MSCI will be patient with A-Shares

Reports are that the inclusion of 226 Chinese large caps in the Emerging Markets Index has gone well. Small-cap and mid-cap shares could follow if concerns about suspensions prove unfounded.

MSCI leaves out suspended A-shares

A handful of companies halted trading this week, prompting MSCI to drop plans to add them to its emerging markets index as it made the long-awaited inclusion of 229 China-listed stocks.

Capital markets look strong: panel

Market fundamentals are in great shape and a return to normal volatility won't change that, although debt and cyber-risk are potential dangers, a panel of executives told the Milken conference.
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Chinese market’s many pros and cons

The Asian giant has a vibrant tech sector, a growing middle class, and a government making changes to improve access. It’s enough to make many take on the market’s volatility and other issues.

China, US rivalry looks volatile

Are the two world powers on a collision course for war? Could global investors get smashed between the two? Unfortunately, the answers appear to be yes and yes.

Temasek seeks tomorrow’s champions

The $203.5 billion Temasek is making plenty of shifts in its flexible equities portfolio, to target markets, sectors or entities with the competitive advantage for global growth.

5-yearly power transfer looms in China

As China readies for its five-yearly leadership reshuffle, global investors are watching to see how they’re poised to manage the world’s second-largest economy as it faces up to its debt dilemma.

MSCI finally adds China to indices

MSCI’s long-awaited decision to include China’s A shares in its emerging markets and ACWI indices will affect more than $1.6 trillion in funds that track the MSCI Emerging Markets In
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Setting the sustainability agenda

Fiona Reynolds, managing director of PRI, on her view of COP22, what Trump means for sustainable investing, and the role of China in green finance.

Pricing geopolitical risk

Geopolitical risk is largely priced in to markets according to the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, Stephen Kotkin.

Frozen by the entanglement of risk

Equity prices in continental Europe and emerging markets, including China, are below fair value, and present an opportunity for investors, but the ‘entanglement of risk’ in current markets is making Brian Singer, partner and head of dynamical allocation strategies team, William Blair cautious. William Blair typically targets around 10 per cent volatility in its portfolios,... Read more »

Long-termism, the problems with capitalism and other holiday reading

The holiday season is a good time to catch up on the reading you may have put off throughout the year. To make it easy for you here is a choice of articles that speak to some of the key themes for investors – long-termism, economic growth, climate risk and capitalism. Long-termism is one of... Read more »