By Richard Newell | 26 January 2016
iShares will launch its new MSCI-linked A-share exchange-traded fund at a time of negative sentiment on Chinese equities and into an already crowded space.
By Richard Newell | 17 August 2015
Strong support for Ucits ETFs has been identified as a key trend in the industry. In the last three years, flows from Asian investors into Ucits ETFs have grown from $100 ...
By Toby Yiu | 2 February 2015
With $11 billion having left A-share exchange-traded funds since September, industry players say some of it has shifted to the Shanghai-Hong Kong cross-border trading scheme.
By Min Ho | 19 December 2014
The asset manager has named a trio of heads for its exchange-traded funds businesses in Asia; they are transfers from Copenhagen, London and New York.
By Steve Price | 10 October 2014
Susan Chan has taken up the role in addition to her position as head of iShares’ Asia capital markets team. Jane Leung, the previous incumbent, is relocating to the US ...
By Elva Muk | 2 December 2013
The HK subsidiary is set to list offshore renminbi ETFs in Hong Kong and New York and is in talks with global partners. It is also seeking to double its staff in Hong Kong to ...
By Georgina Lee | 16 August 2013
Asian institutions are shunning fixed-income ETFs due to low liquidity and lack of product choice, hampering industry growth. Recent market volatility has exacerbated the ...
By Elva Muk | 3 June 2013
Having won regulatory approval on Friday, the US asset manager will be the first to list a dim-sum bond ETF in Hong Kong.
By Georgina Lee | 27 February 2013
The Philippines is set to finalise rules for locally listed exchange-traded funds soon, and industry players are hoping for domestic and foreign investor buy-in.
By Joe Marsh | 6 February 2013
BlackRock's exchange-traded funds arm has transferred an executive from London as an interim replacement for the departing regional chief operating officer.
By Joe Marsh , Leigh Powell | 11 January 2013
The question remains, however, as to whether Joseph Ho will stay with BlackRock once it acquires Credit Suisse’s ETF business.
By Georgina Lee | 23 November 2012
Taking its cue from greater on-exchange activity in A-share ETFs, the bank has invested in a new market-making system for providing on-screen quotes to the retail segment.
By Jame DiBiasio | 11 September 2012
The firm is moving from dividing client-facing teams by product to creating a new retail team covering iShares, mutual funds and alternative products.
By Leanne Wang | 28 August 2012
The firm says it wants the flexibility of the RQFII scheme to be adopted in order to create a level playing field between Chinese, Hong Kong and foreign ETF operators.
By Georgina Lee | 23 August 2012
The combination of anaemic ETF trading volumes and rising funding costs means market-makers need to find a niche to survive in Asia’s heavily brokered markets.
By Joe Marsh | 17 August 2012
BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds arm is putting a new sales-support function in place, but has no plans to launch an RQFII ETF investing in A-shares.
By Leigh Powell | 28 June 2012
Exchange-traded products have seen strong inflows at opposite ends of the debt spectrum. Also, BlackRock addresses accusations that ETPs are not as cheap as billed.
By Joe Marsh | 12 April 2012
iShares takes the most net new money into its Asia-Pacific ex-Japan-listed exchange-traded funds in the first quarter, at the expense of firms such as Polaris and State Street ...
By Leigh Powell | 27 February 2012
The US-based asset manager is hunting for a regional leader of its iShares ETF business, with Nick Good now tasked with heading strategy and business development for Asia-Pacific.
By Joe Marsh | 13 February 2012
Fixed-income exchange-traded funds have not gained much traction in Asia, but iShares’ chief investment strategist says volumes will rise as corporate bond issuance ...
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Asset owner interviews with GPIF and KWAP
Assessing China's onshore bond market
AI's Taiwan investment forum
How investment managers are deploying surplus cash