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Noel Amenc, ERI

Scientific Beta opts against including China A-shares in its indices

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 19:04

While recognising the growing importance of China in the global economy, ERI Scientific Beta, a smart beta index provider, has taken the decision not to add China A-Shares to its universe at present. »

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Hang Seng Indexes launches Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Big Bay Area Index

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 20:35

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (Hang Seng Indexes) has launched the Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Big Bay Area Index, which aims to reflect the performance of Hong Kong-listed companies that mainly operate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Big Bay Area (Big Bay Area) and are eligible for southbound trading under the Stock Connect schemes. »

Ken Froot, State Street

Investor confidence down by 5.7 points in September

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 10:42

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 88.3 in September, down 5.7 points from August’s revised reading of 94.0. Confidence among North American investors further declined, with the North American ICI decreasing from 92.0 to 84.5. »

Deborah Yang, MSCI

MSCI launches Ex-Tobacco Involvement Indexes

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 09:01

MSCI Inc (NYSE: MSCI), a provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors, has launched a suite of Global Ex Tobacco Involvement Indexes. »

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New index reveals growing divergence in risk appetite between real estate sponsors and investors

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 08:32

New research from BrickVest reveals a growing divergence in risk appetite between property sponsors and investors with the former looking to originate deals higher up the risk curve for higher returns, and the latter opting for low to moderate risk investments with a focus on liquidity. »

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LIMEYARD launches new index for Italian AIM market

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 18:26

Zurich-based index provider LIMEYARD has launched a new customised index, the LIMEYARD Finnat AIM Italia 100 ex SPAC, consisting of the 100 largest shares admitted to the AIM Italia, excluding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). »

MVIS and Amun launch Crypto Basket Index

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 12:03

MV Index Solutions (MVIS), and financial technology company Amun have launched the Amun Crypto Basket Index (ticker: HODL5), a digital assets index designed to accurately track the top crypto assets. »

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MSCI and Tadawul launch joint Saudi Arabia tradeable index

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 20:47

MSCI has signed an agreement with the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) to create a joint tradeable index that can serve as the basis for investment instruments including derivatives and ETFs. »

Ken Froot, State Street

Investor Confidence declined by 7.4 points in August to 94.3

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 10:06

The State Street Global Global Investor Confidence Index decreased to 94.3 in August, down 7.4 points from July’s revised reading of 101.7. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

Investors favour risk aversion and turn to safe haven assets

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 17:53

CFA UK’s latest Valuations Index, which measures investors’ perceptions of the value of equities, bonds and gold, indicates a risk-off mentality amongst investors in Q2 2018, with those polled seeing most value in safe haven assets. »

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