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.
Use of exchange-traded funds remains low in Asia Pacific, according to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s annual Asian ETF survey.
The bank is seeking to tap current trends by listing five new ETFs in Hong Kong today, including the city's first to track equities in Singapore, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The change comes as Deutsche Bank combines its asset management arm with its private wealth business in a restructuring and rebranding exercise.
The bank's db X-trackers unit is set to launch a suite of physically backed ETFs, but says its aim has always been to provide a supermarket selection and the move is not solely related to flows.
The SFC has just authorised two sets of synthetic ETFs after a gap of a year-and-a-half, suggesting it is ready to approve such products again after a bout of regulatory tightening.
The bank unveils four new ETFs, including the first to be linked to Pakistan and Bangladesh. It sees demand for frontiers, and stresses that its ETFs are fully collateralised.