This document has been issued by Goldman Sachs International, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Offering Documents


This material is provided at your request for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such a solicitation is unlawful or to any person to whom it is unlawful. It only contains selected information with regards to the fund and does not constitute an offer to buy shares in the fund. Prior to an investment, prospective investors should carefully read the latest Key Investor Information Document (KIID) as well as the offering documentation, including but not limited to the fund’s prospectus which contains inter alia a comprehensive disclosure of applicable risks. The relevant articles of association, prospectus, supplement, KIID and latest annual/semi-annual report are available free of charge from the fund’s paying and information agent and/or from your financial adviser.


Distribution of Shares


Shares of the fund may not be registered for public distribution in a number of jurisdictions (including but not limited to any Latin American, African or Asian countries). Therefore, the shares of the fund must not be marketed or offered in or to residents of any such jurisdictions unless such marketing or offering is made in compliance with applicable exemptions for the private placement of collective investment schemes and other applicable jurisdictional rules and regulations.


Investment Advice and Potential Loss


Financial advisers generally suggest a diversified portfolio of investments. The fund described herein does not represent a diversified investment by itself. This material must not be construed as investment or tax advice. Prospective investors should consult their financial and tax adviser before investing in order to determine whether an investment would be suitable for them.
An investor should only invest if he/she has the necessary financial resources to bear a complete loss of this investment.

Swing Pricing


Please note that the fund operates a swing pricing policy. Investors should be aware that from time to time this may result in the fund performing differently compared to the reference benchmark based solely on the effect of swing pricing rather than price developments of underlying instruments.


Key Risks for Goldman Sachs Access China Government Bond UCITS ETF

  • Market risk - the value of assets in the Sub-Fund is typically dictated by a number of factors, including the confidence levels of the market in which they are traded.
  • Operational risk - material losses to the Sub-Fund may arise as a result of human error, system and/or process failures, inadequate procedures or controls.
  • Liquidity risk - the Sub-Fund may not always find another party willing to purchase an asset that the Sub-Fund wants to sell which could impact the Sub-Fund's ability to meet redemption requests on demand.
  • Exchange rate risk - changes in exchange rates may reduce or increase the returns an investor might expect to receive independent of the performance of such assets. If applicable, investment techniques used to attempt to reduce the risk of currency movements (hedging), may not be effective. Hedging also involves additional risks associated with derivatives.
  • Custodian risk - insolvency, breaches of duty of care or misconduct of a custodian or sub-custodian responsible for the safekeeping of the SubFund's assets can result in loss to the Sub-Fund.
  • Interest rate risk - when interest rates rise, bond prices fall, reflecting the ability of investors to obtain a more attractive rate of interest on their money elsewhere. Bond prices are therefore subject to movements in interest rates which may move for a number of reasons, political as well as economic.
  • Credit risk - The failure of a counterparty or an issuer of a financial asset held within the Sub-Fund to meet its payment obligations will have a negative impact on the Sub-Fund.
  • Derivatives risk - derivative instruments are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the underlying asset that they are based on. Certain derivatives may result in losses greater than the amount originally invested.
  • Counterparty risk - a party that the Sub-Fund transacts with may fail to meet its obligations which could cause losses.
  • Emerging markets risk - emerging markets are likely to bear higher risk due to lower liquidity and possible lack of adequate financial, legal, social, political and economic structures, protection and stability as well as uncertain tax positions.
  • Index tracking error risk - the performance of the Sub-Fund may not generally follow and may be very different from the performance of the Index. The anticipated tracking error has been calculated using historical data and therefore may not capture all factors that will impact a Sub-Fund's actual performance against its reference index.
  • Risks associated with investments in China: The Sub-Fund's operations and financial results could be adversely affected by adjustments in the PRC's state plans, political, economic and social conditions, changes in the policies of the PRC government and laws and regulations, in particular where investments are made through any of the investment regime introduced by the PRC government.
  • For more detailed information on the risks associated with an investment in the Sub-Fund, please refer to the section in the Prospectus entitled “Risk Considerations” and discuss with your professional advisers.

Key Risks for Goldman Sachs China Opportunity Equity Portfolio

  • Market risk - the value of assets in the Portfolio is typically dictated by a number of factors, including the confidence levels of the market in which they are traded.
  • Stock Connect - Stock Connect is a new trading programme and the relevant regulations are untested and subject to change. Investments through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect are subject to additional risks, including amongst others, quota limitations, restrictions on selling imposed by frontend monitoring, ownership of securities held on Stock Connect applicable to certain rules, participation in corporate actions and shareholders' meetings, non-protection by any investor compensation scheme, differences in trading day, operational risk, recalling of eligible stocks and trading restrictions, trading costs (including tax), local market rules, foreign shareholding restrictions and disclosure obligations, clearing, settlement and custody risk, currency risk and default risk.
  • Operational risk - material losses to the Portfolio may arise as a result of human error, system and/or process failures, inadequate procedures or controls.
  • Liquidity risk - the Portfolio may not always find another party willing to purchase an asset that the Portfolio wants to sell which could impact the Portfolio's ability to meet redemption requests on demand.
  • Exchange rate risk - changes in exchange rates may reduce or increase the returns an investor might expect to receive independent of the performance of such assets. If applicable, investment techniques used to attempt to reduce the risk of currency movements (hedging), may not be effective. Hedging also involves additional risks associated with derivatives.
  • Custodian risk - insolvency, breaches of duty of care or misconduct of a custodian or sub-custodian responsible for the safekeeping of the Portfolio's assets can result in loss to the Portfolio.
  • Derivatives risk - derivative instruments are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the underlying asset that they are based on. Certain derivatives may result in losses greater than the amount originally invested.
  • Counterparty risk - a party that the Portfolio transacts with may fail to meet its obligations which could cause losses.
  • Emerging markets risk - emerging markets are likely to bear higher risk due to lower liquidity and possible lack of adequate financial, legal, social, political and economic structures, protection and stability as well as uncertain tax positions.
  • Risks associated with investments in China: The Portfolio's operations and financial results could be adversely affected by adjustments in the PRC's state plans, political, economic and social conditions, changes in the policies of the PRC government and laws and regulations, in particular where investments are made through any of the investment regime introduced by the PRC government.
  • For more detailed information on the risks associated with an investment in the Portfolio, please refer to the section in the Prospectus entitled “Risk Considerations” and discuss with your professional advisers.

Emerging markets securities may be less liquid and more volatile and are subject to a number of additional risks, including but not limited to currency fluctuations and political instability.

Capital is at risk.

Backtested performance results do not represent the results of actual trading using client assets. They do not reflect the reinvestment of dividends, the deduction of any fees, commissions or any other expenses a client would have to pay. If GSAM had managed your account during the period, it is highly improbable that your account would have been managed in a similar fashion due to differences in economic and market conditions.

Diversification does not protect an investor from market risk and does not ensure a profit.

This document has been issued by Goldman Sachs International, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

The (name of the “Fund”) is an open-ended Index Tracking Sub-Fund of Goldman Sachs ETF ICAV which is an umbrella fund constituted as an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle under the laws of Ireland with segregated liability between sub-funds and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011 (as amended)).

The UCITS ETF will publicly disclose its complete holdings on a daily basis. Details of the UCITS ETF’s holdings and full disclosure policy are available at www.gsam.com. The indicative net asset values (iNAVs) are disseminated and are displayed on major market data vendor terminals, including Bloomberg and Reuters.

Offering Documents

This material is provided at your request for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such a solicitation is unlawful or to any person to whom it is unlawful. It only contains selected information with regards to the fund and does not constitute an offer to buy shares in the fund. Prior to an investment, prospective investors should carefully read the latest Key Investor Information Document (KIID) as well as the offering documentation, including but not limited to the fund’s prospectus which contains inter alia a comprehensive disclosure of applicable risks. The relevant articles of association, prospectus, supplement, KIID and latest annual/semi-annual report are available free of charge from the fund’s paying and information agent and/or from your financial adviser. Investors should be aware that the price of Shares may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back any of the amount invested. The difference at any one time between the subscription and redemption price of Shares means that an investment in any Sub-Fund should be viewed as long term.

Distribution of the Fund

The fund may not have been registered or will not be registered for public distribution in a number of jurisdictions (including but not limited to any Latin American, African or Asian countries). Therefore, the fund must not be marketed or offered in or to residents of any such jurisdictions unless such marketing or offering is made in compliance with applicable exemptions for the private placement of collective investment schemes and other applicable jurisdictional rules and regulations.

Investment Advice and Potential Loss

Financial advisers generally suggest a diversified portfolio of investments. The fund described herein does not represent a diversified investment by itself. This material must not be construed as investment or tax advice. Prospective investors should consult their financial and tax adviser before investing in order to determine whether an investment would be suitable for them. An investor should only invest if he/she has the necessary financial resources to bear a complete loss of this investment.

Investment Not Insured

Investment into the fund is not insured or guaranteed by any Government agency, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Company, and is not the same as placing funds on deposit with a bank or deposit-taking company.

In the United Kingdom, this material is a financial promotion and has been approved by Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE assists Goldman Sachs International in its activity in Germany and Austria.


THIS MATERIAL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT WOULD BE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLAWFUL TO DO SO.

Prospective investors should inform themselves as to any applicable legal requirements and taxation and exchange control regulations in the countries of their citizenship, residence or domicile which might be relevant.

This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. This material is not intended to be used as a general guide to investing, or as a source of any specific investment recommendations, and makes no implied or express recommendations concerning the manner in which any client’s account should or would be handled, as appropriate investment strategies depend upon the client’s investment objectives.


Although certain information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy, completeness or fairness. We have relied upon and assumed without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information available from public sources.


Any reference to a specific company or security does not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or directly invest in the company or its securities. It should not be assumed that investment decisions made in the future will be profitable or will equal the performance of the securities discussed in this document.


References to indices, benchmarks or other measures of relative market performance over a specified period of time are provided for your information only and do not imply that the portfolio will achieve similar results. The index composition may not reflect the manner in which a portfolio is constructed. While an adviser seeks to design a portfolio which reflects appropriate risk and return features, portfolio characteristics may deviate from those of the benchmark.


Economic and market forecasts presented herein reflect a series of assumptions and judgments as of the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice. These forecasts do not take into account the specific investment objectives, restrictions, tax and financial situation or other needs of any specific client. Actual data will vary and may not be reflected here. These forecasts are subject to high levels of uncertainty that may affect actual performance. Accordingly, these forecasts should be viewed as merely representative of a broad range of possible outcomes. These forecasts are estimated, based on assumptions, and are subject to significant revision and may change materially as economic and market conditions change. Goldman Sachs has no obligation to provide updates or changes to these forecasts. Case studies and examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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This is marketing material for financial instruments.

This document is provided to you by Goldman Sachs Bank AG, Zürich. Any future contractual relationships will be entered into with affiliates of Goldman Sachs Bank AG, which are domiciled outside of Switzerland. We would like to remind you that foreign (Non-Swiss) legal and regulatory systems may not provide the same level of protection in relation to client confidentiality and data protection as offered to you by Swiss law.

The prospectus, KIID, the articles, the annual and semi-annual reports of the Fund may be obtained free of charge from the Swiss Representative. In respect of the Shares distributed in Switzerland to Qualified Investors, the place of performance and the place of jurisdiction is at the registered office of the Swiss Representative.

Swiss Representative: FIRST INDEPENDENT FUND SERVICES LTD, Klausstrasse 33, CH – 8008 Zurich

Paying Agent: GOLDMAN SACHS BANK AG, Claridenstrasse 25, CH-8002 Zurich