It has added approximately 800 China A Shares and 1,300 Japanese securities
Actively-managed Luxembourg-domiciled fund offers portfolio of 40-80 stocks with a large-cap bias
Ireland-domiciled Ucits fund will take bottom up stock picking approach to Chinese equities integrated with ESG
Investors shouldn’t allow ignorance of China’s onshore equity market to obscure the opportunities it presents.
Nepotism, conflicts of interest and transparency over management pay remain problems but governance is improving
Beijing lowered its growth targets last week as exports recorded their sharpest year-on-year decline in three years
Year of the Dog didn’t woof for Chinese equities, but investors hope to piggyback more solid growth this year
MSCI is in the process of adding about 230 China-listed shares to its emerging market benchmark.
The inclusion of 226 China A-shares was a hugely symbolic moment for investors in the region but the fund industry has failed to get ahead of the curve with most firms lacking dedicated teams of analysts or products to invest in the asset class.
State-owned China Post Global has applied to launch a China A-shares ETF in Europe, adding to its Market Access range of ETFs on the continent, said the firm’s London-based managing director Danny Dolan.