MarketsMuse ETF market update profiling the latest A-Shares initiative out of China is courtesy of extract from coverage by ETFTrends’ Todd Shriber..
CSOP Asset Management is not a household name in the U.S., but the Hong Kong-based asset manager could change that with today’s launch of its first U.S-listed exchange traded fund, the CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF (NYSEArca: AFTY).
The CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF is first ETF to be listed independently in the U.S. by a Chinese asset management company. Previous versions of A-shares ETFs to list in the U.S. have been partnerships between a U.S.- or Europe-based ETF issuer and a China-based asset manager. Those partnerships are pivotal to ETF issuers being able to offer U.S. funds that feature physical access to China’s A-shares because a Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) meets Chinese regulatory requirements to be a foreign owner of A-shares.
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