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China Bedrock Economy

China Bedrock Economy

A multi-factor approach to capture high quality contributors to China's real economy growth

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China A Bedrock

2803 (HKD) | 9803 (USD)

# A-shares# Smart Beta# Multi-factor# Value# LowVol# Size# Quality
China A New Economy

3173 (HKD) | 9173 (USD)

# A-shares# New Economy# NewInfrastructure# 14FYP# QualityGrowth# 2060 net-zero
Premia China STAR50 ETF

3151 (HKD) | 83151 (RMB) | 9151 (USD)

# A-shares# STAR BOARD# Semiconductor# AI# Biotech# 2060 net-zero
Asia Innovative Tech and Metaverse

3181 (HKD) | 9181 (USD)

# Smart EV# AI# Robotics# Automation# 5G# eSports# Semiconductor
Emerging ASEAN Titans

2810 (HKD) | 9810 (USD)

# Vietnam# Thailand# Malaysia# Philippines# Indonesia
MSCI Vietnam

2804 (HKD) | 9804 (USD)

# Supply Chain# Middle Income Class# Consumption Upgrade
China Government Bonds (Unhedged)

2817 (HKD) | 82817 (RMB) | 9817 (USD)

China Government Bonds (USD Hedged)

9177 (USD) NEW

# China Bonds# Long Duration# Government Bonds# RMB# Index Inclusion# USD Hedged
China USD Property Bonds

3001 (HKD) | 83001 (RMB) | 9001 (USD)

# China Bonds# High Yield# USD# Asia Credit
US Treasury Floating Rate (Dis)

3077 (HKD) | 9077 (USD)

US Treasury Floating Rate (Acc)

9078 (USD)

# 3-month T bills# One Week Duration# Tax Efficient
China A Bedrock
2803 (HKD) | 9803 (USD)
China A New Economy
3173 (HKD) | 9173 (USD)
Premia China STAR50 ETF
3151 (HKD) | 83151 (RMB) | 9151 (USD)
Asia Innovative Tech and Metaverse
3181 (HKD) | 9181 (USD)
Emerging ASEAN Titans
2810 (HKD) | 9810 (USD)
MSCI Vietnam
2804 (HKD) | 9804 (USD)
China Government Bonds (Unhedged)
2817 (HKD) | 82817 (RMB) | 9817 (USD)
China Government Bonds (USD Hedged)
9177 (USD)
China USD Property Bonds
3001 (HKD) | 83001 (RMB) | 9001 (USD)
US Treasury Floating Rate (Dis)
3077 (HKD) | 9077 (USD)
US Treasury Floating Rate (Acc)
9078 (USD)

FEATURED INSIGHTS & WEBINAR
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Big, long-term trends could drive Developed Market bond yields much higher than the cyclical peaks that the market is currently pricing in. There are cycles and there are secular trends. If the super cycle of rates and yields has turned – off deep negative inflation-adjusted levels – then the lesser cycles could mean- revert a lot higher around long-term uptrends. And we are at this juncture at the moment, as the negative yielding bonds have literally disappeared - the global stock of negative yielding bonds had gone from a peak of US$18.4 trillion late in 2020 to zero recently. What are the true implications behind this abrupt turn of tides? In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discusses the big drivers for potentially much higher rates and yields for this year, and areas we are spending a lot more time monitoring, as the longer-term outlook could be far worse than just a mean reversion in nominal rates and yields as we may also be in the midst of a secular mean reversion in real government bond yields and corporate credit yields.
Jan 17, 2023
Big, long-term trends could drive Developed Market bond yields much higher than the cyclical peaks that the market is currently pricing in. There are cycles and there are secular trends. If the super cycle of rates and yields has turned – off deep negative inflation-adjusted levels – then the lesser cycles could mean- revert a lot higher around long-term uptrends. And we are at this juncture at the moment, as the negative yielding bonds have literally disappeared - the global stock of negative yielding bonds had gone from a peak of US$18.4 trillion late in 2020 to zero recently. What are the true implications behind this abrupt turn of tides? In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discusses the big drivers for potentially much higher rates and yields for this year, and areas we are spending a lot more time monitoring, as the longer-term outlook could be far worse than just a mean reversion in nominal rates and yields as we may also be in the midst of a secular mean reversion in real government bond yields and corporate credit yields.
Jan 17, 2023

2023 Market Outlook - Part 4: Is China tech investible?
If we agree China may offer outperformance in 2023, then the next step is to figure out the right positioning to capture the alphas. Investors are now at a crossroad to decide whether China tech is still investible. On one hand, the Internet platforms, used to be the market leaders, may no longer be the high-growth candidates in future as shown by the recent sluggish financial results. On the other hand, technological advancement remains one of the government’s key agendas that should help support the sector. In this article, we would like to share how to identify the “right” tech exposure to capture the opportunities in China market.
Dec 13, 2022
If we agree China may offer outperformance in 2023, then the next step is to figure out the right positioning to capture the alphas. Investors are now at a crossroad to decide whether China tech is still investible. On one hand, the Internet platforms, used to be the market leaders, may no longer be the high-growth candidates in future as shown by the recent sluggish financial results. On the other hand, technological advancement remains one of the government’s key agendas that should help support the sector. In this article, we would like to share how to identify the “right” tech exposure to capture the opportunities in China market.
Dec 13, 2022

2023 Market Outlook – Part 3: ASEAN on the tailwinds of China’s reopening recovery
2023 will likely present investors with a stark economic divergence – between a West in recession and an East where growth will be boosted by recovery in China. ASEAN-5, which already enjoyed its own reopening rebound in 2022, will likely ride the tailwinds of China’s turn at a reopening recovery in the coming year. In this article, we would discuss how ASEAN-5 will likely continue to be in a sweet spot in 2023, offering some of the highest economic growth rates with relatively moderate inflation.
Dec 12, 2022
2023 will likely present investors with a stark economic divergence – between a West in recession and an East where growth will be boosted by recovery in China. ASEAN-5, which already enjoyed its own reopening rebound in 2022, will likely ride the tailwinds of China’s turn at a reopening recovery in the coming year. In this article, we would discuss how ASEAN-5 will likely continue to be in a sweet spot in 2023, offering some of the highest economic growth rates with relatively moderate inflation.
Dec 12, 2022

Calibrating for the new normal: Opportunities in the Asia innovation and metaverse space
With the more positive sentiments from the G20 meetings and market expectations of earlier pivot for China’s zero covid policy, growth including technology strategies also started to see varying degree of positive swings and rallies along more sustained upward trajectory. Contrary to the US tech peers, Asia innovative technology and metaverse leaders having started massive corrections earlier also appear to be first in first out and are emerging to resume growth on the back of multiple tailwinds. As investors revisit the investment case for the metaverse and innovative technology space, how would we configure for the opportunities in Asia and fill the gaps that the US oriented global tech strategies typically miss? In this video, we would recap the construct of Premia Asia Innovative Technology & Metaverse Theme ETF (3181/ 9181 HK), which is designed to capture opportunities in Digital transformation, Robotics & Automation, Innovative Green Technology as well as Metaverse which have been transforming the enterprise and consumer space (including with virtual influencers). The strategy was first introduced in 2018, and given the sector and geographic diversification has been outperforming other global, US and China focused peers in 2-year, 3-year and 5-year periods. It was also able to hold at -7% last year after the strong rally of 40% and 60% in 2019 and 2020 outperforming in both bull and bear market cycles. For investors looking for strategic growth opportunities in this space, this would be a good, balanced tool for implementation.
Dec 9, 2022
With the more positive sentiments from the G20 meetings and market expectations of earlier pivot for China’s zero covid policy, growth including technology strategies also started to see varying degree of positive swings and rallies along more sustained upward trajectory. Contrary to the US tech peers, Asia innovative technology and metaverse leaders having started massive corrections earlier also appear to be first in first out and are emerging to resume growth on the back of multiple tailwinds. As investors revisit the investment case for the metaverse and innovative technology space, how would we configure for the opportunities in Asia and fill the gaps that the US oriented global tech strategies typically miss? In this video, we would recap the construct of Premia Asia Innovative Technology & Metaverse Theme ETF (3181/ 9181 HK), which is designed to capture opportunities in Digital transformation, Robotics & Automation, Innovative Green Technology as well as Metaverse which have been transforming the enterprise and consumer space (including with virtual influencers). The strategy was first introduced in 2018, and given the sector and geographic diversification has been outperforming other global, US and China focused peers in 2-year, 3-year and 5-year periods. It was also able to hold at -7% last year after the strong rally of 40% and 60% in 2019 and 2020 outperforming in both bull and bear market cycles. For investors looking for strategic growth opportunities in this space, this would be a good, balanced tool for implementation.
Dec 9, 2022

2023 Market Outlook – Part 2: Zoom-in on China
It was challenging for global investors to find a market that could offer a positive return in 2022. China market can’t escape from the selloff, with H-shares, A-shares and ADRs down by 20% to 29% in dollar return in the first eleven months of the year. The market turnover was shrinking whilst foreign investors were net selling. Internally, the frequent COVID-lockdowns, a property market slump, an ongoing Internet scrutiny, and the deteriorating bilateral relationship between China and the US all contributed to the bearish sentiment in Chinese equities. Externally, the Ukraine-Russia war, high inflationary pressure, an accelerated rate hike cycle, and strengthening dollar have further weakened investors’ confidence towards risky assets.
Dec 6, 2022
It was challenging for global investors to find a market that could offer a positive return in 2022. China market can’t escape from the selloff, with H-shares, A-shares and ADRs down by 20% to 29% in dollar return in the first eleven months of the year. The market turnover was shrinking whilst foreign investors were net selling. Internally, the frequent COVID-lockdowns, a property market slump, an ongoing Internet scrutiny, and the deteriorating bilateral relationship between China and the US all contributed to the bearish sentiment in Chinese equities. Externally, the Ukraine-Russia war, high inflationary pressure, an accelerated rate hike cycle, and strengthening dollar have further weakened investors’ confidence towards risky assets.
Dec 6, 2022

2023 Market Outlook - Part 1: Positioning to Benefit from Rebalancing
In a discordant world, there are no overarching investment themes. The different parts of the world are marching to different drums – their economies and markets are driven by different cycles, different prior policy choices and factors beyond their control. The US economy and market are paying back for the extreme policy stimulus of 2020-2021. Europeans are paying back for the same, with the added pain of a war outside their control. Japan is battling a chronic ailment – extreme debt – made acute by sharply higher cost of US funds. China is at the bottom of its policy cycle, at the beginning of a path out of COVID health controls.
Dec 5, 2022
In a discordant world, there are no overarching investment themes. The different parts of the world are marching to different drums – their economies and markets are driven by different cycles, different prior policy choices and factors beyond their control. The US economy and market are paying back for the extreme policy stimulus of 2020-2021. Europeans are paying back for the same, with the added pain of a war outside their control. Japan is battling a chronic ailment – extreme debt – made acute by sharply higher cost of US funds. China is at the bottom of its policy cycle, at the beginning of a path out of COVID health controls.
Dec 5, 2022
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Chart of the Week
  • David Lai
    David Lai , CFA

    Partner, Co-CIO

Foreign investors increased their holdings of onshore yuan-denominated bonds in December, ending a ten-month losing streak and posting a net inflow of RMB 60 billion before entering 2023. Analysts explain the change is a result of the relaxation of Covid measures in the mainland, the announcement of border reopening, coupled with the narrowing of yield differentials between China and the US treasuries. The strengthening of Chinese yuan is another catalyst driving the return of international funds. The currency has appreciated against the dollar by 8% since the trough at the end of October, and the upward momentum may continue in medium-term given dollar weakening is almost inevitable. According to SAFE, foreign participation in the domestic capital market has remained active, with net purchases of onshore A-share and Chinese bonds totaling about USD 12.6 billion in the first half of January this year. Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (2817.HK) has posted a positive return of 3% year-to-date.
Jan 26, 2023
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Chart of the Week
  • David Lai
    David Lai , CFA

    Partner, Co-CIO

Foreign investors increased their holdings of onshore yuan-denominated bonds in December, ending a ten-month losing streak and posting a net inflow of RMB 60 billion before entering 2023. Analysts explain the change is a result of the relaxation of Covid measures in the mainland, the announcement of border reopening, coupled with the narrowing of yield differentials between China and the US treasuries. The strengthening of Chinese yuan is another catalyst driving the return of international funds. The currency has appreciated against the dollar by 8% since the trough at the end of October, and the upward momentum may continue in medium-term given dollar weakening is almost inevitable. According to SAFE, foreign participation in the domestic capital market has remained active, with net purchases of onshore A-share and Chinese bonds totaling about USD 12.6 billion in the first half of January this year. Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (2817.HK) has posted a positive return of 3% year-to-date.
Jan 26, 2023
FEATURED INSIGHTS & WEBINAR
premia headline
Big, long-term trends could drive Developed Market bond yields much higher than the cyclical peaks that the market is currently pricing in. There are cycles and there are secular trends. If the super cycle of rates and yields has turned – off deep negative inflation-adjusted levels – then the lesser cycles could mean- revert a lot higher around long-term uptrends. And we are at this juncture at the moment, as the negative yielding bonds have literally disappeared - the global stock of negative yielding bonds had gone from a peak of US$18.4 trillion late in 2020 to zero recently. What are the true implications behind this abrupt turn of tides? In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discusses the big drivers for potentially much higher rates and yields for this year, and areas we are spending a lot more time monitoring, as the longer-term outlook could be far worse than just a mean reversion in nominal rates and yields as we may also be in the midst of a secular mean reversion in real government bond yields and corporate credit yields.
Jan 17, 2023
Big, long-term trends could drive Developed Market bond yields much higher than the cyclical peaks that the market is currently pricing in. There are cycles and there are secular trends. If the super cycle of rates and yields has turned – off deep negative inflation-adjusted levels – then the lesser cycles could mean- revert a lot higher around long-term uptrends. And we are at this juncture at the moment, as the negative yielding bonds have literally disappeared - the global stock of negative yielding bonds had gone from a peak of US$18.4 trillion late in 2020 to zero recently. What are the true implications behind this abrupt turn of tides? In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discusses the big drivers for potentially much higher rates and yields for this year, and areas we are spending a lot more time monitoring, as the longer-term outlook could be far worse than just a mean reversion in nominal rates and yields as we may also be in the midst of a secular mean reversion in real government bond yields and corporate credit yields.
Jan 17, 2023

2023 Market Outlook - Part 4: Is China tech investible?
If we agree China may offer outperformance in 2023, then the next step is to figure out the right positioning to capture the alphas. Investors are now at a crossroad to decide whether China tech is still investible. On one hand, the Internet platforms, used to be the market leaders, may no longer be the high-growth candidates in future as shown by the recent sluggish financial results. On the other hand, technological advancement remains one of the government’s key agendas that should help support the sector. In this article, we would like to share how to identify the “right” tech exposure to capture the opportunities in China market.
Dec 13, 2022
If we agree China may offer outperformance in 2023, then the next step is to figure out the right positioning to capture the alphas. Investors are now at a crossroad to decide whether China tech is still investible. On one hand, the Internet platforms, used to be the market leaders, may no longer be the high-growth candidates in future as shown by the recent sluggish financial results. On the other hand, technological advancement remains one of the government’s key agendas that should help support the sector. In this article, we would like to share how to identify the “right” tech exposure to capture the opportunities in China market.
Dec 13, 2022

2023 Market Outlook – Part 3: ASEAN on the tailwinds of China’s reopening recovery
2023 will likely present investors with a stark economic divergence – between a West in recession and an East where growth will be boosted by recovery in China. ASEAN-5, which already enjoyed its own reopening rebound in 2022, will likely ride the tailwinds of China’s turn at a reopening recovery in the coming year. In this article, we would discuss how ASEAN-5 will likely continue to be in a sweet spot in 2023, offering some of the highest economic growth rates with relatively moderate inflation.
Dec 12, 2022
2023 will likely present investors with a stark economic divergence – between a West in recession and an East where growth will be boosted by recovery in China. ASEAN-5, which already enjoyed its own reopening rebound in 2022, will likely ride the tailwinds of China’s turn at a reopening recovery in the coming year. In this article, we would discuss how ASEAN-5 will likely continue to be in a sweet spot in 2023, offering some of the highest economic growth rates with relatively moderate inflation.
Dec 12, 2022

Calibrating for the new normal: Opportunities in the Asia innovation and metaverse space
With the more positive sentiments from the G20 meetings and market expectations of earlier pivot for China’s zero covid policy, growth including technology strategies also started to see varying degree of positive swings and rallies along more sustained upward trajectory. Contrary to the US tech peers, Asia innovative technology and metaverse leaders having started massive corrections earlier also appear to be first in first out and are emerging to resume growth on the back of multiple tailwinds. As investors revisit the investment case for the metaverse and innovative technology space, how would we configure for the opportunities in Asia and fill the gaps that the US oriented global tech strategies typically miss? In this video, we would recap the construct of Premia Asia Innovative Technology & Metaverse Theme ETF (3181/ 9181 HK), which is designed to capture opportunities in Digital transformation, Robotics & Automation, Innovative Green Technology as well as Metaverse which have been transforming the enterprise and consumer space (including with virtual influencers). The strategy was first introduced in 2018, and given the sector and geographic diversification has been outperforming other global, US and China focused peers in 2-year, 3-year and 5-year periods. It was also able to hold at -7% last year after the strong rally of 40% and 60% in 2019 and 2020 outperforming in both bull and bear market cycles. For investors looking for strategic growth opportunities in this space, this would be a good, balanced tool for implementation.
Dec 9, 2022
With the more positive sentiments from the G20 meetings and market expectations of earlier pivot for China’s zero covid policy, growth including technology strategies also started to see varying degree of positive swings and rallies along more sustained upward trajectory. Contrary to the US tech peers, Asia innovative technology and metaverse leaders having started massive corrections earlier also appear to be first in first out and are emerging to resume growth on the back of multiple tailwinds. As investors revisit the investment case for the metaverse and innovative technology space, how would we configure for the opportunities in Asia and fill the gaps that the US oriented global tech strategies typically miss? In this video, we would recap the construct of Premia Asia Innovative Technology & Metaverse Theme ETF (3181/ 9181 HK), which is designed to capture opportunities in Digital transformation, Robotics & Automation, Innovative Green Technology as well as Metaverse which have been transforming the enterprise and consumer space (including with virtual influencers). The strategy was first introduced in 2018, and given the sector and geographic diversification has been outperforming other global, US and China focused peers in 2-year, 3-year and 5-year periods. It was also able to hold at -7% last year after the strong rally of 40% and 60% in 2019 and 2020 outperforming in both bull and bear market cycles. For investors looking for strategic growth opportunities in this space, this would be a good, balanced tool for implementation.
Dec 9, 2022

2023 Market Outlook – Part 2: Zoom-in on China
It was challenging for global investors to find a market that could offer a positive return in 2022. China market can’t escape from the selloff, with H-shares, A-shares and ADRs down by 20% to 29% in dollar return in the first eleven months of the year. The market turnover was shrinking whilst foreign investors were net selling. Internally, the frequent COVID-lockdowns, a property market slump, an ongoing Internet scrutiny, and the deteriorating bilateral relationship between China and the US all contributed to the bearish sentiment in Chinese equities. Externally, the Ukraine-Russia war, high inflationary pressure, an accelerated rate hike cycle, and strengthening dollar have further weakened investors’ confidence towards risky assets.
Dec 6, 2022
It was challenging for global investors to find a market that could offer a positive return in 2022. China market can’t escape from the selloff, with H-shares, A-shares and ADRs down by 20% to 29% in dollar return in the first eleven months of the year. The market turnover was shrinking whilst foreign investors were net selling. Internally, the frequent COVID-lockdowns, a property market slump, an ongoing Internet scrutiny, and the deteriorating bilateral relationship between China and the US all contributed to the bearish sentiment in Chinese equities. Externally, the Ukraine-Russia war, high inflationary pressure, an accelerated rate hike cycle, and strengthening dollar have further weakened investors’ confidence towards risky assets.
Dec 6, 2022

2023 Market Outlook - Part 1: Positioning to Benefit from Rebalancing
In a discordant world, there are no overarching investment themes. The different parts of the world are marching to different drums – their economies and markets are driven by different cycles, different prior policy choices and factors beyond their control. The US economy and market are paying back for the extreme policy stimulus of 2020-2021. Europeans are paying back for the same, with the added pain of a war outside their control. Japan is battling a chronic ailment – extreme debt – made acute by sharply higher cost of US funds. China is at the bottom of its policy cycle, at the beginning of a path out of COVID health controls.
Dec 5, 2022
In a discordant world, there are no overarching investment themes. The different parts of the world are marching to different drums – their economies and markets are driven by different cycles, different prior policy choices and factors beyond their control. The US economy and market are paying back for the extreme policy stimulus of 2020-2021. Europeans are paying back for the same, with the added pain of a war outside their control. Japan is battling a chronic ailment – extreme debt – made acute by sharply higher cost of US funds. China is at the bottom of its policy cycle, at the beginning of a path out of COVID health controls.
Dec 5, 2022
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