Consequently, ETF investors who believe the Chinese markets may turn around but are wary of further currency depreciation may take a look at currency-hedged China A-shares ETFs to diminish the currency risk.
For instance, the Deutsche X-trackers CSI 300 China A-Shares Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: ASHX) acts as a hedged version of the popular Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR). [2 New Currency-Hedged China A-Shares ETFs]
ASHX tracks the CSI 300 USD Hedged Index, which is designed to provide direct access to China A-shares while diminishing the negative effects of a depreciating Chinese yuan currency against the U.S. dollar. The CSI 300 Index covers the 300 largest A-shares on mainland Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges.
Additionally, the CSOP MSCI China A International Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: CNHX) also acts like the currency-hedged version of the KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (NYSEArca: KBA).
CNHX tries to reflect the performance of the MSCI China A International with CNH 100% Hedged to USD Index, which includes Chinese A-shares listed on both the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange while also mitigating exposure to fluctuations in the Chinese renminbi relative to the USD.
Max Chen contributed to this article.