STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business has announced that an ETF based on the STOXX ASEAN Select Dividend 30 Index has been tradeable on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) since Tuesday.
Morgane Delledonne, Associate Director –Fixed Income Strategies, ETF Securities writes that the Chinese credit boom could lead to stress in the domestic banking sector and an extended period of below-trend economic growth.
Low cost investing and the rise of the robo-advisory model in Asia are causing a number of traditionally active fund houses to ramp up their passive capabilities, including strategic beta, a new study finds.
ETF provider WisdomTree has launched accumulating and distributing share classes of the WisdomTree India Quality UCITS ETF (EPIQ) on the London Stock Exchange, offering smart beta exposure to Indian stocks with a focus on quality as measured by above average returns on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE).
Manulife has become the first financial institution to be granted an Investment Company Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) license and will now be providing its public market and private assets solutions to China’s asset management industry via a new company, Manulife Investment (Shanghai) Limited Company.
CITIC-Prudential Life Insurance Company (CITIC-PRU Life) has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to commence preparatory work for the establishment of a new branch in Sichuan province.
WisdomTree’s, Head of Japan, Jesper Koll has written a note on Trump’s America and Abe’s Japan. He writes: “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to be the first global leader to present President Trump with a concrete policy proposal that is designed to shape and promote Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda and, at the same time, to advance the US-Japan alliance.”
The Australian ETF industry broke records in both funds under management and trading activity in 2016, despite the high levels of market volatility and uncertainty in the broader macro environment, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2016.
The Chinese fund manager GF Fund Management has launched through its European division, GF International Asset Management (UK), its first fund product, the GF International-FTSE China A UCITS ETF.
Japanese equities could rise as much 20 per cent over 2017 says Jesper Koll, Head of Japan for WisdomTree. He writes that Japanese risk assets – equities and real estate – remain on track for a multi-year structural bull market.