ETF Securities and E Fund License the MSCI China A Index for New UCITS ETF
LONDON -- February 23, 2014
MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools
worldwide, announced today that ETF Securities Limited and E Fund Management
(HK) Co., Ltd, have licensed the MSCI China A Index as the basis for a
proposed exchange traded fund (ETF).
“We are delighted to be able to license the MSCI China A Index. We expect our
product to be the first UCITS ETF listed in London tracking the MSCI China A
Index which provides better diversification and sectorial coverage than other
indices we have reviewed,” said Matt Johnson, Head of Distribution EMEA, ETF
Securities. “As MSCI continues to evaluate the inclusion of Chinese A shares
into its flagship Emerging Markets Index, we believe that working with them on
this initiative will appeal to investors currently utilising this index as a
“The attractive China A shares market is gaining much ground with global
investors. E Fund is pleased to be working on a new product for Europe with
ETF Securities that, once launched, will give a clear measure and
representation of this segment,” said Mr Ko Tseng, Managing Director, E Fund
Management (HK) Co., Ltd.
“We are pleased to welcome ETF Securities and E Fund to our growing list of
clients who choose to license MSCI indices for their products in Europe,
reinforcing MSCI’s position as the benchmark of choice for the ETF market,”
said Deborah Yang, Managing Director and Head of the MSCI Index Business in
EMEA and India. “A significant hurdle for international investors is starting
to come down as the opening of the China domestic equity market accelerates,
and the MSCI China A Index provides investors with an effective way to capture
the diverse and dynamic opportunities of the A share market.”
In a 2013 report, Greenwich Associates named MSCI the “benchmark of choice”
for international equity ETFs.^1
^1 Greenwich Report “Institutional Investors’ Relationship with ETFs Deepens”,
May 2013, Greenwich Associates
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