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Amundi launches new ETF benchmarked to FTSE China A50 index


  • New ETF to be listed in Hong Kong
  • 11 ETFs globally benchmarked to FTSE China A50
  • c. US$7 billion AuM linked to FTSE Russell China indexes                  

FTSE Russell, the global index and data provider, announces it has licenced its FTSE China A50 index to Amundi, who launched today its new Amundi FTSE China A50 Index ETF on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The FTSE China A50 Index is a real-time tradable index comprising the 50 largest A Share companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. The index offers the optimal balance between representativeness and tradability for the China A Share market. There are currently 11 ETFs tracking the FTSE China A50 index globally. FTSE Russell has a strong track record of developing China-focused benchmarks, offering a range of products for global and domestic participants. Currently Assets Under Management (AUM) linked to FTSE Russell China indexes stands at c. US$7 billion, as at end of September 2016.

Sudir Raju, Managing Director ETP Relationships, Asia, FTSE Russell said:

“We are delighted that Amundi has decided to licence a FTSE Russell index to support the expansion of their ETF offering. FTSE Russell works closely with a number of firms in the Asia region and its strong track record in developing China-based indexes means that there are now over ten ETFs benchmarked to our indexes”.

Matthieu Guignard, Global head of product development and capital markets at Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, said:

“We decided to launch this ETF tracking the FTSE China A50 Index on Hong Kong stock exchange to meet investors’ demand for cost-efficient investment solutions to get exposed to the potential of Mainland China market through A-shares. We’re happy to add this new allocation brick to our range on the FTSE China A50 Index – one of the leading indices on China - with the lowest cost on Hong Kong market”.

More information on the FTSE China A50 Index can be found here

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