China bonds are now too big to ignore - even for Japan's (and the world's) biggest pension fund. That said, GPIF and China are set to make odd bedfellows on the world bond index.
The hunt for yield is leading sophisticated factor investing to gain more interest with institutional investors, listeners to a webinar organised by AsianInvestor and FTSE Russell heard.
As interest in smart beta strategies rises in the region, more asset owners are eyeing multi-factor approaches and layering factors with ESG strategies.
FTSE Russell launches China A shares onto two new versions of its emerging markets indices to facilitate investors' desire for exposure. The index provider hints that a major ETF provider will be following suit.