Investors globally have been dumping Asia-Pacific equities since 2015, but data shows Chinese stocks are bucking that trend despite trade tensions and slowing growth.
The US fund house has brought in a head of business strategy and development for A-share investment as Chinese equities attract more interest from international investors.
The $33 billion retirement fund is considering setting up a standalone A-shares portfolio, as it reviews its manager structures across asset classes.
Foreign asset owners are still underinvested in Chinese assets, say experts, but that is set to change—albeit slowly—as A-shares' weighting rises in MSCI's indices.
AsianInvestor's look back on our market predictions of a year ago moves to MSCI. Did we see its decision to bring A-shares into its emerging market indices coming?
Dutch pension manager APG has joined up with E-Fund Management to offer an ESG A-share strategy. Others could follow as sustainable investing gains traction in China.