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Unlike in developed markets, healthcare is actually a growing “new economy” sector in China that offers tremendous opportunities for global investors. As the Chinese economy evolves, the sector also enjoys fundamental tailwinds such as rising demand for healthcare and wellness services as living standards improve, and an aging population with low birth rates. Meanwhile being a growth sector with public interest concerns that is also popular among retail investors, the healthcare sector also experiences volatility swings and regulation tailwinds from time to time such that taking a diversified approach with consideration for fundamentals may be more optimal. In this article, we would take a closer look at the various underlying sub-segments, review their characteristics and also highlight some of the leading A-share companies driving the growth opportunities in their respective space.
Sep 20, 2022
Unlike in developed markets, healthcare is actually a growing “new economy” sector in China that offers tremendous opportunities for global investors. As the Chinese economy evolves, the sector also enjoys fundamental tailwinds such as rising demand for healthcare and wellness services as living standards improve, and an aging population with low birth rates. Meanwhile being a growth sector with public interest concerns that is also popular among retail investors, the healthcare sector also experiences volatility swings and regulation tailwinds from time to time such that taking a diversified approach with consideration for fundamentals may be more optimal. In this article, we would take a closer look at the various underlying sub-segments, review their characteristics and also highlight some of the leading A-share companies driving the growth opportunities in their respective space.
Sep 20, 2022

Asia metaverse – the coming of age of virtual influencers
If the KOLs (key opinion leaders) have stormed the world with livestreaming and short videos globally in recent years, the metaverse is bringing on a new cohort of KOLs across Asia – virtual influencers. In fact, Asia is already seeing very rapid growth of virtual influencers, given the high internet penetration, digital economy and demographic tailwinds across the region. From Korea, China, Japan to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, brands and marketers across industries are increasingly ready to adopt and experiment, especially those targeting young consumers. In fact according to Jing Daily estimates, of the 80% of Chinese netizens following online celebrities, over 60% follow virtual idols and over half spending at least RMB500 a month on related purchases. Virtual KOLs also are said to often have interaction rates three times higher than their real counterparts. In this article, we shall share more about this coming of age of virtual influencers in Asia, with a deeper dive into the observations in Korea where the virtual influencers are bringing important new elements to the K-pop industry.
Sep 9, 2022
If the KOLs (key opinion leaders) have stormed the world with livestreaming and short videos globally in recent years, the metaverse is bringing on a new cohort of KOLs across Asia – virtual influencers. In fact, Asia is already seeing very rapid growth of virtual influencers, given the high internet penetration, digital economy and demographic tailwinds across the region. From Korea, China, Japan to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, brands and marketers across industries are increasingly ready to adopt and experiment, especially those targeting young consumers. In fact according to Jing Daily estimates, of the 80% of Chinese netizens following online celebrities, over 60% follow virtual idols and over half spending at least RMB500 a month on related purchases. Virtual KOLs also are said to often have interaction rates three times higher than their real counterparts. In this article, we shall share more about this coming of age of virtual influencers in Asia, with a deeper dive into the observations in Korea where the virtual influencers are bringing important new elements to the K-pop industry.
Sep 9, 2022

Climate change in practice: deciphering the energy situation in Sichuan
Sichuan has a very real climate change issue to manage this year. After extreme heatwave and drought causing power rationing for industrial users for two weeks, the province is now quickly re-gearing for Level IV flood emergency alert. While most factories are able to resume production now, should we be concerned especially with memories from the power crunch actions last year? What would be the impacts and ripple effects we should pay attention to? In this article we reviewed the background triggering the Sichuan situation, and why we believe the power rationing events are more pre-emptive in nature and energy security is very carefully managed in the planned economy of China.
Aug 31, 2022
Sichuan has a very real climate change issue to manage this year. After extreme heatwave and drought causing power rationing for industrial users for two weeks, the province is now quickly re-gearing for Level IV flood emergency alert. While most factories are able to resume production now, should we be concerned especially with memories from the power crunch actions last year? What would be the impacts and ripple effects we should pay attention to? In this article we reviewed the background triggering the Sichuan situation, and why we believe the power rationing events are more pre-emptive in nature and energy security is very carefully managed in the planned economy of China.
Aug 31, 2022

Hedge or not hedge? Asia’s first ETF for Chinese government and policy bond with both RMB unhedged and USD hedged optionality
Global markets have been subject to higher volatility so far in 2022 amid escalating inflation and recession risks. The US rate hike cycle has added further pressure to the dollar return of most foreign-currency-denominated assets due to the strengthening dollar. In this article, we describe the genesis behind the recent addition of USD hedged unit class to our Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (9177.HK), which is the first among peers to offer USD hedging feature in Asia. For investors that are mindful of mark to market risk amid continued US interest rate hikes, as well asset owners with long duration allocation needs, the Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF is a unique tool that provides access to the long duration Chinese government and policy bank bonds with strong A1 sovereign bond rating, competitive yield of over 3%, stable yield volatility and now with the USD hedged unit class, additional optionality to capture the steady yield of China sovereign bonds whilst minimizing exchange rate risks for RMB.
Aug 18, 2022
Global markets have been subject to higher volatility so far in 2022 amid escalating inflation and recession risks. The US rate hike cycle has added further pressure to the dollar return of most foreign-currency-denominated assets due to the strengthening dollar. In this article, we describe the genesis behind the recent addition of USD hedged unit class to our Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (9177.HK), which is the first among peers to offer USD hedging feature in Asia. For investors that are mindful of mark to market risk amid continued US interest rate hikes, as well asset owners with long duration allocation needs, the Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF is a unique tool that provides access to the long duration Chinese government and policy bank bonds with strong A1 sovereign bond rating, competitive yield of over 3%, stable yield volatility and now with the USD hedged unit class, additional optionality to capture the steady yield of China sovereign bonds whilst minimizing exchange rate risks for RMB.
Aug 18, 2022

The rise and rise of the Chinese economy
Notwithstanding the cautious sentiment towards Chinese equities over the past year, the fundamentals suggest that it would be increasingly difficult to ignore Chinese equities as its economic heft and importance continues to grow. In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim analyzes the fundamentals of the Chinese economy and why it makes sense for global allocators to deploy Chinese equities for diversification and growth opportunities as the alternative would be a deliberate underweight decision for a large part of the world's GDP and the key driver for global productivity growth.
Aug 11, 2022
Notwithstanding the cautious sentiment towards Chinese equities over the past year, the fundamentals suggest that it would be increasingly difficult to ignore Chinese equities as its economic heft and importance continues to grow. In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim analyzes the fundamentals of the Chinese economy and why it makes sense for global allocators to deploy Chinese equities for diversification and growth opportunities as the alternative would be a deliberate underweight decision for a large part of the world's GDP and the key driver for global productivity growth.
Aug 11, 2022

Would price intervention for polysilicon upend growth trajectory for the photovoltaic industry in China?
After lithium, coal and pork, polysilicon appears to be the next in line for potential government price interventions. In fact, polysilicon prices which have been on nine consecutive weeks of spiking spree, have reached 10-year high and the high prices have caused severe supply chain disruptions and suppressed domestic demand for solar panels – and in the process slow down the solar infrastructure build out in China. Such price intervention thus is envisaged to be a positive regulating event, that would shift the industry dynamics from upstream biased to more midstream and downstream actors, to rebalance the supply chain economics for long run sustainable growth of the industry ecosystem. In this article, we shall analyze this in greater details, and explain why despite the headline concerns it would be a positive event for the sector leaders including related constituents in the Premia ETFs, while the polysilicon market is expected to remain tight throughout the year due to persistent strong global demand and supply shortages.
Aug 4, 2022
After lithium, coal and pork, polysilicon appears to be the next in line for potential government price interventions. In fact, polysilicon prices which have been on nine consecutive weeks of spiking spree, have reached 10-year high and the high prices have caused severe supply chain disruptions and suppressed domestic demand for solar panels – and in the process slow down the solar infrastructure build out in China. Such price intervention thus is envisaged to be a positive regulating event, that would shift the industry dynamics from upstream biased to more midstream and downstream actors, to rebalance the supply chain economics for long run sustainable growth of the industry ecosystem. In this article, we shall analyze this in greater details, and explain why despite the headline concerns it would be a positive event for the sector leaders including related constituents in the Premia ETFs, while the polysilicon market is expected to remain tight throughout the year due to persistent strong global demand and supply shortages.
Aug 4, 2022

[Premia x Rayliant Webinar] Conversation with Dr. Jason Hsu – 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy
Although a lot of unprecedented events happened in the past few years, financial market rallies have bolstered positive wealth effects and expanded the balance sheet for many investors – until recently. This year has been extremely challenging for even the most astute and well-researched investors. How do we make sense of so much uncertainty around inflation, geopolitical tension, recession, pandemic and more? Recently our Senior Advisor Dr. Jason Hsu, Chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors has published 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy, which raised some bold and perhaps uncomfortable possibilities that would be helpful for us all to reflect and prepare for. In this webinar, we shall discuss with Dr. Hsu live to decipher what might be the best way to weather the turbulent markets ahead, and while acknowledging diversification remains the free lunch in investing – what to diversify with? [Watch Replay Here]
Aug 3, 2022
Although a lot of unprecedented events happened in the past few years, financial market rallies have bolstered positive wealth effects and expanded the balance sheet for many investors – until recently. This year has been extremely challenging for even the most astute and well-researched investors. How do we make sense of so much uncertainty around inflation, geopolitical tension, recession, pandemic and more? Recently our Senior Advisor Dr. Jason Hsu, Chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors has published 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy, which raised some bold and perhaps uncomfortable possibilities that would be helpful for us all to reflect and prepare for. In this webinar, we shall discuss with Dr. Hsu live to decipher what might be the best way to weather the turbulent markets ahead, and while acknowledging diversification remains the free lunch in investing – what to diversify with? [Watch Replay Here]
Aug 3, 2022

Q2 2022 China A-shares factor review
As stocks around the world struggled in Q2 2022, China A shares produced a positive return, with the CSI 300 Index adding +6.2% for the quarter. This muted number nevertheless belies an action-packed three months, as investor sentiment toward mainland shares reached a low in April, with Shanghai and other major cities entering growth-stunting lockdowns amidst a rapid spread of COVID variants, only to recover sharply in May and June, as easing public health restrictions allowed Beijing to start ramping up a massive stimulus program intended to set the nation’s economy up for a strong second half leading into Q4’s National Congress. Here we offer some perspective on factor drivers in China’s market during the second quarter and comment on what might come next for Chinese stocks.
Aug 1, 2022
As stocks around the world struggled in Q2 2022, China A shares produced a positive return, with the CSI 300 Index adding +6.2% for the quarter. This muted number nevertheless belies an action-packed three months, as investor sentiment toward mainland shares reached a low in April, with Shanghai and other major cities entering growth-stunting lockdowns amidst a rapid spread of COVID variants, only to recover sharply in May and June, as easing public health restrictions allowed Beijing to start ramping up a massive stimulus program intended to set the nation’s economy up for a strong second half leading into Q4’s National Congress. Here we offer some perspective on factor drivers in China’s market during the second quarter and comment on what might come next for Chinese stocks.
Aug 1, 2022

China New Economy – from manufacturing hub to innovation hub
What will the next era of China’s economy look like? Invest in the leading companies driving China’s New Economy through the Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF.
Jul 28, 2022
What will the next era of China’s economy look like? Invest in the leading companies driving China’s New Economy through the Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF.
Jul 28, 2022

Emerging ASEAN outperformance in a storm
As the Developed Markets are weathering havoc from increasingly hawkish rate hike actions, ASEAN equities continue to retain relative calm and outperform DM as a regional expression of global value trade. While the trajectory for economic upgrades and earnings growth prospects remain intact, as DMs slide deeper into bear markets, some tweaking of the ASEAN trade – as a pure Emerging Market play – might achieve even better relative outperformance. In this article our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discussed drivers behind the outperformance of our Emerging ASEAN strategy against MSCI World Growth, and what investors with the flexibility for a spread trade might consider as the dynamics will likely remain in place for the rest of this year.
Jul 4, 2022
As the Developed Markets are weathering havoc from increasingly hawkish rate hike actions, ASEAN equities continue to retain relative calm and outperform DM as a regional expression of global value trade. While the trajectory for economic upgrades and earnings growth prospects remain intact, as DMs slide deeper into bear markets, some tweaking of the ASEAN trade – as a pure Emerging Market play – might achieve even better relative outperformance. In this article our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discussed drivers behind the outperformance of our Emerging ASEAN strategy against MSCI World Growth, and what investors with the flexibility for a spread trade might consider as the dynamics will likely remain in place for the rest of this year.
Jul 4, 2022
Chart of the Week
  • David Lai
    David Lai , CFA

    Partner, Co-CIO

President Xi emphasized the country should strengthen its scientific and technological innovation during the latest meeting of the Central Comprehensively Deepening Reforms Commission. Analysts suggest that the state will play a more active role in driving the advancement in various aspects, such as semiconductor, artificial intelligence, biotech, renewables, and aerospace, etc. The key message is no different from what we have observed in the past few years that China is eager to fast-track the development in hardcore technologies. On a positive note, national champions are reporting a satisfactory progress. Baidu has revealed the achievement of its 2nd generation Kunlun chip, that runs 3 times faster than its predecessor and has a cost advantage over its peers aboard. Huawei has also launched the newest Mate 50 series mobile phone, equipped with a domestic operating system Harmony OS 3.0 and a satellite communication function leverage on BeiDou navigation system, an alternative to the GPS.
Sep 14, 2022
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Chart of the Week
  • David Lai
    David Lai , CFA

    Partner, Co-CIO

President Xi emphasized the country should strengthen its scientific and technological innovation during the latest meeting of the Central Comprehensively Deepening Reforms Commission. Analysts suggest that the state will play a more active role in driving the advancement in various aspects, such as semiconductor, artificial intelligence, biotech, renewables, and aerospace, etc. The key message is no different from what we have observed in the past few years that China is eager to fast-track the development in hardcore technologies. On a positive note, national champions are reporting a satisfactory progress. Baidu has revealed the achievement of its 2nd generation Kunlun chip, that runs 3 times faster than its predecessor and has a cost advantage over its peers aboard. Huawei has also launched the newest Mate 50 series mobile phone, equipped with a domestic operating system Harmony OS 3.0 and a satellite communication function leverage on BeiDou navigation system, an alternative to the GPS.
Sep 14, 2022
FEATURED INSIGHTS & WEBINAR
premia headline
Unlike in developed markets, healthcare is actually a growing “new economy” sector in China that offers tremendous opportunities for global investors. As the Chinese economy evolves, the sector also enjoys fundamental tailwinds such as rising demand for healthcare and wellness services as living standards improve, and an aging population with low birth rates. Meanwhile being a growth sector with public interest concerns that is also popular among retail investors, the healthcare sector also experiences volatility swings and regulation tailwinds from time to time such that taking a diversified approach with consideration for fundamentals may be more optimal. In this article, we would take a closer look at the various underlying sub-segments, review their characteristics and also highlight some of the leading A-share companies driving the growth opportunities in their respective space.
Sep 20, 2022
Unlike in developed markets, healthcare is actually a growing “new economy” sector in China that offers tremendous opportunities for global investors. As the Chinese economy evolves, the sector also enjoys fundamental tailwinds such as rising demand for healthcare and wellness services as living standards improve, and an aging population with low birth rates. Meanwhile being a growth sector with public interest concerns that is also popular among retail investors, the healthcare sector also experiences volatility swings and regulation tailwinds from time to time such that taking a diversified approach with consideration for fundamentals may be more optimal. In this article, we would take a closer look at the various underlying sub-segments, review their characteristics and also highlight some of the leading A-share companies driving the growth opportunities in their respective space.
Sep 20, 2022

Asia metaverse – the coming of age of virtual influencers
If the KOLs (key opinion leaders) have stormed the world with livestreaming and short videos globally in recent years, the metaverse is bringing on a new cohort of KOLs across Asia – virtual influencers. In fact, Asia is already seeing very rapid growth of virtual influencers, given the high internet penetration, digital economy and demographic tailwinds across the region. From Korea, China, Japan to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, brands and marketers across industries are increasingly ready to adopt and experiment, especially those targeting young consumers. In fact according to Jing Daily estimates, of the 80% of Chinese netizens following online celebrities, over 60% follow virtual idols and over half spending at least RMB500 a month on related purchases. Virtual KOLs also are said to often have interaction rates three times higher than their real counterparts. In this article, we shall share more about this coming of age of virtual influencers in Asia, with a deeper dive into the observations in Korea where the virtual influencers are bringing important new elements to the K-pop industry.
Sep 9, 2022
If the KOLs (key opinion leaders) have stormed the world with livestreaming and short videos globally in recent years, the metaverse is bringing on a new cohort of KOLs across Asia – virtual influencers. In fact, Asia is already seeing very rapid growth of virtual influencers, given the high internet penetration, digital economy and demographic tailwinds across the region. From Korea, China, Japan to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, brands and marketers across industries are increasingly ready to adopt and experiment, especially those targeting young consumers. In fact according to Jing Daily estimates, of the 80% of Chinese netizens following online celebrities, over 60% follow virtual idols and over half spending at least RMB500 a month on related purchases. Virtual KOLs also are said to often have interaction rates three times higher than their real counterparts. In this article, we shall share more about this coming of age of virtual influencers in Asia, with a deeper dive into the observations in Korea where the virtual influencers are bringing important new elements to the K-pop industry.
Sep 9, 2022

Climate change in practice: deciphering the energy situation in Sichuan
Sichuan has a very real climate change issue to manage this year. After extreme heatwave and drought causing power rationing for industrial users for two weeks, the province is now quickly re-gearing for Level IV flood emergency alert. While most factories are able to resume production now, should we be concerned especially with memories from the power crunch actions last year? What would be the impacts and ripple effects we should pay attention to? In this article we reviewed the background triggering the Sichuan situation, and why we believe the power rationing events are more pre-emptive in nature and energy security is very carefully managed in the planned economy of China.
Aug 31, 2022
Sichuan has a very real climate change issue to manage this year. After extreme heatwave and drought causing power rationing for industrial users for two weeks, the province is now quickly re-gearing for Level IV flood emergency alert. While most factories are able to resume production now, should we be concerned especially with memories from the power crunch actions last year? What would be the impacts and ripple effects we should pay attention to? In this article we reviewed the background triggering the Sichuan situation, and why we believe the power rationing events are more pre-emptive in nature and energy security is very carefully managed in the planned economy of China.
Aug 31, 2022

Hedge or not hedge? Asia’s first ETF for Chinese government and policy bond with both RMB unhedged and USD hedged optionality
Global markets have been subject to higher volatility so far in 2022 amid escalating inflation and recession risks. The US rate hike cycle has added further pressure to the dollar return of most foreign-currency-denominated assets due to the strengthening dollar. In this article, we describe the genesis behind the recent addition of USD hedged unit class to our Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (9177.HK), which is the first among peers to offer USD hedging feature in Asia. For investors that are mindful of mark to market risk amid continued US interest rate hikes, as well asset owners with long duration allocation needs, the Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF is a unique tool that provides access to the long duration Chinese government and policy bank bonds with strong A1 sovereign bond rating, competitive yield of over 3%, stable yield volatility and now with the USD hedged unit class, additional optionality to capture the steady yield of China sovereign bonds whilst minimizing exchange rate risks for RMB.
Aug 18, 2022
Global markets have been subject to higher volatility so far in 2022 amid escalating inflation and recession risks. The US rate hike cycle has added further pressure to the dollar return of most foreign-currency-denominated assets due to the strengthening dollar. In this article, we describe the genesis behind the recent addition of USD hedged unit class to our Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF (9177.HK), which is the first among peers to offer USD hedging feature in Asia. For investors that are mindful of mark to market risk amid continued US interest rate hikes, as well asset owners with long duration allocation needs, the Premia China Treasury and Policy Bank Bond Long Duration ETF is a unique tool that provides access to the long duration Chinese government and policy bank bonds with strong A1 sovereign bond rating, competitive yield of over 3%, stable yield volatility and now with the USD hedged unit class, additional optionality to capture the steady yield of China sovereign bonds whilst minimizing exchange rate risks for RMB.
Aug 18, 2022

The rise and rise of the Chinese economy
Notwithstanding the cautious sentiment towards Chinese equities over the past year, the fundamentals suggest that it would be increasingly difficult to ignore Chinese equities as its economic heft and importance continues to grow. In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim analyzes the fundamentals of the Chinese economy and why it makes sense for global allocators to deploy Chinese equities for diversification and growth opportunities as the alternative would be a deliberate underweight decision for a large part of the world's GDP and the key driver for global productivity growth.
Aug 11, 2022
Notwithstanding the cautious sentiment towards Chinese equities over the past year, the fundamentals suggest that it would be increasingly difficult to ignore Chinese equities as its economic heft and importance continues to grow. In this article, our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim analyzes the fundamentals of the Chinese economy and why it makes sense for global allocators to deploy Chinese equities for diversification and growth opportunities as the alternative would be a deliberate underweight decision for a large part of the world's GDP and the key driver for global productivity growth.
Aug 11, 2022

Would price intervention for polysilicon upend growth trajectory for the photovoltaic industry in China?
After lithium, coal and pork, polysilicon appears to be the next in line for potential government price interventions. In fact, polysilicon prices which have been on nine consecutive weeks of spiking spree, have reached 10-year high and the high prices have caused severe supply chain disruptions and suppressed domestic demand for solar panels – and in the process slow down the solar infrastructure build out in China. Such price intervention thus is envisaged to be a positive regulating event, that would shift the industry dynamics from upstream biased to more midstream and downstream actors, to rebalance the supply chain economics for long run sustainable growth of the industry ecosystem. In this article, we shall analyze this in greater details, and explain why despite the headline concerns it would be a positive event for the sector leaders including related constituents in the Premia ETFs, while the polysilicon market is expected to remain tight throughout the year due to persistent strong global demand and supply shortages.
Aug 4, 2022
After lithium, coal and pork, polysilicon appears to be the next in line for potential government price interventions. In fact, polysilicon prices which have been on nine consecutive weeks of spiking spree, have reached 10-year high and the high prices have caused severe supply chain disruptions and suppressed domestic demand for solar panels – and in the process slow down the solar infrastructure build out in China. Such price intervention thus is envisaged to be a positive regulating event, that would shift the industry dynamics from upstream biased to more midstream and downstream actors, to rebalance the supply chain economics for long run sustainable growth of the industry ecosystem. In this article, we shall analyze this in greater details, and explain why despite the headline concerns it would be a positive event for the sector leaders including related constituents in the Premia ETFs, while the polysilicon market is expected to remain tight throughout the year due to persistent strong global demand and supply shortages.
Aug 4, 2022

[Premia x Rayliant Webinar] Conversation with Dr. Jason Hsu – 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy
Although a lot of unprecedented events happened in the past few years, financial market rallies have bolstered positive wealth effects and expanded the balance sheet for many investors – until recently. This year has been extremely challenging for even the most astute and well-researched investors. How do we make sense of so much uncertainty around inflation, geopolitical tension, recession, pandemic and more? Recently our Senior Advisor Dr. Jason Hsu, Chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors has published 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy, which raised some bold and perhaps uncomfortable possibilities that would be helpful for us all to reflect and prepare for. In this webinar, we shall discuss with Dr. Hsu live to decipher what might be the best way to weather the turbulent markets ahead, and while acknowledging diversification remains the free lunch in investing – what to diversify with? [Watch Replay Here]
Aug 3, 2022
Although a lot of unprecedented events happened in the past few years, financial market rallies have bolstered positive wealth effects and expanded the balance sheet for many investors – until recently. This year has been extremely challenging for even the most astute and well-researched investors. How do we make sense of so much uncertainty around inflation, geopolitical tension, recession, pandemic and more? Recently our Senior Advisor Dr. Jason Hsu, Chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors has published 7 Predictions for a Stagflation Economy, which raised some bold and perhaps uncomfortable possibilities that would be helpful for us all to reflect and prepare for. In this webinar, we shall discuss with Dr. Hsu live to decipher what might be the best way to weather the turbulent markets ahead, and while acknowledging diversification remains the free lunch in investing – what to diversify with? [Watch Replay Here]
Aug 3, 2022

Q2 2022 China A-shares factor review
As stocks around the world struggled in Q2 2022, China A shares produced a positive return, with the CSI 300 Index adding +6.2% for the quarter. This muted number nevertheless belies an action-packed three months, as investor sentiment toward mainland shares reached a low in April, with Shanghai and other major cities entering growth-stunting lockdowns amidst a rapid spread of COVID variants, only to recover sharply in May and June, as easing public health restrictions allowed Beijing to start ramping up a massive stimulus program intended to set the nation’s economy up for a strong second half leading into Q4’s National Congress. Here we offer some perspective on factor drivers in China’s market during the second quarter and comment on what might come next for Chinese stocks.
Aug 1, 2022
As stocks around the world struggled in Q2 2022, China A shares produced a positive return, with the CSI 300 Index adding +6.2% for the quarter. This muted number nevertheless belies an action-packed three months, as investor sentiment toward mainland shares reached a low in April, with Shanghai and other major cities entering growth-stunting lockdowns amidst a rapid spread of COVID variants, only to recover sharply in May and June, as easing public health restrictions allowed Beijing to start ramping up a massive stimulus program intended to set the nation’s economy up for a strong second half leading into Q4’s National Congress. Here we offer some perspective on factor drivers in China’s market during the second quarter and comment on what might come next for Chinese stocks.
Aug 1, 2022

China New Economy – from manufacturing hub to innovation hub
What will the next era of China’s economy look like? Invest in the leading companies driving China’s New Economy through the Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF.
Jul 28, 2022
What will the next era of China’s economy look like? Invest in the leading companies driving China’s New Economy through the Premia CSI Caixin China New Economy ETF.
Jul 28, 2022

Emerging ASEAN outperformance in a storm
As the Developed Markets are weathering havoc from increasingly hawkish rate hike actions, ASEAN equities continue to retain relative calm and outperform DM as a regional expression of global value trade. While the trajectory for economic upgrades and earnings growth prospects remain intact, as DMs slide deeper into bear markets, some tweaking of the ASEAN trade – as a pure Emerging Market play – might achieve even better relative outperformance. In this article our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discussed drivers behind the outperformance of our Emerging ASEAN strategy against MSCI World Growth, and what investors with the flexibility for a spread trade might consider as the dynamics will likely remain in place for the rest of this year.
Jul 4, 2022
As the Developed Markets are weathering havoc from increasingly hawkish rate hike actions, ASEAN equities continue to retain relative calm and outperform DM as a regional expression of global value trade. While the trajectory for economic upgrades and earnings growth prospects remain intact, as DMs slide deeper into bear markets, some tweaking of the ASEAN trade – as a pure Emerging Market play – might achieve even better relative outperformance. In this article our Senior Advisor Say Boon Lim discussed drivers behind the outperformance of our Emerging ASEAN strategy against MSCI World Growth, and what investors with the flexibility for a spread trade might consider as the dynamics will likely remain in place for the rest of this year.
Jul 4, 2022
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