The absence of ETFs that track overseas equities and non-equity assets, such as fixed income and commodities, may limit the attraction to both onshore and offshore institutional investors.
Record-breaking amounts of capital poured into ETFs last year and in the first quarter of 2021. We ask investment experts whether the surge is likely to continue.
There is a surfeit of traditional China equity exchange-traded funds when investors actually want more specialised products, panellists said at the Inside ETFs Asia forum.
ETF Connect, expected later this year, will allow Chinese and international investors to trade ETFs via Hong Kong. We asked four experts about the likely impact of the programme.
The rise of exchange-traded funds led AsianInvestor to ask experts whether there would be any problems among these vehicles. They offered some interesting insights.
Hong Kong could see its first leveraged and inverse ETFs list next month, but sources say no applications have been filed in Singapore and that SGX is frustrated by the lack of take-up.
Exchange-traded funds are expected to raise the most assets from Asian investors in 2015, finds an AsianInvestor survey. And private banks are expected to become more important to fund managers.
State Street has hired its first Asia head of business development for exchange-traded funds to target fund managers, among others.
China’s CSRC grants approval to four fund houses as they seek to launch physically backed A-share ETFs in Hong Kong under the second batch of RQFII quotas.
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 Global Advisors.
Sovereigns and other asset owners in Asia are increasingly short-selling ETFs, say issuers.