Large cap China A-shares have turned the performance tables relative to mid and small cap China A-shares as measured by China A-share indexes from global index provider FTSE Russell. After declining 4.3% in the 10 year period ended June 1, 2017, the FTSE China A Large Cap Index value has risen 5.4% in 2017. The FTSE China A Mid Cap Index and FTSE China A Small Cap Index values, on the other hand, have both declined in 2017 after rising 30.3% and 61.7%, respectively, over the last decade.
Mat Lystra, Senior Index Research Analyst, FTSE Russell:
“China is an exciting and rapidly developing market, and its progress continues to reshape the emerging markets landscape. Given the varied nature of the Chinese equity market and the multiple means of access for global investors, it is very important to have a broad set of index tools to better measure, understand and access Chinese equities.”
Source: FTSE Russell, data as of June 1, 2017. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns shown may reflect hypothetical historical performance. Please see the end for important legal disclosures.
FTSE Russell has developed a range of innovative tools to help investors measure and facilitate access to the dynamic and varied China share class landscape. In addition to introducing the FTSE Global China A Inclusion Indexes in, FTSE Russell was recently among the first global index providers to offer benchmarks that focus on China A Stock Connect and ChiNext stocks. In addition, FTSE Russell recently introduced the China A Free Indexes in response to demand from mainland Chinese investors for a domestic version of the FTSE China A Indexes.
For more information on China equity indexes from FTSE Russell, go to the FTSE Russell website.
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