ETFs to Follow Institutional Investors' Emerging Asia Picks | ETF Trends

Institutional investors are throwing money back into emerging Asia. The average retail investor can also pick and choose their Asia market exposure through country-specific exchange traded funds.

After a two month sell-off, foreign institutional investors funneled $5.3 billion back into emerging Asia equities, reports Shuli Ren for Barron’s.

According to HSBC, Chinese equities attracted the lion’s share of the new inflows, followed by India.

Investors interested in the Chinese markets can select from a range of ETF options. For instance, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) is the largest China country-specific ETF and includes a hefty 45.7% position in the financial sector while the SPDR S&P China ETF (NYSEArca: GXC) takes a lighter position on Chinese financials at 29.1%. Additionally, the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSEArca: ASHR) was the first U.S.-listed ETF to offer physical exposure to A-shares stocks. [A Bumpy Ride for A-Shares ETFs]

The PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) and iShares MSCI India ET (NYSEArca: INDA) provide diversified exposure to Indian equities. [ETFs to Play the Largest Wealth Fund’s India Bet]