‘ China ’

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.



Nikko launches first ETF tracking Asia REITs

Mar 29th, 2017 | By
Singapore Exchange and Thomson Reuters team up to launch SGD bond indices

Nikko Asset Management has launched the Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex-Japan REIT ETF (SGX: CFA), a new ETF on the Singapore Exchange tracking the performance of Asian real estate investment trusts (REITs).



Shenzhen and Luxembourg launch new green bond index series

Mar 24th, 2017 | By
Shenzhen and Luxembourg launch new green bond index series

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange have launched a green bond index series, including the first Chinese green bond index to provide synchronous quotes between China and Europe. The new index series will act as a market benchmark for the increasingly mainstream green bond market in China, and may serve to underlie future investment products including exchange-traded funds.



Inverse Hang Seng ETF launched in Hong Kong

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By
Amundi enters Asian ETF market with Hang Seng equity ETF

Hong Kong-based E Fund HK has launched the E Fund Yuanta Hang Seng Index Daily (-1x) Inverse ETF (HK: 7302). Launched in conjunction with Yuanta, Asia’s largest inverse ETF issuer, the ETF provides the inverse daily return of the Hang Seng Index, a reference for the 50 largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.



China tops MSCI equity indices in February

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
China tops MSCI equity indices in February

Leading index provider to the ETF industry MSCI has released its performance report for February 2017, breaking down the best and worst performing equity indices over this period by countries, factors and sectors. The highest index returns were achieved by China, for country exposure; quality, for factor exposure; and health care, for sector exposure. The worst country, factor, and sector performers respectively were Canada, enhanced value and energy.



Enhanced Investment Products launches 2x Leveraged Chimerica ETF in Hong Kong

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By
Enhanced Investment Products launches 2x Leveraged Chimerica ETF in Hong Kong

Enhanced Investment Products has launched its first leveraged product, the XIE Shares Chimerica FTSE N Share Daily (2X) Leveraged (Ticker: 7210) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The ETF provides twice the daily performance of an index of US-listed Chinese American Depository Receipts.



Greater fee transparency to boost ETF demand in Asia

Feb 28th, 2017 | By
Asia Map

ETFs listed in Asia may see an uptick in investor demand if current initiatives under consideration by regulators to improve the availability of information on fees incurred by fund investors while buying mutual fund products come into effect. Global consultancy firm Cerulli Associates believes as the initiatives are aimed at reducing costs for end-investors, there could be further efforts by regulators to promote ETFs as a low-cost solution to investors.



ETFs gaining popularity with Asian institutional investors, finds Greenwich Associates

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By
ETFs gaining popularity with Asian institutional investors, finds Greenwich Associates

ETFs are gaining increasing support in Asia, attracting new institutional users and assets, according to a new report by Greenwich Associates, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Andrew McCollum, Greenwich Associates Managing Director, said: “Fueling this growth in Asia—and indeed around the world—is institutions’ continued adoption of ETFs for an expanding list of functions within their portfolios.”



Hang Seng launches Mainland China Banks Index

Feb 13th, 2017 | By
Hang Seng launches Mainland China Banks Index

Hang Seng Indexes has launched the Hang Seng SCHK Mainland China Banks Index, reflecting the performance of mainland China companies in the banking sector that are listed in Hong Kong and are eligible for trading via the southbound trading link of the Stock Connect Scheme. According to Hang Seng, the index was created to fulfil growing demand from Mainland product issuers looking to create funds, including ETFs, that are exposed to particular sectors of the Hong Kong stock market.



Three new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in January

Feb 10th, 2017 | By
London Stock Exchange reports 23 new ETP listings during March

Three new exchange-traded funds listed on London Stock Exchange in January, bringing the total number of ETFs and ETPs listed on the exchange to 885 and 441 respectively. GF International launched an ETF providing access to large- and mid-cap Chinese A-Shares, UBS listed an ETF offering investors access to euro area corporate bonds issued by firms with high ESG ratings, and Source issued a broad commodity ETF tracking the Bloomberg Commodity Index..