‘ China ’

KraneShares introduces China ‘One Belt One Road’ ETF

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares

KraneShares has launched the KraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road ETF (NYSE Arca: OBOR) which invests in strategic companies from countries participating in China’s One Belt One Road initiative, an infrastructure-focused long-term modernization of the original Silk Road trading routes. Jonathan Krane, CEO at KraneShares, commented: “The OBOR initiative will receive trillions of dollars of investment over the next decade and should increase the economies and trade of both China and the participating nations.”



S&P DJI: Metals never had an August this hot

Sep 5th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI: Metals never had an August this hot

By Jodie Gunzberg, managing director, product management, S&P Dow Jones Indices.

August 2017 was the first August on record that all the metals gained together (since 1995 – the earliest year all seven metals were included in the index,) and it was the first month every metal gained together since September 2016. As a result, the S&P GSCI All Metals Total Return Index gained 7.3% in August, posting its best August ever since 1995.



Nikko calls China the great disruptor of our time

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Yu-Ming Wang, CIO, Nikko Asset Management.

By Yu-Ming Wang, CIO, Nikko Asset Management.

As China’s economic development enters a more sophisticated and mature phase, it is beginning to challenge many of the status quos that have been taken for granted since the middle of the 20th century. With its large domestic market and huge savings pool, China does not simply follow the rules. China and its companies are becoming increasingly competitive, disrupting many long-established norms by leveraging various competitive advantages such as economies of scale, product differentiation and erecting higher barriers to new entrants.



WisdomTree adds A-Share exposure to EM and China ETFs

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree adds A-Share exposure to emerging market and China ETFs

WisdomTree has announced it is adding China A Share exposure to two of its ETFs, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (NYSE Arca: XSOE) and the WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (Nasdaq: CXSE). The funds underlying indices will make the changes following a special rebalance scheduled to occur after the close of business on 11 August 2017.



China tops MSCI’s country indices during bullish July

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
China tops MSCI’s country indices during bullish July

MSCI has released its index performance report for July 2017, breaking down the best and worst performing equity indices over this period by country, factor and sector. The index provider, which is one of the leading providers of equity indices to the exchange-traded fund industry, reports the highest index returns in July were achieved by China (8.9%) for country exposure in a month where the lowest return was still positive, at 0.9% for Switzerland.



Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Harvest Fund Management has launched the Harvest FTSE China A50 Index ETF on Shanghai Stock Exchange, offering investors a new channel to participate in the growing blue-chip market in China. The fund is the first domestically listed ETF to track a FTSE Russell index.



Nikko expects diverging EM performance

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Robert Samson, senior portfolio manager, multi-asset at Nikko Asset Management.

By Robert Samson, senior portfolio manager, multi-asset at Nikko Asset Management.

Emerging markets (EM) have been on a tear, originally lifted from the doldrums in early 2016 by China stimulus, but now self-sustaining with a synchronized economic recovery across emerging markets and Europe. Yes, the US has been hiking rates, but so far the EM recovery has remained durable despite bouts of dollar strength and rising treasury yields.



Fubon launches Hang Seng H-Share ETF in Taiwan

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Fubon launches Hang Seng H-Share ETF in Taiwan

Taipei-headquartered Fubon Asset Management has launched the Fubon Hang Seng H-Share ETF (00700) on Taiwan Stock Exchange, providing access to the performance of mainland China enterprises listed in Hong Kong.



Brazil equity ETFs record strong monthly gains

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
Brazil equity ETFs on hot streak

ETFs that track the performance of Brazil equities are among the top performing ETFs in Europe over the last month. Brazil equity ETFs from Lyxor, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC and Amundi are all up over 10% in the month to 25 July 2017.



Silver outshines gold, reports ETF Securities

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Nitesh Shah, Commodity Strategist at ETF Securities

Flows analysis by ETF Securities for the week beginning 17 July 2017 shows that silver was the precious metal of choice for investors as silver ETPs recorded inflows of $17 million compared to outflows of $29m seen by gold ETPs. Nitesh Shah, director, commodity research at ETF Securities, commented: “With continued economic strength, investors have sided with silver as it has higher upside potential in periods of cyclical growth.”