‘ China ’

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
Gold ETF inflows reach 3-week highs, says 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.”

BlackRock launches iShares emerging markets ex China ETF

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
BlackRock cross-lists five iShares fixed income ETFs to SIX

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
Hang Seng launches three Hong Kong Stock Connect indices

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.