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Former Associate Director, Asia Pacific Market Development, S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Jun 21, 2016

Pan Asia: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Have Increased in Turnover

In recent years, leveraged and inverse (L&I) ETFs have gained significant traction in Asia. Thanks to the relaxation of listing regulations, more L&I ETFs are listing in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, and recently Hong Kong.  The number of L&I ETFs listed in Asia is on the rise; it was up to 87 as of June…

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Jan 8, 2016

Sector Diversification: A Better Way to Track the Chinese Equity Market?

Different sectors within the same country can perform differently.  Not all sectors of the economy perform well during a bull market and vice versa.  Hence, an investment fund heavily focused on one or two sectors could be more volatile and susceptible to a single market incident or regulatory measure.  In addition, no particular sector can…

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Nov 12, 2015

Is China a Building Block in Your Portfolio?

After China’s stock plunge in Q3 2015, many investors have had two different views toward China.  The bearish camp avoids buying Chinese stocks, as they think the Chinese market is volatile, and that the earlier stock market bubble has not fully burst when it comes to the problems of shadow banking, margin lending, and an…

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Sep 24, 2015

Catalysts for ETF Market Growth in Hong Kong and China

The Asia-Pacific region is the third-largest ETF market in the world, after the U.S. and Europe. Despite the fact that the ETFs listed in the Asia-Pacific region represent less than 10% of global ETF assets, the region’s asset growth rate has outpaced the two former leaders and is now ranked at the top. The Asia-Pacific…

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Aug 17, 2015

Chinese Stock Market Interventions

This post is about the Chinese investment landscape covering the stock and bond markets and covers the challenges of the current Chinese stock market. Recent Chinese Stock Market Turmoil China A-Shares have rallied since Q4 2014 to their peak in mid-June 2015.  The one-year performance for the S&P Total China BMI rose over 110% (from June…

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