The Index reflects the performance of a virtual investment managed on the basis of a Strategy. This Strategy is determined by the Index Sponsor and the Index Sponsor is solely responsible for it. The Index Calculation Agent neither advises nor assists the Index Sponsor in connection with the preparation or implementation of the Strategy. The Strategy of the Index Sponsor aims to select mainly listed equities from companies which the Index Sponsor deems to be innovative or in areas with high growth potential and which are either based in China or have China revenues representing a sizeable share of total revenues. ETFs may be used for a consolidated coverage of themes or areas with regards to Chinese growth or innovation sectors. Futures and Options may be used for hedging of single Stocks or ETF exposure. Options may also be used to generate yield or participate in the performance of the underlying asset. FX exposures across various currencies are only hedged on a discretionary basis of the Index Sponsor which in such a case will use FX Forwards, Swaps and Futures. Structured Products may be used for cash management purposes.