FTSE will commence inclusion of A-shares in its indexes in June 2019 in a three-tranch plan expected to be completed in March 2020.

“After each tranche, FTSE Russell will seek market feedback to evaluate the ability of the market to absorb the additional assets,” said the index provider. “Upon completion of the first phase, China A Shares are expected to constitute c. 5.5%* of the total FTSE Emerging Index, representing initial net passive inflows of $10 billion of assets under management..”

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