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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.

WisdomTree: More flexible market access in Chinese stocks

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: More flexible market access in Chinese stocks

By Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

The likely inclusion by MSCI of A-shares highlights the benefits of existing index strategies such as the S&P China 500 that feature a much broader coverage of Chinese equities and share classes.

ETF Securities: China A-shares, to be or not to be

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
Edith Southammakosane, multi-asset strategist at ETF Securities

By Edith Southammakosane, multi-asset strategist at ETF Securities.

MSCI is due to announce its decision on the inclusion of China mainland companies in its MSCI Emerging Market benchmark at 8.30pm GMT on 20 June 2017. As opposed to the past three years where market access obstacles and governance issues were the main reasons to decline A-shares application, chances for an inclusion this year are much higher and would have a significant impact on the asset management industry around the world.

HSBC comments on MSCI China A-share inclusion

Jun 16th, 2017 | By
Stephen Kam, Senior Product Specialist, Asian Equities at HSBC Global Asset Management

By Stephen Kam, senior product specialist, Asian equities at HSBC Global Asset Management.

With A share investors jittery about the outlook for equity markets on the back of the government’s efforts to tighten liquidity, some observers have pointed to MSCI’s decision on potential A-share inclusion into their global indices as a possible catalyst for fresh inflows.  An announcement is expected on 20 June, but the market is still split on whether the final verdict will be yes or no.

VanEck: Why is China excluded from global bond indices?

Jun 15th, 2017 | By
VanEck: Your emerging markets bonds allocation may now be “junk”

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

A somewhat incredible fact of global bond markets is that the third largest market in the universe is not included in any major index. The reason for this is that the onshore Chinese bond market was, until several years ago, closed to foreign investors. However, a very deliberate, and sustained liberalisation will lead to changes for onshore Chinese bonds.

Inverse sterling ETFs in demand following UK election result

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Edith Southammakosane, multi-asset strategist at ETF Securities

Investors reacted to the UK election on 9 June 2017 by increasing their exposure to short GBP ETPs, according to ETF Securities’ weekly ETF/ETP flows analysis.

MSCI to rule on China A-Shares inclusion

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
MSCI to rule on China A-share inclusion on 20 June

In a much-anticipated announcement, index provider MSCI is to reveal on 20 June 2017 whether it will include China A-shares in its mainstream MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes family. According to market commentators, the odds appear titled towards inclusion.

Vanguard launches Shanghai subsidiary

May 26th, 2017 | By
Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Vanguard, the world’s largest mutual fund manager and second-largest largest ETF provider, has launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in China called Vanguard Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited. Structured as a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), the new entity will enable Vanguard to bring its investment philosophy to Chinese investors. Vanguard has $4.2 trillion in assets under management, with some $715 billion invested in US-listed ETF assets as of 23 May 2017.

What next for China ETFs after Moody’s downgrade?

May 24th, 2017 | By
Moody’s finds MSCI A-Share inclusion positive for Chinese equity markets

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?