China's securities regulator has confirmed that fund firms' clients legally own securities held in QFII and RQFII accounts, as it pushes for inclusion of A-shares in MSCI's emerging-market indices.
The fund house hopes to launch a long/short multi-asset strategy this year, but is finding it hard to raise money for its multi-asset income product in Hong Kong amid A-share volatility.
The US fund house has been handed the largest single RQFII quota to add A-share exposure to its emerging market funds, despite China’s volatile equity market.
The A-share crash has resolved issues such as over-leveraging, says Helen Zhu, BlackRock’s head of China equities, who feels there's a turning point in sight in certain sectors.
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.
The chairman of China's securities watchdog argues for stronger risk controls in and tighter oversight of the funds industry, and acknowledges flaws in its regulatory approach last year.
Beijing continues its efforts to dampen stock market volatility, amid investor skepticism about the likely effectiveness of new measures that were proposed in September.
Market participants may be overlooking the importance of US asset manager Vanguard's move to steadily increase China A-share exposure in its emerging-market products.
The offshore arm of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management has gone for a new China equity benchmark that is more diversified than most, as it seeks to build its international client base.
Fund managers are split over whether MSCI will admit China A shares into its EM indices, with less than 24 hours to go before its announcement. If it does not happen this week, the market expects inclusion this year.
One-third of mainland mutual fund houses and one-fifth of private asset managers plan foreign expansion, finds a new survey. It also points to their domestic ambitions.
Investors must be quick to sell H-shares and buy A-shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link to avoid losing the premium on HK-listed stocks, says the equity broker.