Expat Hungary BUX UCITS ETF

Risk profile: High-risk

Investment focus: Shares of the BUX Index on the Budapest Stock Exchange

Minimum investment: None

Expat Hungary BUX UCITS ETF is an exchange-traded fund which tracks the performance of the BUX Index on the Budapest Stock Exchange, using the direct physical replication method. It is listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA). It is suitable for Bulgarian and foreign investors who want a liquid and diversified exposure to the Hungarian market and the region as a whole.

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The indicative net asset value of the ETF (iNAV) can be found here (ISIN iNAV DE000A2LZVY4).

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF, Exchange-Traded Funds) invest in shares of companies in a particular index or sector, or in commodities, etc. Expat Hungary BUX UCITS ETF invests in the shares of the companies included in the BUX Index. This is the main equity index of the Budapest Stock Exchange and consists of 16 companies. The ETF invests in all BUX companies in proportions closely matching those of the index and within the legal limitations. The return of the fund follows that of the index – i.e. if the Hungarian market goes up, the market value of the ETF shares would increase proportionally.

The ETF is an open-ended passively managed collective investment scheme. The fund does not pay dividend. The profit is reinvested, and this increases the net asset value of the fund to the benefit of investors.

Eligible investors can buy and sell their ETF shares directly from and to the ETF in the primary market, while all investors can trade the ETF's shares on the stock exchange (the secondary market).

Expat Hungary BUX UCITS ETF was licensed by the Financial Supervision Commission on Jan 4, 2018. It is organized in full compliance with the EU UCITS directive.


  • An easy and transparent way for investing in the Hungarian stock market. Investors buy all the companies from the BUX Index. The portfolio of the index ETF is published and updated daily on the Expat’s website.
  • Diversification. Investors gain exposure to the largest and most liquid stocks on the Budapest Stock Exchange. Diversification lowers the volatility of the investment.
  • Superior liquidity. The market makers of the fund maintain buy and sell quotes and ensure that the shares can be traded at any time. The primary market for purchase and redemption of shares is also open every day to larger qualified investors.
  • Easy to follow. There is no need to devote time and resources to analyze, pick and follow individual stocks. Index investing is a convenient and efficient macro play.
  • No income tax for investors. Capital gains (profits) from UCITS-compliant vehicles are exempt from taxation in Bulgaria.
  • No corporate taxation for the ETF. UCITS-compliant vehicles, such as the index ETF, are exempt from corporate taxation in Bulgaria.
  • Low transaction fees. It is cheaper to invest in one instrument rather than in shares of multiple companies. There are no taxes in Bulgaria when buying and selling shares, only brokerage and settlement commissions.
  • European regulation. The ETF is fully compliant with the UCITS directive of the European Union.


The fund is exposed to market and currency risk – the possibility of losses due to adverse changes in the value of the reference indices and unhedged exposure to the currency of the reference indices against the euro. Other risk factors:

  • The net asset value of the shares and their returns may fall, the returns are not guaranteed, and the investors take the risk that they may get back less than they originally invested.
  • Unusual circumstances such as trading obstruction on the stock exchange, surcharges, extremely volatile markets and others can lead to significant differences between the performance of the Fund and the performance of the Index.
  • Liquidity – the risk under certain conditions that it becomes difficult or impossible to sell portfolio holdings.
  • Other risks – credit risk, interest risk, tax risk, regulatory risk, political risk, operational risk, price risk, currency risk, concentration risk, systemic risk, risk of the passive fund management, risk of corporate events, tracking error risk, events that affect the Reference Index, etc.

More information about risks can be found in the Prospectus of each fund.


Ξ Portfolio Structure & Basket of Securities as of 17 June 2024 Ξ



Summary as of 20.06.2024
Net asset value per share EUR 0.8369
Net asset value EUR 100 424.68
Number of outstanding shares 120 000
Number of shares as of 20.06.2024
Number of shares already issued 120 000
New shares ordered for issuance in settlement 10 000
Shares ordered for redemption 30 000
Total number of shares 100 000
Orders on the primary market submitted by 3 p.m. on 20.06.2024
Orders for purchase of shares (number of shares) 30 000
Orders for redemption of shares (number of shares) 10 000
Yield (%)
Since the beginning of the year +8.24%
For the previous year +37.85%
Since the beginning of the public offering (annualized) -2.75%

Net asset value per share, in EUR

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Expat Hungary BUX UCITS ETF NAV per unit compared to BUX Index close price – normalized to start at 1

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Managing company

Expat Asset Management Sofia, 96A G. S. Rakovski Str. Tel.: +359 2 980 1881 Fax: +359 2 980 7472 E-mail: office@expat.bg Web: www.expat.bg


Eurobank Bulgaria Sofia, 260 Okolovrasten pat Blvd. Tel.: +359 2 816 6215 Fax: +359 2 988 8191 E-mail: custody@postbank.bg Web: www.postbank.bg


Bulgarian Stock Exchange Sofia, 6 Tri ushi Str. Tel.: +359 2 937 0934 Fax: +359 2 937 0946 E-mail: bse@bse-sofia.bg Web: www.bse-sofia.bg


Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA) 4 Börsenplatz, Frankfurt, Germany Tel.: +49 69 211 18310 E-mail: boerse-frankfurt@deutsche-boerse.com Web: www.boerse-frankfurt.de


Benchmark Finance Sofia, 19 Viskyar planina Str. Tel.: +359 2 625 481 Fax: +359 2 625 388 E-mail: office@benchmark.bg Web: www.benchmark.bg


Lang & Schwarz Breite Strasse 34, 40213 Duesseldorf Tel.: +49 211 138 40 404 E-mail: public-relations@ls-d.de Web: www.ls-d.de

Floor specialist for Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Steubing AG Goethestraße 29 , D-60313 Frankfurt am Main Tel.: +49 69 297 160 E-mail: info@steubing.com Web: www.steubing.com

Information agent in Germany

Zeidler Legal Services Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Bettinastrasse 48, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany Tel.: +49 69 99 99 97610 E-mail: contact@zeidlerlegalservices.com Web: www.zeidlerlegalservices.com