Felix Xu's Articles

Taiwan set to get ETNs, with issuers hungry to provide

7th March 2019

Taiwan’s retail investors are hungry for ETNs. And thanks to a regulatory green light, ETF providers are most happy to provide.  The first exchange-traded note (ETN) products are expected to […]


by , 28th February 2019

More thematic, fixed income, and smart-beta passive products are expected to go online in Hong Kong this year as local ETF managers are seeking to diversify their product suite to […]

Hong Kong ETF issuers pivot to money market funds

1st February 2019

Money market ETFs are popular among Hong Kong investors Their popularity owes partly to Hong Kong being a regional hub for US dollars, but also to the interest rate cycle […]

Taiwan’s bond ETF market grew 900% last year, thanks to insurers

25th January 2019

Taiwan’s fixed income ETFs grew 900% last year, thanks to life insurance companies The heavy flows are causing Taiwan’s regulator to worry about currency risks Significant flows from cash-rich local […]

Hong Kong – China ETF Connect may be ditched

16th January 2019

The ETF Connect, bridging Hong Kong and China’s ETF markets, has been delayed — again. Regulators are exploring cross-listing as a potential alternative. Smaller ETF providers oppose cross-listing, as it […]

Ping An brings robotics and AI ETFs to Hong Kong

11th December 2018

Ping An AM, the asset management arm of the Chinese insurance giant, is bringing Hong Kong its first robotics and multi-asset ETFs.  Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) […]

Taiwan’s fixed income ETF market now largest in Asia

15th November 2018

Summary Taiwan’s fixed income ETF market is only 2 years old; yet it’s already the largest in Asia The growth owes to insurance companies dodging government-imposed caps on foreign investments […]

Leveraged ETFs drive Taiwan’s ETF growth

7th November 2018

Summary: Taiwan’s ETF market has grown to US$17.6bn in AUM thanks to swelling retail participation Leveraged and inverse products have proved very popular and make up 4% of the market […]

China puts on weight in major indexes

11th October 2018

Major index providers are increasing China’s weight within their emerging markets indexes But given the bear market and trade war, few investors are buying Index providers MSCI and FTSE Russell […]

Vanguard takes aim at Asian institutional investors

5th October 2018

Vanguard plans to penetrate Asia, but uptake of its ETFs remains low thanks to a fragmented market Asian investors prefer buying Asian ETFs domiciled in other countries, as they are […]