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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Having won regulatory approval on Friday, the US asset manager will be the first to list a dim-sum bond ETF in Hong Kong.
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.
BlackRock's exchange-traded funds arm has transferred an executive from London as an interim replacement for the departing regional chief operating officer.
The question remains, however, as to whether Joseph Ho will stay with BlackRock once it acquires Credit Suisse’s ETF business.
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.
The firm is moving from dividing client-facing teams by product to creating a new retail team covering iShares, mutual funds and alternative products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
This penchant for bonds points to risk aversion, but substantial new money also poured into emerging-market equity exchange-traded products in January.
Sovereigns and other asset owners in Asia are increasingly short-selling ETFs, say issuers.