November 19, 2015

Neil Atkinson: MSCI’s new inclusion meets continued appetite from investors

Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson, Asia-Pacific Head of Depositary Receipts at BNY Mellon


On November 12th, MSCI announced an update to its Global Investable Market Indexes. This decision will see the inclusion of 14 overseas listed Chinese Companies in its global indices.

Commenting on the announcement, Neil Atkinson, Asia-Pacific Head of Depositary Receipts at BNY Mellon said, “Inclusion in the MSCI indices is an excellent way for the newly included companies to enhance their profile amongst the global investment community. In the near term, their inclusion will drive passive investment to these companies. This is a natural progressive step which we have been expecting given the continued appetite from international investors to invest in companies that are defining China’s new economy.”

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