UBS Investment Bank announced that today is the first day of trading on the NYSE Arca® for the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (NYSE:CEFL). CEFL is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the ISE High Income™ Index (the “Index”), reduced by investor fees.
|Income Potential||Variable monthly coupon linked to 2 times the cash distributions, if any, on the Index constituents|
|2x Index Yield1||19.40%|
|Underlying Index ISE High||Income™ Index|
|Leverage||2x leverage that is reset monthly, not daily|
CEFL Offers Investors:
- Significant income potential in the form of a variable monthly coupon linked to 2 times the cash distributions, if any, on the Index constituents. If the Index constituents do not make distributions, then investors will not receive any coupons.
- Monthly compounded 2x leveraged exposure to an index comprised of 30 closed-end funds that vary by asset class, investment strategy, asset manager and investment region.
- Potential for price appreciation as the closed-end funds in the Index are selected, in part, on the basis of their share price discount from net asset value.
“The index tracked by CEFL selects and ranks the 30 component closed-end funds on the basis of their income yield and their discount from NAV,” said Paul Somma, Senior ETRACS Structurer. “So CEFL is expected to provide investors significant income potential, as well as the opportunity for price appreciation, all by way of a single, exchange-traded security.”
About the ISE High Income™ Index
The ISE High Income™ Index (the “Index”) measures the performance of 30 U.S. closed-end funds, as selected and ranked by the Index sponsor in accordance with the Index methodology. To be eligible for inclusion in the Index, a fund must be domiciled in the U.S., be listed on a U.S. securities exchange and satisfy minimum market capitalization and liquidity requirements. Each eligible fund is ranked in descending order in accordance with a multivariate ranking scheme based on three factors: yield; share price discount from net asset value; and trading liquidity, with the 30 highest-ranking funds included in the Index. The Index constituent weights are determined by a modified linear weighting methodology that results in higher-ranked funds receiving a greater Index weighting than lower-ranked funds. The Index is rebalanced yearly to ensure that Index constituents do not exceed Index target weightings. The Index is a price return index (i.e., the reinvestment of dividends is not reflected in the Index; rather, any cash distributions on the Index constituents are reflected in the variable monthly coupon that may be paid to investors of CEFL). The Index was created on April 11, 2013 and, therefore, has no performance history prior to that date.
Asset Managers Represented in the Index*
|Allianz / PIMCO||Clough||GAMCO||Nuveen|
|BlackRock||Eaton Vance||ING||Wells Fargo|
* Managers listed above are either advisors to or actual portfolio managers of one or more Index constituents.
Source: International Securities Exchange, LLC, as of November 30, 2013
Top 10 Index Constituents
|Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II||EOS||4.90%|
|Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund||ETY||4.81%|
|AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund||NFJ||4.76%|
|Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund||EXG||4.68%|
|Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write Opportunities Fund||ETW||4.67%|
|BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust||BOE||4.61%|
|BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc.||CII||4.58%|
|BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust||BDJ||4.56%|
|BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust||BGY||4.55%|
|Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund||ETV||4.53%|
Source: International Securities Exchange, LLC, as of November 30, 2013
1 This figure is equal to 2 times the Index Yield calculated as of November 30, 2013 by the sponsor of the Index, International Securities Exchange, LLC. Investors are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETN.
For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to www.etracs.com.
ETRACS ETNs are exchange-traded notes, an innovative class of investment products offering access to markets and strategies that may not be readily available to investors, and offer unique diversification opportunities in a number of different sectors. ETRACS ETNs may offer:
- Access to asset classes with historically low correlations to more traditional asset classes
- Convenience of an exchange-traded security
- Transparent exposure to a published index
ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG, are traded on NYSE Arca®, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs involves risks including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor's principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS AG. You are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under "Risk Factors" in the applicable product supplement and pricing supplement for the ETRACS ETNs in which you are interested.
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