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MSCI finalises plan to quadruple China A-shares in indices

first_imgIndex provider MSCI has confirmed plans to increase the weight of China A shares in its indices from 5% to 20%, after consulting market participants.This will lift the pro-forma weight of A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Market index to 3.3%, from 0.7%.However, MSCI conceded it should make changes to its initial approach to increasing the number of Chinese stocks it counts in its benchmarks.Remy Briand, chairman of the MSCI index policy committee, said the implementation of an initial 5% inclusion of China A shares had been a “positive experience” for international institutional investors. He said it had fostered an appetite to further increase their exposure to China’s mainland equity market, leading to MSCI’s initial proposal in September last year.“The strong commitment by the Chinese regulators to continue to improve market accessibility, evidenced by, among other things, the significant reduction in trading suspensions in recent months, is another critical factor that has won the support of international institutional investors,” Briand added.However, MSCI has adapted how it intends to increase the number of A-shares within the index, moving from a two-stage to a three-stage process.The index provider said investors and other market participants had flagged that a two-stage process could incur “execution pressure on the implementation dates”.Additionally, a significant proportion of investors asked for mid-cap shares to be included in the MSCI indices jointly with the weight increase in large-cap shares, to allow for a smoother implementation. Source: Eastspring InvestmentsMichelle Qi, EastspringMichelle Qi, chief investment officer for China at Eastspring Investments, the Asian arm of Prudential, said MSCI’s move would increase demand from global asset managers in the next few years.Qi said inflows to the country’s stock markets were estimated to be $70-80bn (€61-70bn) in 2019, with an even larger inflow next year.By the end of 2018, according to statistics from the People’s Bank of China, foreign investors’ equity holdings stood at RMB1.15trn (€150bn), or 6.7% of A-share free-float cap, Qi said. This scale was already close to the equity assets under management of domestic mutual funds, the mainstream local players in the A-share market.“Accordingly, we will see stronger pricing power of foreign investors at onshore market,” she added. “Foreign investors’ investment thesis, research framework and stock pitching preferences have already had, and will continue to have, a growing impact on the A-share market going forward.”MSCI’s initial announced was followed by fellow index provider FTSE Russell. However, some, including ERI Scientific Beta, said they would not be doing the same, citing restrictions to the use of derivatives, limited capacity for rebalancing and the high number of stock-trading suspensions in the mainland Chinese market.last_img read more

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Early morning crash kills two

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Early Tuesday morning, the Indiana State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on State Road 3 in Jennings County that claimed the life of both occupants.The initial investigation by Troopers indicated that a gray 2005 Toyota Scion, being driven by David T. Seropian, age 20, Scottsburg, Indiana was traveling southbound on State Road 3 near County Road 650 South.  The vehicle left the east side of the roadway before striking a tree and overturning. As a result of the crash, Seropian was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  A passenger in Seropian’s vehicle, Shaylla Jones, age 21, Scottsburg, Indiana also sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  Both Seropian and Jones were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jennings County Coroner’s Office.The investigation further indicated that Seropian may have swerved to avoid a deer that was in the roadway.  Investigators believe that speed was also a contributing factor in the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor although toxicology results are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing.The families of Seropian and Jones were both notifiedlast_img read more

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Accuscore delivers real-time ‘breaking betting news’ data ticker

first_img Submit Share Accuscore begins new journey under BetQL’s domain May 7, 2020 Repeat Performance! Accuscore seeks to out forecast Goldman Sachs at Russia 2018 June 15, 2018 Related Articles Tuomas Kanervala – AccuscoreSports betting forecasting software provider Accuscore has revealed its latest industry innovation – BreakingBetting.News (“BBN”), a real-time breaking news ticker providing betting insights to sports audiences.“BBN is a unique real-time provider of breaking news for sports bettors.  Our news feed is updated daily based on output of key matches, races, games, events or proposition bets derived from our proprietary algorithmsWe continuously scan massive amounts of data from all major sports to find those few key events which present the best betting opportunities.” Details Accuscore in its corporate update.The real-time ticker has been co-developed as a joint-venture with racing data and betting analytics tool/app HorseLogics (HorseLogics.com).Accuscore details that BBN will provide relevant and accurate, betting-centric updates to its audience, displaying information on market values, handicaps and pricing variables.Updating the market, Tuomas Kanervala, CEO of Accuscore, commented on the launch of BBN“Our mission is to provide all sports bettors with the most interesting betting news on a daily basis. Currently there is a void of genuine betting content and BBN allows both the operator and the player to access unique real-time predictive data output through our sophisticated event simulations. This is just the tip of the iceberg of our proprietary tools for the sports bettor as we ready our position to meet the demands of the US player as sports betting is legalized throughout the U.S.” Accuscore launches all-in-one betting info app at BOFCON2019 March 20, 2019 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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