CSRC rules make it hard to tackle China ETF premium and tracking error issues

The China Securities Regulatory Commission plans to ban qualified foreign institutional investors from using their approved quota to use onshore stock index futures for structuring derivatives offshore. What impact will this have for exchange-traded funds offering access to China underlyings?


The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in January proposed banning qualified foreign institutional investors (QFIIs) from issuing derivatives offshore using their special quota to invest in China’s first stock index futures. The move by China’s securities watchdog (www.risk.net/asia-risk/news/1939616) served as a
reminder there is still a lot of work to do to meet the expectations of investors in the A-share, exchange-traded fund (ETF) segment of the $13.19 billion total ETF assets

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