MSCI expects to make a decision on including A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, to which $1.3 trillion in global assets are benchmarked, when it announces its annual market classification in June. If MSCI decides to elevate A-shares. [Index Promotion Could Lift A-Shares ETFs]
Although Chinese stocks have struggled this year, some investors have found increased access to A-shares too tempting to ignore. PEK, the first U.S.-listed ETF to grant investors to A-shares via a basket of derivatives, has seen its assets under management total surge on a percentage basis since converting to physical holdings in early January. [Market Vectors China ETF Goes to Physical A-Shares ETFs]
ASHR, the first ETF listed in the U.S. to offer investors direct exposure to A-shares, has over $151 million in assets after debuting in November. KBA has $11.6 million in assets after just two weeks on the market.
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