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.