--FILE-View of a branch of HSBC (the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) in Ji'nan city, east China's Shandong province, 26 May 2017.
A new investment fund tracking the inclusion of domestic Chinese A shares in MSCI index through the Stock Connect was launched on Frankfurt-based bourse on Tuesday, which is expected to provide foreign investors easy access to Chinese equities through A shares. The first of such kind, the HSBC MSCI China A Inclusion UCITS ETF allows investors to allocate to China's mainland markets via China A shares as their part in global portfolios increases. The fund can simply be added to existing allocations, meaning investors don't have to reallocate. Chen Zhiyong, executive board member Product Development with Ceinex said the inclusion of China A shares in global benchmarks is a significant recognition of how open China's stock markets have become.