‘ Asia Pacific ’

VanEck lists multi-factor emerging markets ETF in Australia

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
VanEck head of Asia Pacific Arian Neiron

VanEck Vectors has launched a smart beta emerging markets ETF – the VanEck Vectors MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets Equity ETF (EMKT AU) – on the Australian Securities Exchange. Arian Neiron, head of Asia Pacific, VanEck Vectors, said, “The index EMKT tracks is a rules-based smart beta strategy that has a strong history of outperformance compared to the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index.”



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.



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.



Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Gold-backed ETFs (including ETPs) lost 5.1 tonnes of gold during February as investors redeemed assets on the back of a decreasing gold price and increasing volatility, according to data from the World Gold Council.



Assets in Japan-listed ETFs reach record highs

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Tokyo ETFs

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a record high of $295 billion at the end of January 2018, surpassing the previous record of $276bn set at the end of 2017, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETFs see largest ever monthly increase in assets

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By
Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) receive record inflows, according to ETFGI

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs (hereafter ETFs) listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) increased by $14bn (8.24%) in January – the greatest absolute monthly increase in assets on record – according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



VanEck: China bond appeal grows with possible index inclusion

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
VanEck: China bond appeal grows with possible index inclusion

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

International bond investors will soon need to consider a greater role for Chinese debt in their portfolios as the country’s bonds are likely to enter emerging markets and global bond indices in the near to medium term.



BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Aussie ETF issuer BetaShares, together with global asset manager Legg Mason, have launched two actively managed ETFs on Australian Stock Exchange. Based on investment strategies by Legg Mason affiliate Martin Currie Australia, both funds target high-quality Australian securities with a focus on income generation.



Mirae anchors US presence by buying ETF provider Global X

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Taeyong Lee, President, Global Head of ETFs for Mirae Asset

Global X, the seventeenth-largest US-based ETF issuer, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its fully diluted shares to Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent financial services business based in Asia. “With Global X on board, we are now connecting one of the most successful US ETF firms to a prominent Asian-based global ETF manager, creating a powerful ETF platform.” said Taeyong Lee, president, global head of ETFs for Mirae Asset.