2022-09-01 | Press release | CT Investments will launch the first K-POP ETF in the United States

KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF will begin trading on the NYSE Arca Exchange on Thursday, September 1 under the symbol KPOP (NYSE Arca: KPOP)

CT Investments, a subsidiary of Contents Technologies, today announced the launch of the KPOP ETF and Korea Entertainment on the NYSE Arca exchange on September 1, 2022. With the launch of the KPOP ETF and Korea Entertainment, investors now have the opportunity companies listed on the Korea Exchange in the entertainment and interactive media sectors that are exposed to the potential growth of K-pop and the Korean content industry in general.

The KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF begins trading on Thursday, September 1, 2022 on the NYSE Arca exchange under the symbol KPOP.

The KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF (NYSE Arca: KPOP) seeks to provide results that, before fees and expenses, generally correspond to the total return performance of the KPOP Index, which is designed to provide exposure to entertainment and activities interactives listed on the Korea Exchange. media and service companies engaged in K-pop activities. The KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF targets weightings between 70% and 80% in the entertainment industry and between 20% and 30% in the interactive media and services industry and the index is rebalanced quarterly.

Jangwon Lee, CEO of CT Investments and Contents Technologies, said that “K-pop, which has become a global buzzword, has become part of the mainstream culture for fans in Korea as well as around the world.” He added, “We are launching this ETF to provide global fans who love K-pop the opportunity to participate in the potential growth and development of the K-pop industry as well as investors to access the companies listed in Korea that are driving the future. of the global content industry forward.”

International music record sales from Korean entertainment companies topped $221 million in 2021, up from $24 million in 2012, with significant growth coming from some of the world’s largest music markets in North America and Europe, reinforcing K-pop’s tendency to resonate with mainstream culture.1 “The global K-pop market is still at an early stage of growth and the KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF will provide thematic exposure to key companies in the Korean entertainment and media industry that stand to benefit from this secular trend”, ” said Jangwon Lee.

For more information on KPOP and Korean Entertainment ETF, please visit kpopetf.com.

About CT Investments

Founded in 2022, CT Investments is a wholly owned subsidiary and asset management arm of Contents Technologies.

About content technologies

Founded in 2020, Contents Technologies (CT) is a next-generation content company that builds and invests in IP as well as technology/finance/services focused businesses within the content value chain. CT is committed to innovation, technology, art, entrepreneurship and the provision of services that can expand business opportunities for creators and artists, as well as provide unique experiences to expand fan engagement. CT currently acquires and manages one of the largest music copyright and neighboring rights portfolios in South Korea and has made strategic investments in music production, music technology, creator economy, visual effects , Web3 and games.


Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a prospectus or simplified prospectus containing this and other information about the Fund, please visit our website at kpopetf.com. Read the prospectus or simplified prospectus carefully before investing.

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Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC. acts as the Fund’s investment advisor. The Fund is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., (SIDCO) 1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456. SIDCO is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC. or CT Investments, Inc.

1 Song, Bumyong. K-pop has gone global. Mirae Asset Securities, 2022.

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