A growing list of corporates and investors have committed to pulling their investments from Russia, leaving observers to ponder where the outstanding funds will flow.
The index provider's plans to add China's government bonds into a key index will force investors to weigh decent yields against political risks and market constraints.
Investment experts discuss the US government's removal of certain Chinese firms from global benchmarks and don't expect the move to be reversed under Joe Biden any time soon.
US politician-led attempts to curb equity investment into China look set to struggle in the face of index providers raising the country in their index allocations over the next two years.
BlackRock's exchange-traded funds arm will list six international equity products next week, but does not intend to launch leveraged and inverse ETFs in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
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.
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.
Vanguard will include A shares in its emerging-market fund in the fourth quarter. And Hong Kong's SFC chief Ashley Alder says he believes it is inevitable that MSCI will eventually include A shares in its indices.
FTSE, BlackRock and guests discuss how institutional investors in Asia are using smart beta to reduce volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns.
But the planned HK-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme is likely to improve access to mainland stocks and may thus speed their rise to emerging market status within MSCI's influential benchmarks.
A panel hosted by AsianInvestor discussed this and other issues around exchange-traded funds, such as how Asian ETFs can move beyond a concentration on China products.
They see it as a natural progression, although timing remains uncertain, after China's central bank moves to curb speculation by proposing the next step to full convertibility.