‘ China ’

BlackRock launches iShares emerging markets ex China ETF

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares emerging markets ex China ETF

BlackRock has unveiled the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF (Nasdaq: EMXC), providing broad exposure to large- and mid-cap emerging market equities while excluding stocks from China.



Nikko: China’s deleveraging – when and how will it end?

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Woon Khien Chia, senior portfolio manager, Nikko Asset Management

By Woon Khien Chia, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nikko Asset Management.

China’s deleveraging campaign has been underway for more than three years, starting with the real sector and progressing to the financial sector. While excesses in key industrial sectors have been reduced and the overheated bond and currency markets have also corrected sharply, the country’s aggregate debt ratios are still not declining.



Samsung AM to close four inverse and leveraged ETPs

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Samsung AM to close four inverse and leveraged ETPs

Hong Kong-based Samsung Asset Management has announced it is closing four of its leveraged and inverse ETPs which provide exposure to equities listed in South Korea or Japan. The last trading day for the ETPs will be 31 July 2017 and their proposed termination date will be on or around 29 September 2017.



CICC to acquire majority stake in KraneShares

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
Mingjian Bi, acting chairman and CEO of CICC.

China International Capital Corporation (CICC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 50.1% majority stake in Krane Funds Advisors (KraneShares), a US asset management firm best known for its China focused ETFs. Mingjian Bi, acting chairman and CEO of CICC, said: “We are excited to have this opportunity to significantly grow KraneShares and the CICC business in the United States and globally.”



Citi expands WGBI and onshore China bond index suites

Jun 29th, 2017 | By
Citi expands WGBI and onshore China bond index suites

Citi has introduced several new additions to its flagship Citi World Government Bond Index (WGBI) family and its Onshore Chinese Bond Index family.



Palladium tops ETF best performers in June

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
Boost launches Europe’s first short and leveraged palladium ETCs

Palladium-tracking ETFs, such as the ETFS Physical Palladium (LON: PHPD), are amongst the top performing exchange-traded funds over the past month to 26 June 2017, as the metal’s price has jumped 19% over this period. The strong month continues the run of good performance for Palladium which has risen 57% over the past year.



UBS launches Asia ex-Japan ETF in London

Jun 26th, 2017 | By
UBS launches Asia ex-Japan ETF in London

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI AC Asia ex Japan SF UCITS ETF (UC48) on the London Stock Exchange, providing exposure to the equity market performance of large and mid-cap stocks across emerging and developed market countries in Asia excluding Japan.



Nikko AM: China A-Share inclusion represents new milestone

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By
Eng Tech Tan, senior portfolio manager – Asian equity at Nikko Asset Management

By Eng Teck Tan, senior portfolio manager – Asian equity at Nikko Asset Management.

Following four years of intense consultation and three failed attempts, MSCI has just added China A-Shares into its international indices. We view this as expected and in some ways, long overdue. Although the initial size of the inclusion is symbolic in nature, the implications are far reaching.



MSCI to include China A shares in EM and ACWI indices

Jun 21st, 2017 | By
MSCI to include China A shares in EM and ACWI indices

MSCI has announced that it will include China A shares in its widely followed MSCI Emerging Markets and MSCI ACWI indices from June 2018. Remy Briand, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Policy Committee at MSCI, said, “International investors have embraced the positive changes in the accessibility of the China A shares market over the last few years and now all conditions are set for MSCI to proceed with the first step of the inclusion.”



MSCI A-Share inclusion positive for Chinese equity markets, says Moody’s

Jun 21st, 2017 | By
Moody’s finds MSCI A-Share inclusion positive for Chinese equity markets

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has announced that MSCI’s decision to include China A-Shares into its MSCI Emerging Markets Index is positive for inflows into Chinese equity markets.