Inclusion of China A in MSCI
In another important milestone for China and a key development for global investors, MSCI will quadruple the weighting of China A shares in its Emerging Markets (EM) Index this year. It has already completed the first of three increases in May 2019, taking the inclusion factor of China A Large Cap equities from 5% to 10%, with further rises to 15% and 20% planned for later in the year.
Investors to Leap over Obstacles as China Bonds Go Global
With Chinese government bonds and policy bank bonds now included in a widely tracked global bond index, China’s bond market has taken an evolutionary leap. Have investors leapt, too?
A Greater Gateway to India FAQs
Foreign participation in the Indian securities market is growing. What do Foreign Portfolio Investors need to know in order to access Indian market?
The Great China Convergence
In October, BNY Mellon hosted a live audio webcast, The Great China Convergence. Eugenie Shen from ASIFMA and Tae Yoo from HKEX shared their insights on the various China access schemes, the challenges and milestones, as well as how the future landscape is shaping up. Magdalene Tay from BNY Mellon, moderated the discussion.
A Greater Gateway to China Q&A
BNY Mellon experts unveil the challenges and opportunities with the access schemes into China’s capital markets.
A Closer Look at Bond Connect
In July, BNY Mellon hosted a live audio webcast, A Closer Look at Bond Connect. Magdalene Tay and experts from Bloomberg reviewed the scheme, one year post-launch. They shared insights on the impending global bond indices inclusion, the challenges and opportunities for foreign investors.
Decoding the Full Potential of RQFII
The Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme is one of the five schemes that supports foreign access to China’s capital markets. The challenge then becomes which one to invest through or should it be more than one?
Stock Connect: Charting a Future Course
Just over three years old, the Stock Connect scheme linking the markets of Hong Kong and China has already emerged as one of the core pillars of international investors’ strategies to access Chinese equities. And with increasing global interest and participation in China’s markets, Stock Connect’s importance looks set to grow.
Funds, Fintech and Hong Kong's Future
While the city is bidding to become a fintech hub, asset managers wanting to use it as a base to access the mainland market may need to rapidly consider updating their systems and practices.
Mutual Attraction: Hong Kong’s Bright Mutual Fund Future
Despite some short-term issues related to volatility in mainland China, Hong Kong’s position as a gateway to the wealth of the world’s second-largest economy gives its fund management industry massive long-term potential. The city’s mutual fund industry looks set for sustained growth.
Hong Kong's Future as a Fund Management Centre
As mainland China moves to relax controls over flows of capital across its borders, Hong Kong’s prime position as a fund management center presents new opportunities for asset managers across the world. Fund managers in Hong Kong providing ETFs based on international indexes are likely to be the biggest winners.
The UCITS of Asia?
A Closer Look at the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP)
This paper provides an update on the progress of the AFRP and highlights the potential benefits, and challenges faced by global fund managers, who are looking to participate in the scheme.
Untying China’s Gordian Knot
New Horizons: Up Close With the China Bond Market
The China Onshore Bond Market is now the third largest bond market in the world after the United States and Japan. With China’s further liberalization of its capital market, foreign investment in China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM) is expected to grow as new opportunities start to come to the forefront.