As China’s financial markets continue to open, demand for trading financial assets from the country is growing. As part of this trend, Refinitiv, a provider of financial markets data and infrastructure, announced this Monday that it has partnered with the country’s leading media group, Caixin, to provide greater insight into the market.
Under the “extensive” data and news partnership, traders will have access to a range of data and news insights through Refinitiv’s financial markets desktop Eikon. This includes information on the Belt & Road Initiative, which is designed to drive world trade
According to the statement, the aim of the collaboration is to allow Refinitiv customers to stay ahead of the latest developments in China. To help them achieve this, in addition to Caixin Media’s English news, clients will also have access to four Belt and Road indices, designed by Caixin Insight.
These four indices include the general index, capital flow index, physical trading index and bilateral relationship index. This is in addition to the Belt and Road monthly report, which is now live and available on the Eikon platform.
Commenting on the partnership, Stuart Brown, Global Head of Emerging & Frontier Markets at Refinitiv said: “The global demand for content and analysis on China is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Refinitiv is committed to meeting these growing customer needs by connecting global markets through data, trading and insights.”
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“Our exciting new partnership with Caixin is a core part of a strategic campaign to bring China and other emerging markets to the world. As China continues to internationalise, we will further enrich our China data and content to make it even more intuitive for domestic and global investors to interact with.”
Refinitiv and Caixin to Further Develop Partnership in Future
In the future, Refinitiv and Caixin plan to provide further insights into Chinese ESG (Environment, Social and Governance indexes) performance, as well as Caixin’s new economy index (NEI), Chinese News and research reports.
“Caixin reports China from an insider and independent perspective. We are delighted to bring our insights to international investors through partnerships with leading information providers. Refinitiv is one such partner whom we are excited to work with, to provide more in-depth China-related content and data to the world,” added Li Xin, Vice President of Caixin Media and Managing Director of Caixin Global.
Demand for China Assets Increase Globally
Refinitiv’s announcement today reflects the growing demand for the trading of Chinese financial instruments. According to Lipper data from Refinitiv, there are 5,854 primary funds (including ETFs) with a geographical focus on China globally.
These primary funds have total net assets of $1,430 billion as of the end of 2018. This represents a significant growth of 190 percent from the end of 2013.