Investor seeking to diversify a stock portfolio may consider selective exchange traded fund strategies that tap into Asian markets as valuations and growth appear favorable.
On the upcoming webcast, Deciphering Asia: Pinpointing Potential Opportunities, Anson Chow, Vice President of Passive Asset Management for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Asset & Wealth management, Peng Wah Choy, Vice Chairman and CEO of Harvest Global Investments Limited, Michael Jones, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at RiverFront Investment Group, and Nick Baseel, ETF Regional Vice President at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, look at Asian markets, notably China, and provide Asia strategy options that could help diversify an investment portfolio.
For instance, ETF investors can now tap directly into Chinese markets through China A-shares ETFs, including the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund (NYSEArca: CN), Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR), Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) and recently launched Deutsche X-trackers CSI 300 China A-Shares Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: ASHX).
ASHR is the largest U.S-listed A-shares ETF and targets the 300 largest and most liquid stocks in the China A-shares market.
ASHS which track more mid-sized Chinese A-shares, includes Chinese A-shares taken from the China Securities 500 Index, stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
CN has a broader portfolio, including allows investors to track mainland Chinese stocks, with a 45.2% position in ASHR and 16.4% in ASHS, and the fund holds Chinese stocks listed in the U.S. and Hong Kong.