David Hernandez, CFA
Senior Research Analyst, Non-U.S. Equities
After several years of consideration, in May 2018 MSCI added a small portion of the China A-share market to its Emerging Markets Equity Index using a 5% inclusion factor. After additional consultation following that successful implementation, MSCI recently announced plans to further increase the inclusion factor to 20% in three steps, with the final step occurring in November 2019.
This newsletter explains MSCI’s considerations in increasing the inclusion factor and the process the index will undergo in the next nine months to implement the increase, as well as an explanation of what an A-share is and what their future may hold for investors.
For further coverage on A-shares, reference our video from 2018’s Investment Symposium, “Getting “A” Share of the Chinese Market“, or two previous charts of the week linked above.
The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.
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