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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
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Van Eck to launch first China bond-focused ETF in the US

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 06:02

Van Eck Global has launched the Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON), a US‐listed exchange-traded fund designed to provide investors with direct access to China’s onshore bond market. »

Hong Kong

BMO Global Asset Management launches ETFs in Hong Kong

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:09

BMO Financial Group has become the first Canadian bank to launch exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Hong Kong – introducing them through BMO Global Asset Management. »

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ALPS to close three ETFs

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 09:01

ALPS is to liquidate three VelocityShares ETFs – VelocityShares Emerging Asia DR ETF (ASDR), VelocityShares Emerging Markets DR ETF (EMDR) and VelocityShares Russia Select DR ETF (RUDR). »

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KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF transitions to the MSCI China A International Index

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:05

The KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (KBA), the only US listed MSCI-benchmarked ETF providing exposure to the mainland Chinese markets, has transitioned to the new MSCI China A International Index. »

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DeAWM increases creation limit for ASHR and ASHS

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:03

The creation limit for Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS) has increased from the previous limit of one unit per day. »

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More asset managers are likely to apply for RQFII licenses, says Cerulli

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 06:00

Institutional investors remain underweight in China assets and are looking to increase their exposure to the mainland, according to Cerulli Associates. »

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Mirae Asset first foreign asset manager to list RQFII CSI 300 ETF in Hong Kong

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 06:01

The first exchange-traded fund tracking the A-share index launched by a foreign asset manager under China's Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) scheme has listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. »

ETFs

SSgA launches multi-factor advanced beta ETFs

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 12:04

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched three single-country advanced beta SPDR exchange-traded funds, which aim to represent the performance of a combination of three factors: quality, value and low volatility. »

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ProShares makes changes to China ETFs

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:01

ProShares is making changes to its China exchange-traded funds. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific ETF assets reach new high in August

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 10:07

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record high of USD103.7 billion at the end of August 2014, according to figures from ETFGI. »

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DeAWM takes steps to accommodate investor demand for ASHR and ASHS

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:00

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS) are approaching the limit of their currently available RQFII quota for purchasing China A shares securities. »

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Lyxor launches RQFII ETF on domestic China A-Shares

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00

Lyxor is expanding its emerging market range with a physical exchange-traded fund providing exposure to China domestic shares or “A-Shares”. »

Hong Kong

CLSA acquires 49 per cent of EIP’s ETF business

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 10:00

Hong Kong-based asset management firm Enhanced Investment Products (EIP) has sold 49 per cent of its exchange-traded funds (ETF) business to CLSA Hong Kong Holdings Limited. »

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ETFs tracking FTSE China indices exceed USD20bn AUM

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 17:24

Exchange-traded fund assets under management (AUM) tracking FTSE China indices reached over USD20 billion for the first time at the end of July 2014. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETFs and ETPs hit record high of USD103.3bn

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 06:15

ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) gathered USD1.2 billion in net new assets in July taking the sector to a new record high of USD103.3 billion, according to figures released by ETFGI. »

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Emerging Global Advisors to close four funds

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:07

Emerging Global Advisors (EGA), the investment advisor to the EGShares exchange-traded funds, is to close four funds representing less than one per cent of assets under management. »

Currency cogs

Two ComStage equity index ETFs launched on Xetra

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:04

ComStage has launched two equity index funds on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra, providing currency-hedged access to MSCI Japan and the S&P500. »

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DAX serves as basis for first-ever European ETF in China

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 06:01

The DAX index underlies the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on a European index that will be available in China. »

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db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund approved by Chilean pension registrar

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:00

The db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR) has been approved for registration by the Comisión Calificadora de Riesgo (CCR) for distribution among Chilean pension funds. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific ETF/ETP assets hit record high in June, says ETFGI

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:10

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan gathered USD4.85bn in net new assets in June, pushing assets to a new record high of USD96.7bn. »

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Tokyo ETF/ETN trading value recovered to above JPY2trn in June

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 06:00

Trading value in the Tokyo Stock Exchange exchange-traded fund/exchange-traded note market in June 2014 exceeded JPY2 trillion for the first time since April, with daily average trading value reaching about JPY97.7 billion. »

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Asia Pacific ETFs go off the boil

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:09

The total assets under management (AUM) of the Asia-Pacific exchange-traded fund (ETF) space hardly budged in the first four months of 2014, staying at around the USD170 billion mark. »

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Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF to release CGT reserve back to ETF

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 06:01

Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (PEK) will release its capital gains tax (CGT) reserve back to PEK as of market close on 26 June 2014. »

Hong Kong

Vanguard launches three HK-domiciled ETFs

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:08

Vanguard is expanding its product offering with the launch of three Hong Kong-domiciled exchange-traded funds (ETFs). »

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Nickel galvanizes investors

Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:29

As Indonesia shuts one of the largest export market routes for the key industrial metal, Markit’s Simon Colvin sees non-Indonesia exposed firms surge in the wake of rising prices. »

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TSX ETF/ETN trading tops JPY1.755trn in May

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 06:02

Trading value in the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSX) exchange-traded fund/note market in May 2014 was JPY1.7555 trillion, with daily average trading value reaching JPY87.8 billion. »

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Morningstar publishes report on tracking efficiency in Chinese equity ETFs

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 14:00

Morningstar Asia has published a report which examines the factors that influence the tracking efficiency of Chinese exchange-traded funds (ETFs). »

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ASEAN Exchanges launches three traceable ASEAN indices

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 09:28

ASEAN Exchanges has expanded its FTSE ASEAN Index Series, a suite of indices covering the growing ASEAN equity market, with the launch of three new traceable indices. »

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Regulators’ expenditure increases by nearly 60 per cent in recent years

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 12:00

US, UK and Hong Kong financial services regulators have increased their expenditure over the last seven years by 59.4 per cent, an average of 8.075 per cent each year, since the end of fiscal year 2006/07, according to Kinetic Partners. »

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First FTSE China A50 Index ETF launches on Xetra

Tue, 27/05/2014 - 10:57

Investors can now participate directly in the performance of the FTSE China A50 Index following the launch of the CSOP Source FTSE China A50 UCITS ETF. »

features
Article

Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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euros

Watch out for a bounce in the euro

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 12:05

Following recent dips in the Euro, Jeff Keen, fund manager at Waverton Investment Management, offers his view on why it will rebound… ... »

Special report
Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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oil

Reasons to be bearish on oil

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:26

Despite the sharp falls in the oil price, the unwinding of speculative bullish positions that has reinforced downward pressure since the summer of 2014 is probably not yet over, says Viktor Nossek, Director of Research, WisdomTree Europe…  ... »

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