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Early Morning Session
China’s equity market evolution has largely outpaced the tools global investors use to determine strategic asset allocation. Thirty years ago China’s equity markets did not exist, fifteen years ago they barely registered in the global rankings. Today, China is the second largest equity market in the world, fully accessible to international investors, with little correlation to anything else.
Through understanding the evolution of investing in China and the specific sectors poised for growth, investors may achieve superior outcomes.
HKEX will lead the audience to look beyond the expense ratio by delving into the total cost of ownership, how to quantify performance and a spotlight on tax.
High levels of volatility, low trading volume, limited variety, wide bid spread, high fees, etc… How is the Asian ETF market overcoming industry headwinds?
In this session Qianyun Liao from ChinaBond Pricing Centre will cover the development of on-shore RMB bond market and the tendency of RMB bond indexing investment and what they mean for ETF.
Late Morning Sessions
“HK and China ETF markets to grow fastest”, “APAC ETF assets to quadruple by 2025”, etc. These headlines in the news seem to be very positive. But what should we really keep an eye on? How can the investors enjoy the benefits of the growing market? Where is the market going next? Will smart-beta work in China and Pan-Asia?
Factor investing is nothing new. The growth of ETF investing and investor appetite to better control risk has sparked excitement in these products. But, with most results still grounded in academic theory investors remain skeptical. Join factor and smart beta experts alike as we tackle the biggest issues facing this growing market segment.
In this session we will review the latest leverage/inverse ETFs launch. What makes them different and who are using them? Hear from the leading issuers, investors, and distributors from the US, EU and Hong Kong on this most pressing topic.
Early Afternoon Sessions
Hear from the most successful asset owners and asset allocation strategists, examining how they use ETFs.
Managing risk is the new alpha, as more and more investors realize investing is more than just picking stocks. In this opening panel, we explore how ETFs can be used to hedge against a market downturn, complement active managers and easily access uncorrelated asset classes.
Megatrends—seismic macro-level structural changes—are transformative forces that have a major impact on businesses and societies globally. Such transformative forces present investment opportunities, which in recent times has gained momentum in the form of thematic investing. STOXX has identified a few themes that are already disrupting or likely to disrupt our modern world. We’ll discuss an innovative, systematic and rules based approach to identify the likely beneficiaries from the materialization of such themes.
Late Afternoon Sessions
How to trade an ETF that is not liquid? How to diversify your portfolio with simple ETF investments? In this session the trading experts will discuss the truth regarding ETF liquidity and answer real time questions from the audience!
Leading market maker will talk the audience through real life scenarios of ETF trading and how to achieve best execution when investing in different ETFs.
As tensions mount between DC and Beijing, investors are forced to reconsider their exposure to China. Hear from a local market expert on how to tackle the biggest issues facing the world’s second largest economy.