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Caixin Insight and Rayliant Global Advisors Team Up to Launch the CSI Caixin Bedrock Economy Index and CSI Caixin New Economic Engine Index

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Caixin Smart Beta, a joint venture between Caixin Insight and Rayliant Global Advisors, has announced the launch of two smart beta Chinese equity indices in partnership with the China Securities Index Co. (CSI). The indices, called CSI Caixin Bedrock Economy Index and CSI Caixin New Economic Engine Index, are scheduled to open on Dec. 23, 2016.

The new smart beta indices will provide investors with a unique and valuable toolset to participate in the growth of the Chinese economy. Each smart beta index is designed to track a distinct driver of Chinese economic growth. The CSI Caixin Bedrock Economy Index will concentrate on steady growth through modernization and core economic expansion, while the CSI Caixin New Economic Engine Index will focus on disruptive innovation and high growth.

Both indices are built with implementation in mind and are intended to support the investment needs of retail and institutional investors through products such as ETFs, funds, and segregated accounts.

The CSI Caixin Bedrock Economy Index is constructed by selecting the highest quality publicly listed enterprises as measured by their financial strength and economic scale. These companies represent the sphere of large and fundamentally strong businesses that will thrive as China's economy expands. The CSI Caixin New Economic Engine Index is constructed by selecting the strongest, fastest-growing emerging listed companies as measured by R&D investment and financial health. These companies represent the promise of technology-led economic growth in China.

About Caixin Smart Beta:

Caixin Smart Beta is a newly formed joint venture between Caixin Insight Group and Rayliant Global Advisors. This partnership brings together the vast data, research, and publishing capabilities across the Caixin family of companies and combines it with the smart beta and index-building expertise of Rayliant Global Advisors. Dr. Jason Hsu serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Index Architect for the newly formed company. Dr. Hsu is also the founder and chairman of Rayliant Global Advisors and co-founder and Vice-Chairman of Research Affiliates.

About Caixin Insight Group:

Caixin Insight Group was founded by Caixin Media Group's Editor-in-Chief Hu Shuli, along with support from senior leaders within academia and the financial services industry. The mission of Caixin Insight Group is to be the highest quality Chinese business and financial information services provider to global institutions. The goal is to aid in the healthy development of the Chinese capital markets.

Media Contacts:

Caixin Smart Beta:

Broken Tuan

Tel: +86 135-0128-8551

broken.tuan@rayliant.com

Caixin Insight Group:

Amanda Luo

Tel: 021-33830502-221

amanda.luo@cebm.com.cn

Caixin Media:

Yuhan Zhao

Tel:010-8590-5048

Email:yuhanzhao@caixin.com

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