A shares have failed to make the grade for inclusion in MSCI's emerging market indices. But MSCI says it is working with the CSRC over accessibility issues, with a decision expected as soon as they are resolved.
Index provider sees a more flexible timetable ahead for reviewing China A shares' admittance to global indexes. Capital market reforms and launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect would likely help China's case.
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Asia Pacific's family offices are a nimble bunch and never more so than when it comes to ESG where they're already proving to be ahead of the regulators.
Norges Bank Investment Management added four prominent traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firms to its exclusion list but has also been increasing its emerging market exposure.
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The way family offices contribute to society has evolved from philanthropy to impact investing - or in many cases, a blend of both.
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Corruption risks and the lack of opportunities are not helping Asian investors overcome their doubts about the value of ESG metrics
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