an order in proper form.

 

A “Business Day” is any day on which NYSE is open for business. As of the date of this SAI, NYSE observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

Creation Units of the Fund generally are sold for Deposit Cash, plus fixed and variable transaction fees as discussed below. The Fund also reserves the right to permit or require Creation Units to be issued in-kind. If in-kind creations are permitted or required, an investor must deposit the Deposit Securities per each Creation Unit Aggregation constituting a substantial replication of the securities included in the Benchmark (“Fund Securities”) and the Cash Component, computed as discussed below. Together, the Deposit Securities and the Cash Component constitute the “Fund Deposit,” which represents the minimum initial and subsequent investment amount for a Creation Unit Aggregation of the Fund. If in-kind creations are permitted or required, the Adviser expects that the Deposit Securities should correspond pro rata, to the extent practicable, to the securities held by the Fund.

 

The Cash Component is sometimes also referred to as the “Balancing Amount.” The Cash Component serves the function of compensating for any differences between the NAV per Creation Unit Aggregation and the Deposit Amount (as defined below). The Cash Component is an amount equal to the difference between the NAV of the Shares (per Creation Unit Aggregation) and the “Deposit Amount”—an amount equal to the market value of the Deposit Securities. If the Cash Component is a positive number (i.e., the NAV per Creation Unit Aggregation exceeds the Deposit Amount), the AP (as defined below) will deliver the Cash Component. If the Cash Component is a negative number (i.e., the NAV per Creation Unit Aggregation is less than the Deposit Amount), the AP will receive the Cash Component.

 

To the extent that the Fund permits Creation Units in-kind, the Custodian, through the NSCC will make available on each Business Day, prior to the opening of business on the Exchange (currently 9:30 a.m., Eastern time), the list of the names and the required number of shares of each Deposit Security to be included in the current Fund Deposit (based on information at the end of the previous Business Day) for the Fund. Such Fund Deposit is applicable, subject to any adjustments as described below, to effect creations of Creation Unit Aggregations of the Fund until such time as the next-announced composition of the Deposit Securities is made available.

 

If applicable, the identity and number of shares of the Deposit Securities required for the Fund Deposit for the Fund will change as rebalancing adjustments and corporate action events occur. In addition, the Trust reserves the right to permit or require the substitution of an amount of cash—i.e., a “cash in lieu” amount—to be added to the Cash Component to replace any Deposit Security that may not be available in sufficient quantity for delivery or which might not be eligible for trading by an AP or the investor for which it is acting or other relevant reason.

 

In addition to the list of names and numbers of securities constituting the current Deposit Securities of the Fund Deposit, the Custodian, through the NSCC, also makes available on each Business Day, the estimated Cash Component, effective through and including the previous Business Day, per outstanding Creation Unit Aggregation of the Fund.

 

Procedures for Creation of Creation Unit Aggregations. To be eligible to place orders with the Distributor and to create a Creation Unit Aggregation of the Fund, an entity must be (i) a “Participating Party,” i.e., a broker-dealer or other participant in the clearing process through the Continuous Net Settlement System of the NSCC (the “Clearing Process”), a clearing agency that is registered with the SEC; or (ii) a DTC Participant (see the “Book Entry Only System” section), and, in each case, must have executed an agreement with the Distributor, with respect to creations and redemptions of Creation Unit Aggregations (“Participant Agreement”) (discussed below). A Participating Party and DTC Participant are collectively referred to as an “AP”. Investors should contact the Distributor for the names of APs that have signed a Participant Agreement. All Shares, however created, will be entered on the records of DTC in the

 



 

name of Cede & Co. for the account of a DTC Participant.

 

All orders to create Creation Unit Aggregations must be received by the Distributor no later than the Closing Time of the regular trading session on the NYSE in each case on the date such order is placed in order for creation of Creation Unit Aggregations to be effected based on the NAV of Shares of the Fund as next determined on such date after receipt of the order in proper form. Custom orders generally must be received by the Distributor no later than 3:00 p.m., Eastern time, on the trade date. If the Fund utilizes in-kind creations, an AP may place a custom order where cash replaces any Deposit Security which may not be available in sufficient quantity for delivery or which may not be eligible for trading by such AP or the investor for which it is acting or other relevant reason. On days when a listing exchange or the bond markets close earlier than normal, the Fund may require orders to create Creation Unit Aggregations to be placed earlier in the day. For example, on days when the generally accepted close of the bond market occurs earlier than normal (such as the day before a holiday), in-kind creation orders requesting a “cash-in-lieu” amount must be received by the Distributor no later than 11:00 a.m., Eastern time. The date on which an order to create Creation Unit Aggregations (or an order to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations, as discussed below) is placed is referred to as the “Transmittal Date.” Orders must be transmitted by an AP by telephone or other transmission method acceptable to the Distributor pursuant to procedures set forth in the Participant Agreement, as described below (see the “Placement of Creation Orders Using Clearing Process” and the “Placement of Creation Orders Outside Clearing Process” sections). Severe economic or market disruptions or changes, or telephone or other communication failure may impede the ability to reach the Distributor or an AP.

 

All orders from investors who are not APs to create Creation Unit Aggregations shall be placed with an AP in the form required by such AP. In addition, the AP may request the investor to make certain representations or enter into agreements with respect to the order, e.g., to provide for payments of cash, when required. Investors should be aware that their particular broker may not have executed a Participant Agreement and that, therefore, orders to create Creation Unit Aggregations of the Fund have to be placed by the investor’s broker through an AP that has executed a Participant Agreement. In such cases, there may be additional charges to such investor. At any given time, there may be only a limited number of broker-dealers that have executed a Participant Agreement. Those placing orders for Creation Unit Aggregations through the Clearing Process should afford sufficient time to permit proper submission of the order to the Distributor prior to the Closing Time on the Transmittal Date. Orders for Creation Unit Aggregations that are effected outside the Clearing Process are likely to require transmittal by the DTC Participant earlier on the Transmittal Date than orders effected using the Clearing Process. Those persons placing orders outside the Clearing Process should ascertain the deadlines applicable to DTC and the Federal Reserve Bank wire system by contacting the operations department of the broker or depository institution effectuating such transfer of Deposit Securities and Cash Component.

 

Placement of Creation Orders Using Clearing Process. The Clearing Process is the process of creating or redeeming Creation Unit Aggregations through the Continuous Net Settlement System of the NSCC. Fund Deposits made through the Clearing Process must be delivered through a Participating Party that has executed a Participant Agreement. The Participant Agreement authorizes the Distributor to transmit through the Custodian to NSCC, on behalf of the Participating Party, such trade instructions as are necessary to effect the Participating Party’s creation order. Pursuant to such trade instructions to NSCC, the Participating Party agrees to deliver the requisite Deposit Securities and the Cash Component to the Trust, together with such additional information as may be required by the Distributor. An order to create Creation Unit Aggregations through the Clearing Process is deemed received by the Distributor on the Transmittal Date if (i) such order is received by the Distributor not later than the Closing Time on such Transmittal Date and (ii) all other procedures set forth in the Participant Agreement are properly followed.

 

Placement of Creation Orders Outside Clearing Process. Fund Deposits made outside the Clearing Process must be delivered through a DTC Participant that has executed a Participant Agreement pre-approved by the Adviser and the Distributor.  A DTC Participant who wishes to place an order creating Creation Units of the Fund does not need to be a Participating Party, but such orders must state that the DTC Participant is not using the Clearing Process and that the creation of Creation Unit Aggregations will instead be effected through a transfer of cash and/or securities directly through DTC. The Fund Deposit transfer must be ordered by the DTC Participant on the Transmittal Date in a timely fashion so as to ensure the delivery of the requisite number of Deposit Securities through DTC to the account of the Fund by no later than 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, on the next Business Day immediately following the Transmittal Date.

 

If the Fund issues Creation Units in-kind, Creation Unit Aggregations may be created in advance of receipt by the Trust of all or a portion of the applicable Deposit Securities as described below. In these circumstances, the initial deposit will have a value greater than the NAV of the Shares on the date the order is placed in proper form since, in addition to available Deposit Securities, cash must be deposited in an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Cash Component, plus (ii) 105% of the market value of the undelivered Deposit Securities (the “Additional Cash Deposit”). The order shall be deemed to be received on the Business Day on which the order is placed provided that the order is placed in proper form prior to 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, on such date, and federal funds in the appropriate amount are deposited with the Transfer Agent by 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, the following Business Day. If the order is not placed in proper form by 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, or federal funds in the appropriate amount are not received by 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, the next Business Day, then the order may be deemed to be canceled and the AP shall be liable to the Fund for losses, if any, resulting therefrom. An additional amount of cash shall be required to be deposited with the Trust, pending delivery of the missing Deposit Securities to the extent necessary to maintain the Additional Cash Deposit with the Trust in an amount at least equal to 105% of the daily marked-to-market value of the missing Deposit Securities.

 

All questions as to the number of Deposit Securities to be delivered, and the validity, form and eligibility (including time of receipt) for the deposit of any tendered securities, will be determined by the Trust, whose determination shall be final and binding. The amount

 



 

of cash equal to the Cash Component must be transferred directly to the Custodian through the Federal Reserve Bank wire transfer system in a timely manner so as to be received by the Custodian no later than 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, by the “regular way” settlement date. An order to create Creation Unit Aggregations outside the Clearing Process is deemed received by the Distributor on the Transmittal Date if (i) such order is received by the Distributor no later than the Closing Time on such Transmittal Date; and (ii) all other procedures set forth in the Participant Agreement are properly followed. However, if the Custodian does not receive both the required Deposit Securities and the Cash Component by 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, respectively, by the “regular way” settlement date, such order will be canceled. Upon written notice to the Distributor, such canceled order may be resubmitted the following Business Day using a Fund Deposit as newly constituted to reflect the then current Deposit Securities and Cash Component. The delivery of Creation Unit Aggregations so created will occur no later than the third Business Day following the day on which the purchase order is deemed received by the Distributor.

 

Additional transaction fees may be imposed with respect to transactions effected outside the Clearing Process (through a DTC participant), if any, and in the limited circumstances in which any cash can be used in lieu of Deposit Securities to create Creation Units. (See the “Creation Transaction Fee” section below.)

 

Acceptance of Orders for Creation Unit Aggregations. The Trust reserves the absolute right to reject a creation order transmitted to it by the Distributor in respect of the Fund if: (i) the order is not in proper form; (ii) the investor(s), upon obtaining the Shares ordered, would own 80% or more of the currently outstanding shares of the Fund; (iii) the Deposit Cash or Fund Deposit delivered are not as designated for that date by the Custodian, as described above; (iv) acceptance of the Deposit Cash or Fund Deposit would have certain adverse tax consequences to the Fund; (v) acceptance of the Deposit Cash or Fund Deposit would, in the opinion of counsel, be unlawful; (vi) acceptance of the Fund Deposit would otherwise, in the discretion of the Trust or the Adviser, have an adverse effect on the Trust or the rights of Beneficial Owners; or (vii) in the event that circumstances outside the control of the Trust, the Custodian, the Distributor and the Adviser make it for all practical purposes impossible to process creation orders. Examples of such circumstances include acts of God; public service or utility problems such as fires, floods, extreme weather conditions and power outages resulting in telephone, telecopy and computer failures; market conditions or activities causing trading halts; systems failures involving computer or other information systems affecting the Trust, the Distributor, the Adviser, DTC, NSCC, the Federal Reserve, the Custodian or sub-custodian or any other participant in the creation process, and similar extraordinary events. The Distributor shall notify a prospective creator of a Creation Unit and/or the AP acting on behalf of such prospective creator of its rejection of the order of such person. The Trust, the Distributor, the Custodian, any sub-custodian and the Transfer Agent are under no duty, however, to give notification of any defects or irregularities in the delivery of Fund Deposits nor shall any of them incur any liability for the failure to give any such notification.

 

All questions as to the number of shares of each security in the Deposit Securities and the validity, form, eligibility, and acceptance for deposit of any securities to be delivered shall be determined by the Trust, and the Trust’s determination shall be final and binding.

 

Creation Transaction Fee. Investors will be required to pay a fixed creation transaction fee, described below, payable to BNYM regardless of the number of creations made each day. An additional charge of up to four times the fixed transaction fee (expressed as a percentage of the value of the Deposit Securities) may be imposed for (i) creations effected outside the Clearing Process, if any; and (ii) cash creations (to offset the Trust’s brokerage and other transaction costs associated with using cash to purchase the requisite Deposit Securities). Investors are responsible for the costs of transferring the securities constituting the Deposit Securities to the account of the Trust.

 

The standard Creation Transaction Fee and the maximum Creation Transaction Fee for the Fund are $[        ] and $[          ], respectively.

 

Redemption of Shares in Creation Unit Aggregations. Creation Units of the Fund will be redeemed principally for cash, (the “Redemption Cash”). Shares may be redeemed only in Creation Unit Aggregations at their NAV next determined after receipt of a redemption request in proper form by the Fund through the Transfer Agent and only on a Business Day. The Fund will not redeem Shares in amounts less than Creation Unit Aggregations. Beneficial owners must accumulate enough Shares in the secondary market to constitute a Creation Unit Aggregation in order to have such Shares redeemed by the Trust. There can be no assurance, however, that there will be sufficient liquidity in the public trading market at any time to permit assembly of a Creation Unit Aggregation. Investors should expect to incur brokerage and other costs in connection with assembling a sufficient number of Shares to constitute a redeemable Creation Unit Aggregation.

 

If the Fund permits Creation Units to be redeemed in-kind the Custodian, through the NSCC, makes available prior to the opening of business on the Exchange (currently 9:30 a.m., Eastern time) on each Business Day, the identity of the Fund Securities that will be applicable (subject to possible amendment or correction) to redemption requests received in proper form (as described below) on that day. Fund Securities received on redemption may not be identical to Deposit Securities that are applicable to creations of Creation Unit Aggregations.

 

For redemptions in-kind, the redemption proceeds for a Creation Unit Aggregation generally will consist of Fund Securities plus or minus cash in an amount equal to the difference between the NAV of the Shares being redeemed, as next determined after a receipt of a request in proper form, and the value of the Fund Securities (the “Cash Redemption Amount”), less a redemption transaction fee as noted below. In the event that the Fund Securities have a value greater than the NAV of the Shares, a compensating cash payment equal to the difference is required to be made by or through an AP by the redeeming shareholder.

 



 

In the event the Fund redeems Creation Units in-kind, redemptions of Shares for Fund Securities will be subject to compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws, and the Fund reserves the right to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations for cash to the extent that the Trust could not lawfully deliver specific Fund Securities upon redemptions or could not do so without first registering the Fund Securities under such laws. An AP or an investor for which it is acting subject to a legal restriction with respect to a particular security included in the Fund Securities applicable to the redemption of a Creation Unit Aggregation may be paid an equivalent amount of cash. This would specifically prohibit delivery of Fund Securities that are not registered in reliance upon Rule 144A under the Securities Act to a redeeming investor that is not a “qualified institutional buyer,” as such term is defined under Rule 144A of the Securities Act. The AP may request the redeeming beneficial owner of the Shares to complete an order form or to enter into agreements with respect to such matters as compensating cash payment.

 

The right of redemption may be suspended or the date of payment postponed (i) for any period during which NYSE is closed (other than customary weekend and holiday closings); (ii) for any period during which trading on NYSE is suspended or restricted; (iii) for any period during which an emergency exists as a result of which disposal of the Shares of the Fund or determination of the Fund’s NAV is not reasonably practicable; or (iv) in such other circumstances as is permitted by the SEC.

 

An AP or an investor for which it is acting subject to a legal restriction with respect to a particular security included in the Fund Securities applicable to the redemption of a Creation Unit Aggregation may be paid an equivalent amount of cash. This would specifically prohibit delivery of Fund Securities that are not registered in reliance upon Rule 144A under the Securities Act to a redeeming investor that is not a “qualified institutional buyer,” as such term is defined under Rule 144A of the Securities Act. The AP may request the redeeming beneficial owner of the Shares to complete an order form or to enter into agreements with respect to such matters as compensating cash payment.

 

Redemption Transaction Fee. A redemption transaction fee is imposed to offset transfer and other transaction costs that may be incurred by the Fund. An additional charge of up to four times the fixed transaction fee for cash redemptions for the Fund may be imposed. Investors will also bear the costs of transferring the Fund Securities from the Trust to their account or on their order. Investors who use the services of a broker or other such intermediary in addition to an AP to effect a redemption of a Creation Unit Aggregation may be charged an additional fee of up to four times the fixed transaction fee for such services. The redemption transaction fees for the Fund are the same as the creation fees set forth above.

 

[The standard redemption transaction fee and the maximum redemption transaction fee for the Fund are $500 and $2,000, respectively.]

 

Placement of Redemption Orders Using Clearing Process. Orders to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations must be delivered through an AP that has executed a Participant Agreement. Investors other than APs are responsible for making arrangements for an order to redeem to be made through an AP. An order to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations is deemed received by the Trust on the Transmittal Date if; (i) such order is received by the Custodian not later than the Closing, on the Transmittal Date; and (ii) all other procedures set forth in the Participant Agreement are properly followed.  Cash Redemption Amount will be transferred by the third NSCC Business Day following the date on which such request for redemption is deemed received.

 

Placement of Redemption Orders Outside Clearing Process. Orders to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations outside the Clearing Process must be delivered through a DTC Participant that has executed the Participant Agreement. A DTC Participant who wishes to place an order for redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations to be effected outside the Clearing Process does not need to be a Participating Party, but such orders must state that the DTC Participant is not using the Clearing Process and that redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations will instead be effected through transfer of Shares directly through DTC. An order to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations outside the Clearing Process is deemed received by the Trust on the Transmittal Date if (i) such order is received by the Transfer Agent not later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern time, on such Transmittal Date; (ii) such order is accompanied or followed by the requisite number of Shares of the Fund, which delivery must be made through DTC to the Custodian no later than 11:00 a.m., Eastern time (for the Shares), on the next Business Day immediately following such Transmittal Date (the “DTC Cut-Off-Time”) and 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, for any Cash Component, if any owed to the Fund; and (iii) all other procedures set forth in the Participant Agreement are properly followed. After the Trust has deemed an order for redemption outside the Clearing Process received, the Trust will initiate procedures to transfer the requisite Fund Securities which are expected to be delivered within three Business Days and the Cash Redemption Amount, if any owed to the redeeming Beneficial Owner to the AP on behalf of the redeeming Beneficial Owner by the third Business Day following the Transmittal Date on which such redemption order is deemed received by the Transfer Agent.

 

After the Transfer Agent has deemed an order for redemption outside the Clearing Process received, the Transfer Agent will initiate procedures to transfer the requisite Fund Securities and the Cash Redemption Amount, if any, owed to the redeeming Beneficial Owner to the AP on behalf of the redeeming Beneficial Owner by the third Business Day following the Transmittal Date on which such redemption order is deemed received by the Transfer Agent. In the event that the number of Shares is insufficient on trade date plus one, the Trust may deliver the Deposit Securities notwithstanding such deficiency in reliance on the undertaking of the AP to deliver the missing Shares as soon as possible. This undertaking shall be secured by such the AP’s delivery on the contractual settlement date and subsequent maintenance of collateral consisting of cash having a value at least equal to 105% of the value of the missing Shares. The AP’s agreement permits the Trust, acting in good faith, to purchase the missing Shares at any time and the AP will be subject to liability for any shortfall between the cost to the Trust of purchasing such shares and the value of the collateral, which may be sold by the Trust at such time, and in such manner, as the Trust may determine in its sole discretion.

 



 

The calculation of the value of the Fund Securities and the Cash Redemption Amount to be delivered or received upon redemption will be made by the Custodian according to the procedures set forth under “Determination of NAV” computed on the Business Day on which a redemption order is deemed received by the Trust. Therefore, if a redemption order in proper form is submitted to the Transfer Agent by a DTC Participant no later than Closing Time on the Transmittal Date, and the requisite number of Shares of the Fund are delivered to the Custodian prior to the DTC Cut-Off-Time, then the value of the Fund Securities and the Cash Redemption Amount to be delivered/received will be determined by the Custodian on such Transmittal Date. If, however, a redemption order is submitted to the Custodian by a DTC Participant no later than Closing Time on the Transmittal Date but either (i) the requisite number of Shares of the relevant Fund are not delivered by the DTC Cut-Off-Time, as described above, on the Transmittal Date or (ii) the redemption order is not submitted in proper form, then the redemption order will not be deemed received as of the Transmittal Date. In such case, the value of the Fund Securities and the Cash Redemption Amount to be delivered/received will be computed on the Business Day that the order is received by the Trust (i.e., the Business Day on which Shares of the relevant Fund are delivered through DTC to the Custodian by the DTC Cut-Off-Time on such Business Day pursuant to a properly submitted redemption order).

 

If it is not possible to effect deliveries of the Fund Securities, the Trust may in its discretion exercise its option to redeem such Shares in cash, and the redeeming Beneficial Owner will be required to receive its redemption proceeds in cash. In addition, an investor may request a redemption in cash that the Fund may, in its sole discretion, permit. In either case, the investor will receive a cash payment equal to the NAV of its Shares based on the NAV of Shares of the relevant Fund next determined after the redemption request is received in proper form (minus a redemption transaction fee and additional charge for requested cash redemptions specified above, to offset the Fund’s brokerage and other transaction costs associated with the disposition of Fund Securities). The Fund may also, in its sole discretion, upon request of a shareholder, may provide such redeemer a portfolio of securities that differs from the exact composition of the Fund Securities, or cash-in-lieu of some securities added to the Cash Component, but in no event will the total value of the securities delivered and the cash transmitted differ from the NAV. Redemptions of Shares for Fund Securities will be subject to compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws and the Fund (whether or not it otherwise permits cash redemptions) reserves the right to redeem Creation Unit Aggregations for cash to the extent that the Trust could not lawfully deliver specific Fund Securities upon redemptions or could not do so without first registering the Fund Securities under such laws. An AP or an investor for which it is acting subject to a legal restriction with respect to a particular security included in the Fund Securities applicable to the redemption of a Creation Unit Aggregation may be paid an equivalent amount of cash. The AP may request the redeeming Beneficial Owner of the Shares to complete an order form or to enter into agreements with respect to such matters as compensating cash payment, beneficial ownership of shares or delivery instructions.

 

The chart below describes in further detail the placement of creation and redemption orders through and outside the Clearing Process.

 

 

 

Transmittal Date (T)

 

Next Business Day (T+1)

 

Second Business
Day (T+2)

 

Third Business Day (T+3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creation through NSCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Orders

 

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Distributor.

 

No action.

 

No action.

 

Creation Unit Aggregations will be delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Orders

 

3:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Distributor.

Orders received after 3:00 p.m. (ET) will be treated as standard orders.

 

No action.

 

No action.

 

Creation Unit Aggregations will be delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creation Outside NSCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Orders

 

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Order in proper form must be received by the Distributor.

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)

Deposit Securities must be received by the Fund’s account through DTC.

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Cash Component must be received by the Custodian.

 

No action.

 

Creation Unit Aggregations will be delivered.

 



 

Standard Orders created in advance of receipt by the Trust of all or a portion of the Deposit Securities

 

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Order in proper form must be received by the Distributor.

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)

Available Deposit Securities.

Cash in an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Cash Component, plus (ii) 105% of the market value of the undelivered Deposit Securities.

 

No action.

 

1:00 p.m. (ET)

Missing Deposit Securities are due to the Trust or the Trust may use cash on deposit to purchase missing Deposit Securities.

 

Creation Unit Aggregations will be delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Orders

 

3:00 p.m. (ET)

Order in proper form must be received by the Distributor.

Orders received after 3:00 p.m. (ET) will be treated as standard orders.

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)

Deposit Securities must be received by the Fund’s account through DTC.

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Cash Component must be received by the Custodian.

 

No action.

 

Creation Unit Aggregations will be delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redemption Through NSCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Orders

 

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Transfer Agent.

Orders received after 4:00 p.m. (ET) will be deemed received on the next business day (T+1).

 

No action.

 

No action.

 

Fund Securities and Cash Redemption Amount will be transferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Orders

 

3:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Transfer Agent.

Orders received after 3:00 p.m. (ET) will be treated as standard orders.

 

No action.

 

No action.

 

Fund Securities and Cash Redemption Amount will be transferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redemption Outside NSCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Orders

 

4:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Transfer Agent.

Orders received after 4:00 p.m. (ET) will be deemed received on the next business day (T+1).

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)

Shares must be delivered through DTC to the Custodian.

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Cash Component, if any, is due.

*If the order is not in proper form or the Shares are not delivered, then the order will not be deemed received as of T.

 

No action.

 

Fund Securities and Cash Redemption Amount is delivered to the redeeming beneficial owner.

 



 

Custom Orders

 

3:00 p.m. (ET)

Order must be received by the Transfer Agent.

Orders received after 3:00 p.m. (ET) will be treated as standard orders.

 

11:00 a.m. (ET)

Shares must be delivered through DTC to the Custodian.

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Cash Component, if any, is due.

*If the order is not in proper form or the Shares are not delivered, then the order will not be deemed received as of T.

 

No action.

 

Fund Securities and Cash Redemption Amount is delivered to the redeeming beneficial owner.

 

TAXES

 

The Fund intends to qualify for and to elect to be treated as a separate regulated investment company (a “RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. As a RIC, the Fund will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax on the portion of its taxable investment income and capital gains that it distributes to its shareholders. To qualify for treatment as a RIC, a company must annually distribute at least 90% of its net investment company taxable income (which includes dividends, interest and net short-term capital gains) and meet several other requirements relating to the nature of its income and the diversification of its assets. If the Fund fails to qualify for any taxable year as a RIC, all of its taxable income will be subject to tax at regular corporate income tax rates without any deduction for distributions to shareholders, and such distributions generally will be taxable to shareholders as ordinary dividends to the extent of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits. Nonresident shareholders that own, either directly or indirectly, more than 5% of a class of Shares are urged to consult their own tax advisors concerning special tax rules that may apply to their investment in Shares.

 

The Fund is treated as a separate corporation for federal income tax purposes. The Fund, therefore, is considered to be a separate entity in determining its treatment under the rules for RICs described herein and in the Prospectus. Losses in one fund do not offset gains in another fund and the requirements (other than certain organizational requirements) for qualifying for RIC status are determined at the fund level rather than the Trust level.

 

The Fund will be subject to a 4% excise tax on certain undistributed income if it does not distribute to its shareholders in each calendar year at least 98% of its ordinary income for the calendar year plus 98.2% of its net capital gains for the twelve months ended October 31 of such year. The Fund intends to declare and distribute dividends and distributions in the amounts and at the times necessary to avoid the application of this 4% excise tax.

 

As a result of tax requirements, the Trust on behalf of the Fund has the right to reject an order to purchase Shares if the purchaser (or group of purchasers) would, upon obtaining the Shares so ordered, own 80% or more of the outstanding Shares of the Fund and if, pursuant to Section 351 of the Internal Revenue Code, the Fund would have a basis in the Deposit Securities different from the market value of such securities on the date of deposit. The Trust also has the right to require information necessary to determine beneficial Share ownership for purposes of the 80% determination.

 

The Fund may make investments that are subject to special federal income tax rules, such as investments in structured notes and non-U.S. corporations classified as “passive foreign investment companies.” Those special tax rules can, among other things, affect the timing of income or gain, the treatment of income as capital or ordinary and the treatment of capital gain or loss as long-term or short-term. The application of these special rules would therefore also affect the character of distributions made by the Fund. The Fund may need to borrow money or dispose of some of its investments earlier than anticipated in order to meet its distribution requirements.

 

Distributions from the Fund’s net investment income, including any net short-term capital gains, if any, are generally taxable as ordinary income. Distributions reinvested in additional Shares of the Fund through the means of a dividend reinvestment service will be taxable dividends to Shareholders acquiring such additional Shares to the same extent as if such dividends had been received in cash. Distributions of net long-term capital gains, if any, in excess of net short-term capital losses are taxable as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long Shareholders have held the Shares.

 

[Dividends declared by the Fund in October, November or December and paid to shareholders of record of such months during the following January may be treated as having been received by such shareholders in the year the distributions were declared.]

 

If, for any calendar year, the total distributions made exceed the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profit, the excess will, for federal income tax purposes, be treated as a tax free return of capital to each shareholder up to the amount of the shareholder’s basis in his or her Shares, and thereafter as gain from the sale of Shares. The amount treated as a tax free return of capital will reduce the shareholder’s adjusted basis in his or her Shares, thereby increasing his or her potential gain or reducing his or her potential loss on the subsequent sale of his or her Shares.

 

Long-term capital gains of non-corporate taxpayers generally are taxed at a maximum rate of 15% for taxable years beginning before

 



 

January 1, 2013. In addition, for these tax years, some ordinary dividends declared and paid by the Fund to non-corporate shareholders may qualify for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains, provided that holding period and other requirements are met by the Fund and the shareholder. Without future congressional action, the maximum rate of long-term capital gains will return to 20% in 2013, and all dividends will be taxed at ordinary income rates. The Fund will report to shareholders annually the amounts of dividends received from ordinary income, the amount of distributions received from capital gains and the portion of dividends which may qualify for the dividends received deduction. In addition, the Fund will report the amount of dividends to non-corporate shareholders eligible for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains.

 

The sale, exchange or redemption of Shares may give rise to a gain or loss. In general, any gain or loss realized upon a taxable disposition of Shares will be treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the Shares have been held for more than one year. Otherwise, the gain or loss on the taxable disposition of Shares will be treated as short-term capital gain or loss. A loss realized on a sale or exchange of Shares of the Fund may be disallowed if other substantially identical Shares are acquired (whether through the automatic reinvestment of dividends or otherwise) within a sixty-one (61) day period beginning thirty (30) days before and ending thirty (30) days after the date that the Shares are disposed of. In such a case, the basis of the Shares acquired must be adjusted to reflect the disallowed loss. Any loss upon the sale or exchange of Shares held for six (6) months or less is treated as long-term capital loss to the extent of any capital gain dividends received by the shareholders. Distributions of ordinary income and capital gains may also be subject to state and local taxes.

 

Distributions of ordinary income paid to shareholders who are nonresident aliens or foreign entities that are not effectively connected to the conduct of a trade or business within the United States will generally be subject to a 30% United States withholding tax unless a reduced rate of withholding or a withholding exemption is provided under applicable treaty law. However, shareholders who are nonresident aliens or foreign entities will generally not be subject to United States withholding or income tax on gains realized on the sale of Shares or on dividends from capital gains unless (i) such gain or capital gain dividend is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States or (ii) in the case of an individual shareholder, the shareholder is present in the United States for a period or periods aggregating 183 days or more during the year of the sale or capital gain dividend and certain other conditions are met. Gains on the sale of Shares and dividends that are effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States will generally be subject to United States federal net income taxation at regular income tax rates. Nonresident shareholders are urged to consult their own tax advisors concerning the applicability of the United States withholding tax.

 

Some shareholders may be subject to a withholding tax on distributions of ordinary income, capital gains and any cash received on redemption of Creation Units (“backup withholding”). Generally, shareholders subject to backup withholding will be those for whom no certified taxpayer identification number is on file with the Fund or who, to the Fund’s knowledge, have furnished an incorrect number. When establishing an account, an investor must certify under penalty of perjury that such number is correct and that such investor is not otherwise subject to backup withholding.

 

Dividends and interest received by the Fund may give rise to withholding and other taxes imposed by foreign countries. Tax conventions between certain countries and the United States may reduce or eliminate such taxes.

 

The Fund may be subject to certain taxes imposed by the foreign country or countries in which it invests with respect to dividends, capital gains and interest income. Under the Internal Revenue Code, if more than 50% of the value of a Fund’s total assets at the close of any taxable year consists of stocks or securities of foreign corporations, the Fund may elect, for U.S. federal tax purposes, to treat any foreign country’s income or withholding taxes paid by the Fund that can be treated as income taxes under U.S. income tax principles, as paid by its shareholders. The Fund expects to qualify for and intends to make this election. For any year that a Fund makes such an election, each shareholder will be required to include in its income an amount equal to its allocable share of such taxes paid by the Fund to the foreign government and the shareholder will be entitled, subject to certain limitations, to either deduct its allocable share of such foreign income taxes in computing its taxable income or to use it as a foreign tax credit against U.S. income taxes, if any. Generally, foreign investors will be subject to an increased U.S. tax on their income resulting from a Fund’s election to “pass-through” amounts of foreign taxes paid by the Fund, and will not be able to claim a credit or deduction with respect to the foreign taxes paid by the Fund treated as having been paid by them.

 

Each shareholder will be notified within 60 days after the close of the Fund’s taxable year whether, pursuant to the election described above, any foreign taxes paid by the Fund will be treated as paid by its shareholders for that year and, if so, such notification will designate (i) such shareholder’s portion of the foreign taxes paid to such country and (ii) the portion of the Fund’s dividends and distributions that represents income derived from sources within such country. The amount of foreign taxes that may be credited against a shareholder’s U.S. federal income tax liability generally will be limited, however, to an amount equal to the shareholder’s U.S. federal income tax rate multiplied by its foreign source taxable income. For this purpose, the Fund’s gains and losses from the sale of securities, and currency gains and losses, will generally be treated as derived from U.S. sources. In addition, this limitation must be applied separately to certain categories of foreign source income. As a consequence, certain shareholders may not be able to claim a foreign tax credit for the full amount of their proportionate share of foreign taxes paid by the Fund. A shareholder’s ability to claim a credit for foreign taxes paid by the Fund may also be limited by applicable holding period requirements.

 

[The Fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in the Subsidiary. That investment would provide the Fund with exposure to the VIX Index futures markets within the limitations of the federal tax requirement under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code.

 



 

If the IRS were to determine that income derived from VIX Index futures or from the Fund’s possible investment in the Subsidiary does not constitute qualifying income, and if such positions were upheld, the Fund might cease to qualify as a RIC and would be required to reduce its exposure to such investments, which may result in difficulty in implementing its investment strategy. If the Fund did not qualify as a RIC for any taxable year, the Fund’s taxable income would be subject to tax at the Fund level and to a further tax at the shareholder level when such income is distributed. In such event, in order to re-qualify for taxation as a RIC, the Fund may be required to recognize unrealized gains, pay substantial taxes and interest and make certain distributions. This would cause investors to incur higher tax liabilities than they otherwise would have incurred and would have a negative impact on Fund returns. In such event, the Fund’s Board may determine to reorganize or close the Fund or materially change the Fund’s investment objective and strategies.

 

The Subsidiary is classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes. A foreign corporation, such as the Subsidiary, will generally not be subject to U.S. federal income taxation unless it is deemed to be engaged in a U.S. trade or business. It is expected that the Subsidiary will conduct its activities in a manner so as to meet the requirements of a safe harbor under Section 864(b)(2) of the Code (the “Safe Harbor”) pursuant to which the Subsidiary, provided it is not a dealer in stocks, securities or commodities, may engage in the following activities without being deemed to be engaged in a U.S. trade or business: (1) trading in stocks or securities (including contracts to buy or sell securities) for its own account; and (2) trading, for its own account, in commodities that are “of a kind customarily dealt in on an organized commodity exchange” if the transaction is of a kind customarily consummated at such place. Thus, the Subsidiary’s securities trading activities should not constitute a U.S. trade or business. However, if certain of the Subsidiary’s activities were determined not to be of the type described in the Safe Harbor or if the Subsidiary’s gains are attributable to investments in securities that constitute U.S. real property interests (which is not expected), then the activities of the Subsidiary may constitute a U.S. trade or business, or be taxed as such.

 

The Fund would wholly-own the Subsidiary. A U.S. person who owns (directly, indirectly or constructively) 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of a foreign corporation is a “U.S. Shareholder” for purposes of the Subsidiary’s Controlled Foreign Corporation (“CFC”) provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. A foreign corporation is a CFC if, on any day of its taxable year, more than 50% of the voting power or value of its stock is owned (directly, indirectly or constructively) by “U.S. Shareholders.” As an investor in the Subsidiary, the Fund would be a U.S. person that would own all of the stock of the Subsidiary; as such, the Fund would be a “U.S. Shareholder” and the Subsidiary would be a CFC. As a “U.S. Shareholder,” the Fund will be required to include in its gross income for United States federal income tax purposes the Subsidiary’s “subpart F income” (defined, in part, below), whether or not such income would be distributed by the Subsidiary. It would be expected that all of the Subsidiary’s income would be “subpart F income.” “Subpart F income” generally includes interest, original issue discount, dividends, net gains from the disposition of stocks or securities, receipts with respect to securities loans and net payments received with respect to futures contracts. The Fund’s recognition of the Subsidiary’s “subpart F income” would increase the Fund’s tax basis in the Subsidiary. Distributions by the Subsidiary to the Fund would be tax-free, to the extent of its previously undistributed “subpart F income,” and correspondingly would reduce the Fund’s tax basis in the Subsidiary. “Subpart F income” generally is treated as ordinary income, regardless of the character of the Subsidiary’s underlying income.]

 

The foregoing discussion is a summary only and is not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning. Purchasers of Shares should consult their own tax advisors as to the tax consequences of investing in such Shares, including under federal, state, local and other tax laws. Finally, the foregoing discussion is based on applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, judicial authority and administrative interpretations in effect on the date hereof. Changes in applicable authority could materially affect the conclusions discussed above, and such changes often occur.

 

FEDERAL TAX TREATMENT OF FUTURES CONTRACTS

 

The Fund is required for federal income tax purposes to mark-to-market and recognize as income for each taxable year its net unrealized gains and losses on certain futures contracts as of the end of the year as well as those actually realized during the year. Gain or loss from futures contracts on broad-based indices required to be marked-to-market will be 60% long-term and 40% short-term capital gain or loss. Application of this rule may alter the timing and character of distributions to shareholders. The Fund may be required to defer the recognition of losses on futures contracts to the extent of any unrecognized gains on offsetting positions held by the Fund.

 

In order for the Fund to continue to qualify for federal income tax treatment as a RIC, at least 90% of its gross income for a taxable year must be derived from qualifying income, i.e., dividends, interest, income derived from loans or securities, gains from the sale of securities or of foreign currencies or other income derived with respect to the Fund’s business of investing in securities (including net income derived from an interest in certain “qualified publicly traded partnerships”). It is anticipated that any net gain realized from the closing out of futures contracts will be considered gain from the sale of securities or derived with respect to the Fund’s business of investing in securities and therefore will be qualifying income for purposes of the 90% gross income requirement.

 

The Fund distributes to shareholders at least annually any net capital gains which have been recognized for federal income tax purposes, including unrealized gains at the end of the Fund’s fiscal year on futures transactions. Such distributions are combined with distributions of capital gains realized on the Fund’s other investments and shareholders are advised on the nature of the distributions.

 



 

DETERMINATION OF NAV

 

The following information should be read in conjunction with the section in the Prospectus entitled “Net Asset Value.”

 

BNYM calculates the Fund’s NAV at the close of regular trading (normally 4:00 p.m., Eastern time) every day NYSE is open, provided that U.S. fixed-income assets may be valued as of the announced closing time for trading in fixed-income instruments on any day that the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association announces an early closing time. NAV is calculated by deducting all of the Fund’s liabilities from the total value of its assets and dividing the result by the number of Shares outstanding, rounding to the nearest cent. All valuations are subject to review by the Board or its delegate.

 

In determining NAV, expenses are accrued and applied daily and securities and other assets for which market quotations are available are valued at market value. Market value generally means a valuation (i) obtained from an exchange, a pricing service, or a major market maker (or dealer) or (ii) based on a price quotation or other equivalent indication of value supplied by an exchange, a pricing service, or a major market maker (or dealer) or (iii) based on amortized cost. Stocks and other equity securities are valued at the last sales price that day based on the official closing price of the exchange where the security is primarily traded. The NAV for the Fund is calculated and disseminated daily. The approximate value of Shares of the Fund, an amount representing on a per Share basis the sum of the current value of the Deposit Securities based on their then current market price and the estimated Cash Component, will be disseminated every 15 seconds throughout the trading day through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape Association.

 

If a security’s market price is not available or does not otherwise accurately reflect the fair value of the security, the security will be valued by another method that the Adviser believes will better reflect fair value in accordance with the Trust’s valuation policies and procedures approved by the Board. Money market securities maturing in 60 days or less will be valued at amortized cost. Securities regularly traded in an over-the-counter market are valued at the latest quoted sale price in such market. The Fund may use fair value pricing in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to, situations when the value of a security in the Fund’s portfolio has been materially affected by events occurring after the close of the market on which the security is principally traded (such as a corporate action or other news that may materially affect the price of a security) or trading in a security has been suspended or halted. The Adviser may use various pricing services or discontinue the use of any pricing service. A price obtained from a pricing service based on such pricing service’s valuation matrix may be considered a market valuation. When price quotes are not readily available, securities will be valued at fair value. Investments that may be valued at fair value include, among others, an unlisted security related to corporate actions, a restricted security, a security whose trading has been suspended from trading on its primary trading exchange, a security that is thinly traded, a security in default or bankruptcy proceedings for which there is no current market quotation and a security affected by a significant event, which event includes acts of terrorism, natural disasters, government action, armed conflict and significant market fluctuations. Fair value pricing involves subjective judgments and it is possible that fair value determined for each security is materially different than the value that could be realized upon the sale of that security.

 

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

 

The following information supplements and should be read in conjunction with the section in the Prospectus entitled “Dividends, Distributions and Taxes.”

 

General Policies. Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid annually by the Fund. Distributions of net realized securities gains, if any, generally are declared and paid once a year, but the Trust may make distributions on a more frequent basis. The Trust reserves the right to declare special distributions if, in its reasonable discretion, such action is necessary or advisable to preserve the status of the Fund as a RIC or to avoid imposition of income or excise taxes on undistributed income. Dividends and other distributions on Shares are distributed, as described below, on a pro rata basis to Beneficial Owners of the Shares. Dividend payments are made through DTC Participants and Indirect Participants to Beneficial Owners then of record with proceeds received from the Fund.

 

Dividend Reinvestment Service. No reinvestment service is provided by the Trust. Broker-dealers may make available the DTC book-entry Dividend Reinvestment Service for use by Beneficial Owners of the Fund for reinvestment of their dividend distributions. Beneficial Owners should contact their broker to determine the availability and costs of the service and the details of participation therein. Brokers may require Beneficial Owners to adhere to specific procedures and timetables.

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

 

Counsel. K&L Gates LLP, 70 W. Madison Street, Suite 3100, Chicago, Illinois 60602 and 1601 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, is counsel to the Trust.

 

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, One North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, serves as the Fund’s independent registered public accounting firm. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP audits the Fund’s financial statements and performs other related audit services.

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The Fund is new and has no performance history as of the date of this Prospectus. Financial information therefore is not available. The audited financial statements for the Fund will appear in the Trust’s Annual Report to shareholders when available. You may request a copy of the Trust’s Annual Report at no charge by calling 800.983.0903 during normal business hours.

 



 

APPENDIX A

 

INVESCO POWERSHARES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

 

PROXY VOTING POLICY—OVERVIEW

 

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (“Invesco PowerShares”) has adopted proxy voting policies with respect to securities owned by the exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) for which it serves as investment adviser and has the authority to vote proxies. Invesco PowerShares’ proxy voting policies are designed to ensure that proxies are voted in the best interests of an ETF. With respect to implementation of its proxy voting policies, Invesco PowerShares:

 

1)  applies its proxy voting policies consistently;

 

2)  documents the reasons for voting;

 

3)  maintains records of voting activities; and

 

4)  monitors to ensure voting recommendations of an independent service provider are in the best interests of shareholders.

 

Proxy Voting

 

Invesco PowerShares has retained Glass Lewis & Co. to provide in-depth proxy research and has retained Broadridge to provide vote execution and the recordkeeping services necessary for tracking proxy voting for the ETFs. Invesco PowerShares intends to vote according to Glass Lewis & Co.’s voting recommendations. Glass Lewis & Co. specializes in providing a variety of fiduciary-level services related to proxy voting. Please see Exhibit A, Glass Lewis & Co. Proxy Paper Policy Guidelines-An Overview of the Glass Lewis Approach to Proxy Advice 2008 Proxy Season.

 

Conflict of Interest

 

Invesco PowerShares maintains policies and procedures that are designed to prevent any relationship between the issuer of the proxy (or any shareholder of the issuer) and the Fund, the Fund’s affiliates (if any), Invesco PowerShares or Invesco PowerShares’ affiliates, from having undue influence on Invesco PowerShares’ proxy voting activity. A conflict of interest might exist, for example, when an issuer who is soliciting proxy votes also has a client relationship with Invesco PowerShares, when a client of Invesco PowerShares is involved in a proxy contest (such as a corporate director), or when one of Invesco PowerShares’ employees has a personal interest in a proxy matter. When a conflict of interest arises, in order to ensure that proxies are voted solely in the best interest of the Fund and its shareholders, Invesco PowerShares either will vote in accordance its written policies or engage an independent fiduciary as a further safeguard against potential conflicts of interest or as otherwise required by applicable law.

 

Share blocking

 

Invesco PowerShares may choose not to vote proxies in certain situations or for certain accounts either where it deems the cost of doing so to be prohibitive or where the exercise of voting rights could restrict the ability of an ETF’s portfolio manager to freely trade the security in question. For example, in accordance with local law or business practices, many foreign companies prevent the sale of shares that have been voted for a certain period beginning prior to the shareholder meeting and ending on the day following the meeting (“share blocking”). Due to these restrictions, Invesco PowerShares must balance the benefits of voting proxies against the potentially serious portfolio management consequences of a reduced flexibility to sell the underlying shares at the most advantageous time. For companies in countries with share blocking periods, the disadvantage of being unable to sell the stock regardless of changing conditions generally outweighs the advantages of voting at the shareholder meeting for routine items. Accordingly Invesco PowerShares will not vote those proxies in the absence of an unusual or significant vote.

 

Special Policy

 

With respect to the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio, PowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion Portfolio, PowerShares RiverFront Tactical Balanced Growth Portfolio, PowerShares RiverFront Tactical Growth & Income Portfolio, PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio, PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio, PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio, PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio and PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio, the Adviser will vote proxies in accordance with Section 12(d)(1)(E), which requires that the Adviser vote the shares in the portfolio of the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio, PowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion Portfolio, PowerShares RiverFront Tactical Balanced Growth Portfolio, PowerShares RiverFront Tactical Growth & Income Portfolio, PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio, PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio, PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio, PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio and PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio in the same proportion as the vote of all other holders of such security.

 



 

POWERSHARES ACTIVELY MANAGED EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND TRUST

 

PART C. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 28. Exhibits

 

(a)

 

Agreement and Declaration of Trust of the Registrant dated November 7, 2007.(1)

 

 

 

 

(b)

 

By-Laws of the Registrant.(6)

 

 

 

 

(d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Form of Investment Advisory Agreement between the Registrant and PowerShares Capital Management LLC.*

 

 

(2)

 

Amended and Restated Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement between Sub-Advisers and Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC.*

 

 

 

 

 

(e)

 

Form of Amended and Restated Master Distribution Agreement between the Registrant and Invesco Distributors, Inc.*

 

 

 

 

 

(g)

 

(1)

 

Form of Custody Agreement.*

 

(h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Form of Fund Administration and Accounting Agreement.*

 

 

(2)

 

Form of Participant Agreement between Invesco Distributors, Inc., The Bank of New York and the Participant.*

 

 

(5)

 

Form of Fund Transfer Agency Agreement.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Opinion and Consent of Clifford Chance US LLP with respect to PowerShares Active AlphaQ Fund, PowerShares Active Alpha Multi-Cap Fund, PowerShares Active Mega Cap Fund and PowerShares Active Low Duration Fund.(1)

 

 

 

(2)

 

Opinion and Consent of Clifford Chance US LLP with respect to PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund.(2)

 

 

(3)

 

Opinion and Consent of counsel with respect to PowerShares Commodity Rotation Portfolio.*

 

 

 

(4)

 

Opinion and Consent of counsel with respect to PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio.*

 

 

(5)

 

Opinion and Consent of counsel with respect to PowerShares Global Macro Portfolio, PowerShares Emerging Markets Equity Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Crude Oil Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Dividend Allocation Portfolio and PowerShares Absolute Return Allocation Portfolio.*

 

 

(6)

 

Opinion and Consent of counsel with respect to PowerShares China A-Share Portfolio.*

 

 

(7)

 

Consent of counsel (with respect to PowerShares Active Mega Cap Fund, PowerShares Active Low Duration Fund and PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund).(6)

 

 

 

 

 

(j)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm with respect to PowerShares Commodity Rotation Portfolio.*

 

 

(2)

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm with respect to PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio.*

 

 

(3)

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm with respect to PowerShares Global Macro Portfolio, PowerShares Emerging Markets Equity Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Crude Oil Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Dividend Allocation Portfolio and PowerShares Absolute Return Allocation Portfolio.*

 

 

(4)

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm with respect to PowerShares China A-Share Portfolio.*

 

(p)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Code of Ethics of the Registrant.(4)

 

 

 

(2)

 

Code of Ethics of Invesco Distributors, Inc.(1)

 



 

 

 

(3)

 

Code of Ethics of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC.(3)

 

 

(4)

 

Code of Ethics of Invesco Advisers, Inc.(3)

 

(q)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Powers of Attorney.(5)

 


*

 

To be filed by amendment.

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Incorporated by reference to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on March 24, 2008.

 

 

 

(2)

 

Incorporated by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 4 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on October 31, 2008.

 

 

 

(3)

 

Incorporated by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 25 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on February 28, 2011.

 

 

 

 

(4)

 

Incorporated by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 239 to the PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on August 12, 2011.

 

 

 

(5)

 

Incorporated by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 27 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on January 13, 2012.

 

 

 

(6)

 

Incorporated by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 29 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A, filed on February 28, 2012.

 

Item 29Persons Controlled by or Under Common Control with the Fund.

 

None.

 

Item 30. Indemnification.

 

Reference is made to Article IX of the Registrant’s Declaration of Trust:

 

The Registrant (also, the “Trust”) is organized as a Delaware business trust and is operated pursuant to a Declaration of Trust, dated November 7, 2007 (the “Declaration of Trust”), that subject to the exceptions and limitations contained in Section 9.5, every person who is, or has been, a Trustee, officer, or employee of the Trust, including persons who serve at the request of the Trust as directors, trustees, officers, employees or agents of another organization in which the Trust has an interest as a shareholder, creditor or otherwise (hereinafter referred to as a “Covered Person”), shall be indemnified by the Trust to the fullest extent permitted by law against liability and against all expenses reasonably incurred or paid by him or in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which he becomes involved as a party or otherwise by virtue of his being or having been such a Trustee, director, officer, employee or agent and against amounts paid or incurred by him in settlement thereof. No indemnification shall be provided hereunder to a Covered Person to the extent such indemnification is prohibited by applicable federal law. The rights of indemnification herein provided may be insured against by policies maintained by the Trust, shall be severable, shall not affect any other rights to which any Covered Person may now or hereafter be entitled, shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be such a Covered Person and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person. Subject to applicable federal law, expenses of preparation and presentation of a defense to any claim, action, suit or proceeding subject to a claim for indemnification under this Section 9.5 shall be advanced by the Trust prior to final disposition thereof upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the recipient to repay such amount if it is ultimately determined that he is not entitled to indemnification under this Section 9.5. To the extent that any determination is required to be made as to whether a Covered Person engaged in conduct for which indemnification is not provided as described herein, or as to whether there is reason to believe that a Covered Person ultimately will be found entitled to indemnification, the Person or Persons making the determination shall afford the Covered Person a rebuttable presumption that the Covered Person has not engaged in such conduct and that there is reason to believe that the Covered Person ultimately will be found entitled to indemnification. As used in this Section 9.5, the words “claim,” “action,” “suit” or “proceeding” shall apply to all claims, demands, actions, suits, investigations, regulatory inquiries, proceedings or any other occurrence of a similar nature, whether actual or threatened and whether civil, criminal, administrative or other, including appeals, and the words “liability” and “expenses” shall include without limitation, attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities.

 

Further Indemnification. Nothing contained herein shall affect any rights to indemnification to which any Covered Person or other Person may be entitled by contract or otherwise under law or prevent the Trust from entering into any contract to provide indemnification to any Covered Person or other Person. Without limiting the foregoing, the Trust may, in connection with the acquisition of assets subject to liabilities pursuant to Section 4.2 hereof or a reorganization or consolidation pursuant to Section 10.2

 



 

hereof, assume the obligation to indemnify any Person including a Covered Person or otherwise contract to provide such indemnification, and such indemnification shall not be subject to the terms of this Article IX.

 

Amendments and Modifications. Without limiting the provisions of Section 11.1(b) hereof, in no event will any amendment, modification or change to the provisions of this Declaration or the By-laws adversely affect in any manner the rights of any Covered Person to (a) indemnification under Section 9.5 hereof in connection with any proceeding in which such Covered Person becomes involved as a party or otherwise by virtue of being or having been a Trustee, officer or employee of the Trust or (b) any insurance payments under policies maintained by the Trust, in either case with respect to any act or omission of such Covered Person that occurred or is alleged to have occurred prior to the time such amendment, modification or change to this Declaration or the By-laws.

 

Item 31. Business and Other Connections of the Investment Adviser.

 

Reference is made to the caption “Management of the Fund” in the Prospectus constituting Part A which is included in this Registration Statement and “Management” in the Statement of Additional Information constituting Part B which is included in this Registration Statement.

 

The information as to the trustees and executive officers of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is set forth in Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC’s Form ADV, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and amended through the date hereof, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The information as to the trustees and executive officers of Invesco Advisers, Inc. is set forth in Invesco Advisers, Inc.’s Form ADV, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and amended through the date hereof, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 32. Principal Underwriters.

 

The sole principal underwriter for the Fund is Invesco Distributors, Inc., which acts as distributor for the Registrant and the following other funds:

 

AIM Counselor Series Trust (Invesco Counselor Series Trust)

Invesco California Tax-Free Income Fund

Invesco Core Plus Bond Fund

Invesco Equally-Weighted S&P 500 Fund

Invesco Floating Rate Fund

Invesco S&P 500 Index Fund

Invesco Global Real Estate Income Fund

Invesco U.S. Quantitative Core Fund

Invesco Van Kampen American Franchise Fund

 

Invesco Van Kampen Equity and Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Growth and Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Pennsylvania Tax Free Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Small Cap Growth Fund

 

AIM Equity Funds (Invesco Equity Funds)

Invesco Charter Fund

Invesco Constellation Fund

Invesco Disciplined Equity Fund

Invesco Diversified Dividend Fund

Invesco Summit Fund

 

AIM Funds Group (Invesco Funds Group)

Invesco European Small Company Fund

Invesco Global Core Equity Fund

Invesco International Small Company Fund

Invesco Small Cap Equity Fund

 

AIM Growth Series (Invesco Growth Series)

Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement Now Fund

Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement 2020 Fund

Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement 2030 Fund

Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement 2040 Fund

Invesco Balanced-Risk Retirement 2050 Fund

Invesco Convertible Securities Fund

Invesco Global Quantitative Core Fund

Invesco Growth Allocation Fund

 



 

Invesco Income Allocation Fund

Invesco International Allocation Fund

Invesco Mid Cap Core Equity Fund

Invesco Moderate Allocation Fund

Invesco Conservative Allocation Fund

Invesco Small Cap Growth Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Leaders Fund

Invesco Van Kampen U.S. Mortgage Fund

 

AIM International Mutual Funds (Invesco International Mutual Funds)

Invesco Asia Pacific Growth Fund

Invesco European Growth Fund

Invesco Global Growth Fund

Invesco Global Small & Mid Cap Growth Fund

Invesco International Core Equity Fund

Invesco International Growth Fund

Invesco Global Opportunities Fund

Invesco Select Opportunities Fund

 

AIM Investment Funds (Invesco Investment Funds)

Invesco Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Invesco Balanced-Risk Commodities Strategy Fund

Invesco China Fund

Invesco Developing Markets Fund

Invesco Emerging Market Local Currency Debt Fund

Invesco Endeavor Fund

Invesco Global Health Care Fund

Invesco International Total Return Fund

Invesco Pacific Growth Fund

Invesco Premium Income Fund

Invesco Select Companies Fund

Invesco Emerging Markets Equity Fund

 

AIM Investment Securities Funds (Invesco Investment Securities Funds)

Invesco Dynamics Fund

Invesco Global Real Estate Fund

Invesco High Yield Fund

Invesco High Yield Securities Fund

Invesco Limited Maturity Treasury Fund

Invesco Money Market Fund

Invesco Municipal Bond Fund

Invesco Real Estate Fund

Invesco Short Term Bond Fund

Invesco U.S. Government Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Corporate Bond Fund

 

AIM Sector Funds (Invesco Sector Funds)

Invesco Energy Fund

Invesco Gold & Precious Metals Fund

Invesco Leisure Fund

Invesco Technology Fund

Invesco Technology Sector Fund

Invesco Utilities Fund

Invesco Van Kampen American Value Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Comstock Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Mid Cap Growth Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Small Cap Value Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Value Opportunities Fund

 

AIM Tax-Exempt Funds (Invesco Tax-Exempt Funds)

Invesco Tax-Exempt Cash Fund

Invesco Tax-Free Intermediate Fund

Invesco Van Kampen High Yield Municipal Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Intermediate Term Municipal Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Municipal Income Fund

 



 

Invesco Van Kampen New York Tax Free Income Fund

 

AIM Treasurer’s Series Trust (Invesco Treasurer’s Series Trust)

Premier Portfolio

Premier Tax-Exempt Portfolio

Premier U.S. Government Money Portfolio

 

AIM Variable Insurance Funds (Invesco Variable Insurance Funds)

Invesco V.I. Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Value Opportunities Fund

Invesco V.I. Core Equity Fund

Invesco V.I. Diversified Dividend Fund

Invesco V.I. Diversified Income Fund

Invesco V.I. Global Health Care Fund

Invesco V.I. Global Real Estate Fund

Invesco V.I. Government Securities Fund

Invesco V.I. High Yield Fund

Invesco V.I. High Yield Securities Fund

Invesco V.I. International Growth Fund

Invesco V.I. Mid Cap Core Equity Fund

Invesco V.I. Money Market Fund

Invesco V.I. S&P 500 Index Fund

Invesco V.I. Equally-Weighted S&P 500 Fund

Invesco V.I. Small Cap Equity Fund

Invesco V.I. Technology Fund

Invesco V.I. Utilities Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. American Franchise Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Comstock

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Equity and Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Global Core Equity Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Growth and Income Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Mid Cap Growth Fund

Invesco Van Kampen V.I. Mid Cap Value Fund

 

Invesco Prime Income Trust

Invesco Van Kampen Senior Loan Fund

Invesco Van Kampen Exchange Fund

 

Short-Term Investments Trust

Government & Agency Portfolio

Government Tax Advantage Portfolio

Liquid Assets Portfolio

STIC Prime Portfolio

Tax-Free Cash Reserve Portfolio

Treasury Portfolio

 

PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II

PowerShares India Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

 


**Please note that PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust is also distributed by Invesco Distributors, Inc., but it is not included in this list because it is the registrant filing the N-1A.

 

NAME AND PRINCIPAL

 

POSITIONS AND OFFICES WITH

 

POSITIONS AND OFFICES WITH

BUSINESS ADDRESS*

 

REGISTRANT

 

UNDERWRITER

Robert C. Brooks

 

None

 

Director

John S. Cooper

 

None

 

Director & President

William Hoppe, Jr.

 

None

 

Director & Executive Vice President

John M. Zerr

 

Chief Legal Officer

 

Senior Vice President & Secretary

David A. Hartley

 

None

 

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Miranda O’Keefe

 

None

 

Chief Compliance Officer

Yinka Akinsola

 

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer

 

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer

 



 


* The principal business address for all directors and executive officers is Invesco Distributors, Inc., 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77046-1173.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 33. Location of Accounts and Records.

 

The books, accounts and other documents required by Section 31(a) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules promulgated thereunder are maintained in the physical possession of The Bank of New York, 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286.

 

Item 34. Management Services.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 35. Undertakings.

 

None.

 



 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Fund certifies that it meets all requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement under Rule 485(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Wheaton and State of Illinois, on the 13th day of August, 2012.

 

 

PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Andrew Schlossberg

 

 

Title: Andrew Schlossberg, President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities indicated on the dates indicated.

 

SIGNATURE

 

TITLE

 

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Andrew Schlossberg

 

President

 

August 13, 2012

Andrew Schlossberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Sheri Morris

 

Treasurer

 

August 13, 2012

Sheri Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Anna Paglia

 

Secretary

 

August 13, 2012

Anna Paglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ H. Bruce Bond

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

H. Bruce Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Ronn R. Bagge

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Ronn R. Bagge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Todd J. Barre

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Todd J. Barre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Kevin M. Carome

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Kevin M. Carome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Marc M. Kole

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Marc M. Kole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Philip M. Nussbaum

 

Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Philip M. Nussbaum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*/s/ Donald H. Wilson

 

Chairman and Trustee

 

August 13, 2012

Donald H. Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*By: /s/ Anna Paglia

 

 

 

August 13, 2012

Anna Paglia

 

 

 

 

Attorney-In-Fact

 

 

 

 

 

*           Anna Paglia signs pursuant to powers of attorney filed with Post-Effective Amendment No. 27 and incorporated by reference herein.