U.S. investors have gained exposure to overseas markets through exchange traded funds, and now, Chinese investors can access our own markets through a new China-listed “cross-border” ETF.
According to the NASDAQ OMX Group (NasdaqGS: NDAQ), Guotai Asset Management, a Chinese money manager, launched China’s first cross-border ETF, the Guotai NASDAQ-100 Exchange Traded Fund, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
The Guotai Nasdaq-100 fund will allow Chinese investors to invest in the large, liquid companies traded on the NASDAQ. The new China-listed ETF greatly improves Chinese investors’ ability to access U.S. markets.
“The Guotai NASDAQ-100 ETF enables individual and institutional investors in China to access 100 of the world’s largest and fastest growing companies — including Baidu, Microsoft, Apple and Starbucks,” NASDAQ OMX Vice President Robert Hughes said in a press release.
The Nasdaq-100 includes 100 largest, non-financial securities by market-cap from the Nasdaq exchange.