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iShares, the largest U.S. ETF issuer by total assets, added another ETF offering exposure to Chinese equities to its product lineup this week. The MSCI China Index Fund (MCHI) will seek to replicate the MSCI China Index, a benchmark that includes about 140 Chinese stocks. The index is designed to measure the performance of the top 85% of equity securities by market capitalization in the Chinese market. “The new iShares MSCI China Index Fund provides clients access to one of the fastest growing economies in the world,” said Noel Archard, Head of US Product at iShares at BlackRock. “The fund further complements our single country product suite, which has seen significant activity over the past few months as investors increasingly look to single country funds to express nuanced views on global markets.” [click to continue…]

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Once upon a time, exposure to the Chinese stock market was a binary decision for U.S. investors–they either had it or they didn’t. Thanks in part to increased flexibility in cross-border listings and in part to the proliferation of exchange-traded funds, investors now have countless options for exposure to the world’s second largest economy. [click to continue…]

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The month of September brought an unexpected but very welcome rally in stock markets, as many equity ETFs enjoyed their best month of the year. September also set a number of records from the product development perspective in the ETF industry; more than two dozen new funds from a handful of different issuers hit the […]

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After watching rival Vanguard roll out more than a dozen domestic equity ETFs earlier this month, iShares continues to focus its attention on international stock markets, rolling out three new ETFs on Wednesday. The new funds include the MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund (EPHE), MSCI Small Cap Brazil Index Fund (EWZS), and MSCI Small […]

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