‘ China ’

Vanguard makes case for passive approach to China

May 17th, 2018 | By
Vanguard makes the case for a passive approach to China

While the volatility and inefficiencies of the Chinese equity market – inherent in most emerging market countries – lends itself to opportunities for active investment management, ETF provider Vanguard highlights that picking winners can be difficult over the long term. Instead, the asset management giant proposes that a low-cost and highly diversified indexing strategy is a good approach in any market, including China.



MSCI announces first China A shares for emerging markets index

May 17th, 2018 | By
MSCI China A Shares 2

MSCI, a leading provider of indices to the ETF industry, has revealed the first wave of China A share companies to be included in its flagship MSCI Emerging Markets Index.



Vanguard launches total China ETF in Hong Kong

May 10th, 2018 | By
Yan Pu, head of portfolio review, Asia, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Total China Index ETF on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The underlying FTSE Total China Connect Index provides exposure to all of China’s equity share classes in the large- and mid-cap space. Yan Pu, head of portfolio review, Asia, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong, commented, “This ETF is the most comprehensive China ETF in Hong Kong, and will give investors a convenient tool to gain broad exposure to the world’s second largest economy.”



Stock Connect expected to unleash pent-up ETF demand in Greater China

May 3rd, 2018 | By
Chris Pigott, head of Hong Kong ETF servicing at Brown Brothers Harrimon.

Some 90% of mainland China investors are likely to invest in Hong Kong ETFs when they are included in the China-Hong Kong Stock Connect, according to a survey by ETF custodian and administrator Brown Brothers Harriman. Chris Pigott, BBH’s head of Hong Kong ETF servicing, commented, “The inclusion of ETFs in Stock Connect will open another cross-border channel for mainland investors to deploy their capital and further diversify their investment.”



CICC and Krane launch China internet ETF

Apr 9th, 2018 | By
CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF is now listed on SEHK.

China International Capital Corporation and Krane Funds Advisors have launched their first joint ETF, the CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the ETF offers investors exposure to Chinese internet companies.



Lyxor launches low cost Asian emerging markets equity ETF

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Emerging Asia ETFs set for growth and re-rating

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF on the London, Frankfurt and Milan exchanges. The new ETF offers exposure to Asian emerging market equities by tracking the MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Index, and with a total expense ratio of just 12 bps becomes Europe’s cheapest EM ETF.



Nikko AM: Continued global economic and equity reflation

Mar 26th, 2018 | By
John Vail, chief global strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

By John Vail, chief global strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

We believe that the G-3 and Chinese economies will perform strongly, in line with consensus expectations, while we expect central banks to reduce their accommodation similarly to consensus expectations. With such as the backdrop, we expect bond yields to rise mildly, the USD to be relatively flat and equity markets to rise quite a bit further.



First Trust reorganizes Taiwan ETF; to track Indian equities instead

Mar 20th, 2018 | By
First Trust changes the objective of its Taiwan ETF to India

First Trust Advisors has announced that the Nasdaq-listed First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX ETF (FTW US) will effectively cease to exist, with the vehicle being reorganised to pursue a new investment objective – tracking Indian equities – effective on or about 17 April 2018.



China Southern launches ETF on HSCEI

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
EGA launches EM ex China ETF

China Southern Asset Management has launched a new ETF on the Shenzen Stock Exchange. The ETF tracks the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI). The HSCEI is formed of 50 equity securities and offers broad exposure to large-cap Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.



MSCI unveils 12 new China indices in preparation for A-share inclusion

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI

MSCI has launched 12 new China equity indices to help investors prepare for the next step of the China A-Share inclusion process. Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI, commented, “We are proud to announce the launch of this new suite of China indices. With the increased liberalization and internationalization of the China market, investors have expressed a clear need for more insight and tools to make better informed investment decisions.”