‘ China Securities Index Company ’

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.

SSE and CSI team up on carbon emission-based index for China investors

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
GreenHaven unveils coal ETF

The Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index have announced the launch of the first China index targeting carbon-efficient companies: the SSE 180 Carbon Efficient Index. The new index enables investors to track the performance of low carbon-emitting Chinese companies and can also be used as the basis for index-linked products such as exchange-traded funds. There has been a surge in demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices this year, with MSCI recently reporting a 30% rise in ETF assets tracking ESG indices to $1.8bn. Considering China’s economic development strategy, which increasingly emphasises the need for green and low-carbon growth, the index is well placed to benefit from this structural shift in the economy.

Deutsche AWM launches Europe’s first China sovereign bond ETF

Jul 14th, 2015 | By
T3 Index unveils 'E8' emerging markets foreign exchange benchmark

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has launched Europe’s first ETF to provide investors with physical exposure to China’s domestic sovereign bond market. The db x-trackers II Harvest CSI China Sovereign Bond UCITS ETF (DR), which has been listed on the Deutsche Börse with a London Stock Exchange listing to follow, is a physical replication ETF that tracks the CSI Gilt Edged Medium Term Treasury Note Index, an index reflecting the performance of tradeable Renminbi-denominated medium-term debt issued by the government of the People’s Republic of China.

China ETFs rally as regulators provide market support

Jul 10th, 2015 | By
Physical China A-share ETFs go head to head

China equity ETFs have bounced back strongly, posting sharp gains over the past two days as increased efforts by regulators to stabilise the market have seen equity prices surge. As at the time of writing, the db x-trackers Harvest CSI300 Index UCITS ETF (DR) (RQFI LN), one of the larger physical China A-share ETFs on offer in Europe, had gained 18.9% since Wednesday’s close. Forceful measures have been announced to provide liquidity, quell selling pressure and encourage stock purchases, putting an end to the equity market’s fall. These measures should work to stem redemptions from exchange-traded funds and reduce margin calls for leveraged equity owners which drove forced equity selling over June and July.

Sell-off in Chinese equities hits China A-Share ETFs

Jul 8th, 2015 | By
S&P Dow Jones collaborates with Goldman Sachs to create S&P GIVI China A-Share

China equity exchange-traded funds, such as the European listed db x-trackers Harvest CSI300 Index UCITS ETF (DR), saw their values decline on Wednesday in line with sharp falls on domestic Chinese stock markets. The blue-chip CSI 300, which reflects the performance of 300 renminbi-denominated securities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchange (so-called A-Shares), fell a thumping 6.8% knocking the AUM of ETFs linked to it.

Deutsche AWM increases creation limit for in-demand China A-Share ETF

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By
T3 Index unveils 'E8' emerging markets foreign exchange benchmark

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has announced that the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) will increase the number of creation units that it will accept from one creation to 25 creations per day. The fund, which launched on NYSE Arca in November 2013, has approximately $1 billion in assets with an average daily volume of 1.2 million shares, making it the largest and most traded US-listed ETF offering direct physical access to China’s onshore equity market.

DeAWM’s NYSE-listed China A-Share ETF receives Chilean pension approval

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
First Trust enter strategic partnership to boost ETF presence in Chile

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s NYSE-listed db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) has been approved for distribution by the Comisión Clasificadora de Riesgo, Chile’s pensions regulator. From now on pension fund administrators in Chile, known as Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones, can utilize the ETF as a registered investment instrument enabling plan participants to gain direct equity exposure to the China A-shares market. The ETF is the first such product to offer direct investment in China A-shares to be registered in Chile.

Morningstar shines light on tracking efficiency of Chinese equity ETFs

May 29th, 2014 | By
Morningstar shines light on tracking efficiency of Chinese equity ETFs

Morningstar Asia has published a new research report which examines the factors that influence the tracking efficiency of Chinese equity ETFs. Authored by Morningstar’s global passive strategies research team, the report examines 33 ETFs listed in markets around the world that track five major Chinese equity indices. According to Jackie Choy, ETF strategist for Morningstar Asia, “[the] study shows that ETF providers need to continue improving the transparency and accuracy of disclosures around performance, so that investors can have the research and information they need to make more informed decisions.”

DeAWM launches China A-shares small-cap ETF

May 21st, 2014 | By
Deutsche AWM’s ETF business breaks through $20bn AUM milestone in US

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has teamed up again with Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments, this time to launch the db X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS), the first US-listed exchange-traded fund to provide investors with direct access to small-cap China A-shares equities. Jerry Miller, Head of DeAWM in the Americas, said: “Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management continues to break ground with its passive offerings, as evidenced by the latest ETF to provide access to a new and attractive segment of the Chinese equity market.”

Ossiam, CSI partner to develop minimum variance China A-shares index

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam.

Ossiam, a Paris-based provider of smart beta ETFs, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with China Securities Index Company (CSI), a leading Shanghai-based index provider, to develop a minimum variance version of CSI’s widely followed CSI 300 Index. Bruno Poulin, chief executive of Ossiam, said: “We are delighted to work with CSI on this exciting project. As the first asset manager in the world to launch minimum variance ETFs in 2011, we have a track record that strongly backs our approach.”