‘ China ’

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?

FTSE Russell launches float adjusted China A-shares indexes

May 19th, 2017 | By
MSCI to rule on China A-share inclusion on 20 June

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 investors take profits on price rise 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.