‘ China ’

What next for China ETFs after Moody’s downgrade?

May 24th, 2017 | By
CESC launches Mainland China private enterprise ‘elite’ index

On 24 May, Moody’s downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook from stable to negative. This comes on the back of efforts by Chinese authorities to reduce a build-up of debt, after becoming concerned about financial sector stability and asset price bubbles. With short-term uncertainty around China on the rise, what can ETF investors expect in the years ahead?

FTSE Russell launches float adjusted China A-shares indexes

May 19th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches float adjusted China A-shares indexes

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE China A Free Indexes, offering a free float adjusted version of the FTSE China A Indexes, a common benchmark used by international investors when referencing the performance of China’s A-shares market.

Index Industry Association welcomes three new members

May 10th, 2017 | By
Richard Redding, chief executive officer of Index Industry Association.

Index Industry Association (IIA), a global organization of index administrators, has announced the addition of three new members – CBOE Holdings (CBOE), China Central Depository & Clearing (CCDC) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

Oil ETPs continue to see inflows despite price falls, reports ETF Securities

May 9th, 2017 | By
Oil ETPs continue to see inflows despite price falls, reports ETF Securities

ETF Securities has reported that their crude oil exchange-traded products saw their third consecutive week of inflows even as oil prices dropped 6.3%, according to the firm’s weekly flows analysis. Crude oil ETPs received $40 million in the week beginning 1 May to add to the $213m inflows seen so far in 2017.

China A-Shares offer benefits to global investors, finds Vanguard

May 3rd, 2017 | By
Peter Westaway, Vanguard chief economist, Europe.

Investors can benefit from including China A-Shares as part of a globally diversified portfolio, regardless of China’s short- to medium-term performance, according to new research undertaken by ETF provider Vanguard.

PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China – bracing for lower growth

May 2nd, 2017 | By
PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China - bracing for lower growth

By Gene Frieda, executive vice president and global strategist at PIMCO.

By focusing so intensely on US political developments, investors risk missing a silent shift in what has arguably been the strongest driver of global reflation in the last five years: Chinese credit. This driver is now moving sharply in reverse.

MarketGrader and CSI partner on smart beta China A-shares indices

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
MarketGrader and CSI partner on smart beta China A-shares indices

MarketGrader and China Securities Index Co (CSI) have announced a partnership to develop a family of smart beta indices tracking the China A-shares market. The indices will use a growth at a reasonable price (GARP) stock selection methodology to identify financially strong companies in the A-shares universe that are also considered to possess robust growth potential. The firms intend to license the indices for the creation of future investment products including ETFs.

CSI to launch China Development Bank bond index

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

China Securities Index (CSI) will launch the CSI 5-Year Target Duration CDB Bond Index on 22 May 2017. Designed to provide an investable benchmark for fixed income investors, the index will constitute China Development Bank (CDB) bonds with a term to maturity of 1-10 years, and can serve as the underlying for future investment products including ETFs.

Compass launches China commodity index

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree makes case for new China equity ‘all class’ ETF

Compass Financial Technologies has launched the Compass China Commodity Index (CCCI), the first index of its kind to track a basket of commodity futures, denominated in Chinese yuan, which are representative of commodity consumption in China. The index has been designed to underlie future investment products including ETFs.

PIMCO: Emerging Markets – The Clouds Lift

Mar 29th, 2017 | By
Yacov Arnopolin, Emerging Market Portfolio Manager at PIMCO

By Yacov Arnopolin, Executive Vice President, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager, PIMCO.

As 2017 progresses and the priorities of the Trump administration take shape, the outlook for emerging markets (EM) has evolved from uncertain to promising. What has changed so quickly? Several important concerns that weighed on the sector since late last year have subsided, allowing the relatively strong fundamentals in many EM countries to shine and driving an impressive recovery in EM bonds.