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China Post Global launches smart beta ETF

Shenzhen-stock-exchangeChina Post Global has launched what it says is the first smart beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is listed in Europe and focused on China. The Market Access Stoxx China A Minimum Variance Index Ucits ETF tracks an index from provider Stoxx that weights equities according to their volatility and how heavily they are traded. “China has for some time been the primary engine of global growth and there is significant investor demand for China exposure, though in many cases allocations are being held back by concerns about higher volatility,” said Danny Dolan, managing director of China Post Global (UK). “The minimum variance approach works to address these volatility concerns while maintaining sufficient liquidity, aiming to give investors access to higher risk-adjusted returns in the medium and long term.” The ETF will invest in equities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges – known as A-shares – and will be listed in London, Switzerland and Frankfurt. China Post Global acquired the Market Access ETF business, formerly owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, in 2016. ©2018 funds global asia

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