The new product, based on the new FTSE China A-H 50 Index, provides exposure to the cheapest stocks of big mainland companies, whether they are listed in China or Hong Kong.
Most A-share ETF shares traded on average at a 10% discount during the recent turmoil on China's markets, according to new data from a research house.
Assets in Asia exchange-traded funds rose by 4.4% to $118 billion in February, according to a new report. And Deutsche has identified currency-hedged ETFs as one of the key growth drivers of the asset class.
Exchange-traded funds have faced several obstacles in Asia, but liquidity, transparency and affordability have improved, and investors are taking notice, says financial information services firm Markit.
DeAWM will follow the product with seven RQFII sector ETFs, though market conditions will determine their launch dates in New York, says Marco Montanari.
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.