MSCI previously chose not to include Shanghai and Shenzhen listed companies or Chinese A-shares to its benchmark Emerging Markets Index last summer after many expressed concerns over their ability to acquire and sell mainland shares.

The new inclusion proposal would allocate 1.1% of MSCI’s global EM index to mainland-listed Chinese shares.

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“While active investors welcome precision in implementation, passive investors may favor an integrated emerging markets allocation to capture the beta efficiently and precisely. An integrated and consistent benchmarking framework – without artificial divisions – provides a neutral starting point for expressing investment views,” adds MSCI.

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